Core/Foundation Training for Caseworkers: Child Abuse Prevention
Resources include core/foundation training curricula and materials for child welfare caseworkers on child abuse and neglect prevention that address topics such as primary prevention strategies, parent education and support, protective factors, and more.
Bringing the Protective Factors Framework to Life in Your Work – A Resource for Action
National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds (2012)
Offers an interactive online training on the protective factors for practitioners working with parents. Promising strategies to strengthen families are also included.
FRIENDS Online Learning Center
FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (2013)
Offers continuing education and professional development opportunities for community-based child abuse prevention programs. The Learning Center's topic list includes logic models, data management, as well as maximizing financial resources for managers, frontline workers, and other child welfare professionals.
Practicing Safety: To Promote Healthy and Safe Child Development
American Academy of Pediatrics
Offers training modules on seven parenting and family environment topics to discuss with parents to help prevent child abuse and neglect.
20 Facts About Child Abuse and Neglect; 20 Ways of Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect (PDF - 389 KB)
California Department of Social Services & Office of Child Abuse Prevention (2011)
Highlights facts about child abuse, mandated reporting of child abuse and neglect in California, and child protection.
Community Tool Box
University of Kansas Work Group on Health Promotion and Community Development
Provides training on topics related to community health and development, including step-by-step instruction, examples, checklists, and "plan the work" toolkits.
CSPV Violence Resources Database
Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (2013)
Provides a database with information about violence-related curricula, videos, and other resource materials.
Practice Guideline: Integrating Prevention Into the Work of Child Maltreatment Professionals
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
Practice Guidelines, 2010
Presents guidelines designed to assist professionals in going beyond reporting child abuse by integrating best practices for child maltreatment prevention activities into their daily work with children and families.
Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect in Disaster Emergency Shelters
National Resource Center for Child Protective Services (2006)
Trains emergency shelter staff and volunteers on abuse and neglect, keeping children safe, and how to report suspected maltreatment.
Principles of Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Offers a free online training on prevention that addresses different types of violence; primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention; the social ecological model; and the public health approach to violence prevention. Also see the Child Maltreatment section.
Promoting Child Welfare: Training Professionals to Support Healthy Marriages, Healthy Relationships and Families
Syracuse University, College of Human Services and Health Professions
Presents training to enhance workers' ability to facilitate healthy marriages, couple relationships, and families within the child welfare population with the goal of promoting and improving the well-being of children.
ROPER Online Learning Program
Center for Parent Education and Family Support
Presents basic curricula for professionals on issues related to parenting and family life. Registration required.
Talking About Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention
FrameWorks Institute & Prevent Child Abuse America
Presents a toolkit compendium of research on how Americans think about child development, and how to increase public support for policies that support prevention and intervention policies that reduce child abuse and neglect.
Training for Prevention
Stop It Now!
Offers free online training to help parents and professionals prevent child sexual abuse and links to other training resources.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2013)
Presents Violence Educational Tools Online (VETO), an evolving resource for individuals committed to violence prevention that provides free accredited training; resources for program planning, implementation, and evaluation; and success stories featuring existing programs and strategies.
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