Child Maltreatment Prevention

Essentials for Childhood

National Center for Child Fatality Review and Prevention Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Resources CDC’s research and programs work to understand the problem of child abuse and neglect and prevent them before they begin.

Child Welfare Information Gateway 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. 

Alliance for Strong Families and Communities - the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities works with thousands of committed social sector leaders to help their organizations more positively impact their communities. It is a national strategic action network driven by members to achieve a healthy and equitable society. 
  • Within Our Reach Toolkit - Within Our Reach is an office established within the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities to further the recommendations of the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities.

Strengthening Families - Increasing positive outcomes for Children and Families
  • Strengthening Families 101 - This PowerPoint is an extensive introduction to Strengthening Families. It outlines its “four big ideas,” the five protective factors, pathways for improved outcomes, and implementation data.

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