Child Maltreatment Prevention: Past, Present, and Future

Date: January 2017
Child Maltreatment Prevention: Past, Present, and Future

Author(s): Information Gateway

Year Published: 2017

File Size: 2 MB

This issue brief looks at how child maltreatment prevention efforts have grown and changed substantially over the last half century and discusses the importance of prevention as a critical component of the nation's child protection system. It outlines programs and strategies that are proving beneficial in reducing the likelihood of child maltreatment, such as public awareness efforts, parent education, home visitation, and community prevention efforts. Key challenges and opportunities for the future of child maltreatment prevention are addressed. 

Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2017). Child maltreatment prevention: Past, present, and future. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau

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