- Preventing Child
Maltreatment and Promoting Well-Being: A Network for
Action 2013 Resource Guide
- The Six Protective Factors
- Tip Sheets for Parents and Caregivers
- Video Gallery
Preventing Child Maltreatment and Promoting Well-Being: A Network for Action 2013 Resource Guide
Preventing Child Maltreatment and Promoting Well-Being: A Network for Action 2013 Resource Guide supports service providers in their work with parents, caregivers, and their children to strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect. It focuses on the six protective factors, which have been proven to reduce the risk of abuse and neglect, and provides tools and strategies to integrate the protective factors into existing programs and systems.
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Information about the research and theory on which the Resource Guide is based, including a framework for understanding child well-being, protective factors that help reduce child abuse and neglect, and strategies for creating lasting change in how communities support families
Detailed information about each of the protective factors and tips for infusing them into programs and direct practice with families and children (Read in Spanish)
Strategies to help build community awareness and support the development of broad-based community partnerships
Information about why child abuse occurs, risk factors, consequences, identifying and reporting maltreatment, and supporting parents and children with a history of trauma
Strengths-based tip sheets on specific parenting topics that can be used in discussions or visits with caregivers, along with a calendar of activities for Child Abuse Prevention Month
Contact information for private and Federal partners working nationally to strengthen families
Authors and Contributors
The guide was developed with input from numerous national organizations, Federal partners, and parents committed to strengthening families, preventing child maltreatment, and promoting children's well-being.