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Publications

Making Meaningful Connections: 2015 Prevention Resource Guide
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention, and Center for the Study of Social Policy – Strengthening Families, January 2015

Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention: Exemplary Practices
FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention, January 2015

Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States: A Guide for the Health Care Sector
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, 2014

Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States: A Guide for Providers of Victim and Support Services
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, 2014

Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States: A Guide for the Legal Sector
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, October 2014

Understanding the Role of Program Assessment in Child Abuse Prevention: Tools for Peer Review and Beyond
FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention, September 2014

Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities 2012: Statistics and Interventions
Child Welfare Information Gateway, April 2014

Protective Factors Approaches in Child Welfare
Child Welfare Information Gateway, February 2014

Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, 2013

Understanding and Preventing Violence: Summary of Research Activities
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2013

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

National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction
Department of Justice, August 2010

Preventing Child Maltreatment: Program Activities Guide
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, June 2010

Understanding the Common Ground Between Systems of Care and Child Abuse Prevention
Family Resource Information, Education, and Network Development Service, March 2010

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in New York City, Executive Summary
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, September 2008

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in New York City, Volume One: The CSEC Population in New York City: Size, Characteristics, and Needs
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, September 2008

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in New York City, Volume Two: Formative Evaluation: The New York City Demonstration
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, September 2008

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

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse within Youth Serving Organizations: Getting Started on Policies and Procedures
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2007

Lessons Learned From Safe Kids/Safe Streets
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, November 2006

Keeping Kids Safe Online: Advice from an FBI Cyber Agent
Federal Bureau of Investigation, April 2006

Communitywide Strategies to Reduce Child Abuse and Neglect: Lessons From the Safe Kids/Safe Streets Program
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, 2004

Protecting Children in Cyberspace: The ICAC Task Force Program
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, January 2002

Helping to Prevent Child Abuse and Future Criminal Consequences: Hawaii Healthy Start
National Institute of Justice, October 1995

A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety
Federal Bureau of Investigation, No date available

Related Resources

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 with States, Tribes, and communities.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Child Maltreatment 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.

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.

CrimeSolutions.gov
The National Institute of Justice's CrimeSolutions.gov Web site 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 Bureau of Investigation: Crimes Against Children (CAC) Program
The mission of the CAC program is to decrease the vulnerability of children to sexual exploitation; to develop a nationwide capacity to provide a rapid, effective, and measured investigative response to crimes against children; and to enhance the capabilities of state and local law enforcement investigators through programs, investigative assistance, and task force operations.

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.

Public Health Leadership Initiative
The Public Health Leadership Initiative is a three-year project to identify best practice models of state public health leadership in the prevention of child maltreatment and the promotion of safe, stable, and nurturing relationships for children.

U.S. Department of Justice: Defending Childhood
The Defending Childhood initiative was launched in September 2010 to address a national crisis: the exposure of America’s children to violence as victims and as witnesses.

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.

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