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Multidimensional model to assess the readiness of Saudi Arabia to implement evidence based child maltreatment prevention programs at a large scale

Almuneef, Maha A.; Qayad, Mohamed; Noor, Ismail K.; Al-Eissa, Majid A.; AlBuhairan, Fadia S.; Inam, Sarah; Mikton, Christopher

Authors

Maha A. Almuneef

Mohamed Qayad

Ismail K. Noor

Majid A. Al-Eissa

Fadia S. AlBuhairan

Sarah Inam



Abstract

There has been increased awareness of child maltreatment in Saudi Arabia recently. This study assessed the readiness for implementing large-scale evidence-based child maltreatment prevention programs in Saudi Arabia. Key informants, who were key decision makers and senior managers in the field of child maltreatment, were invited to participate in the study. A multidimensional tool, developed by WHO and collaborators from several middle and low income countries, was used to assess 10 dimensions of readiness. A group of experts also gave an objective assessment of the 10 dimensions and key informants' and experts' scores were compared. On a scale of 100, the key informants gave a readiness score of 43% for Saudi Arabia to implement large-scale, evidence-based CM prevention programs, and experts gave an overall readiness score of 40%. Both the key informants and experts agreed that 4 of the dimensions (attitudes toward child maltreatment prevention, institutional links and resources, material resources, and human and technical resources) had low readiness scores (

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2014
Journal Child Abuse and Neglect
Print ISSN 01452134
Electronic ISSN 1873-7757
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 38
Issue 3
Pages 527-532
APA6 Citation Almuneef, M. A., Qayad, M., Noor, I. K., Al-Eissa, M. A., AlBuhairan, F. S., Inam, S., & Mikton, C. (2014). Multidimensional model to assess the readiness of Saudi Arabia to implement evidence based child maltreatment prevention programs at a large scale. Child Abuse and Neglect, 38(3), 527-532. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2013.08.001
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2013.08.001
Keywords child maltreatement prevention, readiness, capacity, scale-up, low- and middle-income countries.
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2013.08.001
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