Parent Education to Strengthen Families and Prevent Child Maltreatment


This issue brief explores parent education for child welfare and highlights programs that have shown positive results or promise for strengthening families and preventing child abuse and neglect. It also discusses the key characteristics and training strategies of effective programs and research that demonstrates the benefits of parent education. The brief showcases innovative State and local programs that help parents care safely for their children and lists parent education resources. 

Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2019). Parent education to strengthen families and prevent child maltreatment. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.

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