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Section 3. Identifying Targets and Agents of Change: Who Can Benefit and Who Can Help

Example: Targets and agents of change for child abuse prevention program

Below is a filled out example of a planning sheet that can be used to help determine the targets and agents of change for your initiative. In the Tools section, you'll find a blank copy you can print out and use for your organization.

What behaviors and conditions contribute to the issue or problem?

Who are the people who experience or contribute to the issue?

(Targets of Change)

Who are the people who can contribute to improvement?

(Agents of Change)

  • Poverty / economic stress
  • Poor anger management skills
  • Substance use
  • Lack of parenting skills
  • Family history of abuse
  • Parents and guardians
  • Relatives
  • Teachers
  • Ministers
  • Neighbors
  • Parents and Guardians
  • Relatives
  • Service providers