Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect

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Resources on child abuse prevention, protecting children from risk of abuse, and strengthening families. Includes information on supporting families, protective factors, public awareness, community activities, positive parenting, prevention programs, and more. Also access the National Child Abuse Prevention Month website.

Understanding child abuse prevention and what to do when children are at risk. Includes frequently asked questions and links to related Federal and national organizations and State contacts that work to prevent child abuse.

Promoting child & family well-being
Information on well-being and ways programs and systems can support it. Includes resources on protective factors, marriage, fatherhood, and parenting.

Public awareness & creating supportive communities
Tools for sharing a child abuse prevention message with your community and building community support.

Prevention programs
Standards for prevention programs, research on what works, information on the role of related professionals, and resources for specific types of programs.

Developing & sustaining prevention programs
Considerations for managing a prevention program, including community needs assessment, collaborating with community partners, family engagement and retention, cultural competence, training, and funding.

Evidence-based practice
Child abuse prevention programs and strategies supported by scientific research.

Evaluating prevention programs
Evaluating program effectiveness and conducting cost analyses. Features the Evaluation Toolkit and Logic Model Builder.