Special Feature: Child Abuse - Prevention
Child Maltreatment Prevention: Past, Present, and Future
Child Welfare Information Gateway, July 2017
Forensic Interviewing: A Primer for Child Welfare Professionals
Child Welfare Information Gateway, July 2017
National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction
Department of Justice, October 2016
2016 Prevention Resource Guide: Building Community, Building Hope
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention, March 2016
Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect: A Technical Package for Policy, Norm, and Programmatic Activities
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016
Kilah Davenport Child Protection Act of 2013: Report to Congress
Office of Justice Programs, July 2015
Protective Factors Approaches in Child Welfare
Child Welfare Information Gateway, February 2014
Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect
Child Welfare Information Gateway, July 2013
Randomized Trial of Healthy Families New York (HFNY): Does Home Visiting Prevent Child Maltreatment?
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, January 2011
Preventing Child Maltreatment: Program Activities Guide
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, June 2010
Sexually Assaulted Children: National Estimates and Characteristics
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, August 2008
Children's Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities
Office for Victims of Crime, June 2008
Preventing Child Maltreatment Through the Promotion of Safe, Stable, and Nurturing Relationships Between Children and Caregivers
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008
For additional and historical items from the NCJRS federal sponsors, see the Juvenile Justice>Child Abuse/Exploitation topic page.
Administration for Children and Families - Children's Bureau
As the oldest federal agency for children, the Children's Bureau within the Administration for Children and Families has primary responsibility for administering federal child welfare programs. The Children's Bureau seeks to provide for the safety, permanency, and well-being of children through leadership, support for necessary services, and productive partnerships.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention
The CDC is moving the injury and violence-prevention field toward primary prevention and early intervention by exploring ways to prevent child maltreatment before it occurs. To do this, the CDC is focusing efforts on research, capacity building, communication, and forming partnerships.
Launched as part of the Department of Justice's Defending Childhood Initiative, the Changing Minds national campaign seeks to raise awareness, teach skills, and inspire public action to address children's exposure to violence and trauma.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Formerly the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse, Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families.
The National Institute of Justice's CrimeSolutions.gov website is meant to help practitioners and policymakers understand what works in justice-related programs and practices. Included on CrimeSolutions.gov is program and topical information related to child protection/health.
Family Resource Information, Education, and Network Development Service (FRIENDS)
FRIENDS, the national resource center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP), provides training and technical assistance to federally funded CBCAP Programs.
Federal Interagency Work Group on Child Abuse and Neglect
The Federal Interagency Work Group on Child Abuse and Neglect provides a forum for collaboration among federal agencies with an interest in preventing child maltreatment.
MedlinePlus: Child Abuse
MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, and other government agencies and health-related organizations.
NCJRS: Children Exposed to Violence Special Feature
NCJRS's Children Exposed to Violence Special Feature contains publications and related resources which focus on children's exposure to violence and the impact such exposure may have on the children.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
OJJDP provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP): Model Programs Guide (MPG)
MPG contains information about evidence-based juvenile justice and youth prevention, intervention, and reentry programs. See the Abuse/Maltreatment/Neglect page for access to information about rated programs.
U.S. Department of Justice: Project Safe Childhood
Initiated in May 2006, Project Safe Childhood combines law enforcement efforts, community action, and public awareness to combat child exploitation.
For additional resources on this topic, see the Juvenile Victims and Child Abuse/Exploitation sections of our site, and conduct a search of the NCJRS Abstracts Database.