Information and reports on State child abuse and neglect prevention programs and activities. Includes reports on both multiple and individual states.
- Prevention program reports: Multiple States' reports
- Prevention program reports: Individual State reports
Multiple States' reports
Behavioral Interventions and Counseling to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect: Systematic Review to Update the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation (PDF - 1,198 KB)
Nelson, Selph, Bougatsos, & Blazina (2013)
United States Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Oregon Health and Science University, & Oregon Evidence-Based Practice Center
Reviews new evidence on the benefits and harms of behavioral interventions and counseling in health care settings to reduce child abuse and neglect and related health outcomes for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
Findings From the 2009 Child Maltreatment Prevention Environmental Scan of State Public Health Agencies (PDF - 1,188 KB)
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC Foundation, & Education Development Center (2010)
Seeks to understand and identify the work that State public health agencies engage in to enhance family resiliency, foster healthy child development, and prevent child maltreatment.
Making the Case: “Prevention Programs and Strategies: State Legislative Experiences”
Prevent Child Abuse America & National Conference of State Legislatures (2020)
Reviews States' innovative policy work that legislators can use to support prevention efforts. The report highlights approaches such as home visitation, safe haven laws, abusive head trauma prevention programs, and the creation of prevention-focused task forces and councils.
FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (2011)
Provides access to 2011 State applications for Federal grants under the Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) program and descriptions of the activities each State has implemented under the grant. Access to 2010 State CBCAP applications and reports is also provided.
The Nurturing Parenting Programs® Comprehensive Review
Family Development Resources (2012)
Provides a comprehensive review and over view of 25 Nurturing Parenting Programs, evidence-based parenting programs and curricula for the prevention of treatment of child abuse and neglect.
Primary Care Interventions to Prevent Child Maltreatment: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement
Annals of Internal Medicine, 159(4)
Analyzes a systematic review of interventions to prevent child maltreatment for children at risk of child abuse and neglect, focusing on new studies and evidence gaps that were unresolved at the time of the 2004 recommendation by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Beneficial outcomes include reduced exposure to maltreatment and reduced harms to physical or mental health or mortality. Recommendations, rationale, considerations, and a related discussion are provided.
Individual State reports
- District of Columbia
- New Jersey
- New York
- North Carolina
Alaska 2019 Annual Progress & Services Report (PDF - 3,542 KB)
Lawton & Nurr’araaluk Davidson (2019)
Alaska Department of Health & Social Services, Office of Children Services
Offers the fourth update to Alaska’s 2015-2019 Child and Family Services Plan (CFSP). Addresses the requirements of ACYF-CB-PI-16-03 and is designed to provide an annual report of progress made towards accomplishing the goals and objectives of the CFSP, the CAPTA update, and the CFS 101, parts I, II, and III.
Healthy Families Arizona Longitudinal Evaluation: 1st Annual Report (PDF - 3,240 KB)
Arizona Department of Economic Security, Division of Children, Youth & Families, Office of Prevention and Family Support (2006)
Outlines the planning for the longitudinal controlled evaluation of Healthy Families Arizona.
Birth and Beyond Home Visitation Program: Nurturing Parenting Program Child Protective Services, Outcomes Report July 2010 through July 2013 (PDF - 79 KB)
LPC Consulting Associates, Inc. (2013)
Reviews evaluation findings from the Birth and Beyond home visitation program in Sacramento, California.
Toward a Lifetime Commitment to Violence Prevention: The Alameda County Blueprint (PDF - 263 KB)
Alameda County, CA, Board of Supervisors (2005)
Describes the phases of a comprehensive violence prevention plan designed to reduce all forms of violence affecting county communities and families. Includes multiple reports and resources.
A Call to Action: The District of Columbia's First Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Plan (PDF - 671 KB)
The Government of the District of Columbia & Prevent Child Abuse America (2010)
Presents a 3-year plan for incorporating prevention into everyday governmental and community activities and services related to children and families. The plan consists of strategies that include engaging the community, promoting ongoing support for the vision, building capacity for evidence-based and promising programs, and measuring the impact of the prevention plan.
State Strategic Plan (PDF - 1,591 KB)
Florida Department of Children and Families (2015)
Lists four major goals for enhancing services and improving outcomes for children, youth, and families. Each goal includes objectives, specific initiatives for accomplishing the goal, and a timetable for implementation.
Report from the Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children 2012 (PDF - 272 KB)
Missouri Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children (2012)
Provides recommendations to State officials and agencies on preventing child sexual abuse in Missouri. Task Force recommendations are presented in the areas of community-based prevention, training and technical assistance, multidisciplinary teams, mental health services and treatment, awareness, funding, and statutory change, and issues requiring further examination are identified.
Fact Sheet on Child Abuse and Prevention in Montana (PDF - 20 KB)
Children, Families, Health, and Human Services Interim Committee (2006)
Includes current prevention programs funded by the State and common features of successful programs.
Nebraska Cross-Systems Analysis: Final Report (PDF - 1,576 KB)
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services & Public Consulting Group (2012)
Discusses Nebraska's plan to expand the funding base for prevention and intervention services, while maximizing the Federal funding mix for these services. The goals of this analysis were to: (1) identify State general funds being used, in order to better utilize Federal funds, (2) identify resources that could be better allocated to provide more effective services to at-risk children and juveniles transitioning to home-based and school-based interventions, and (3) provide information that will allow the replacement of State general funds for services to at-risk children and juveniles with Federal funds.
Breaking the Cycle: How Home Visiting Can Reduce Child Abuse and Neglect and Prevent Crime in Nevada (PDF - 545 KB)
Warner, Christeson, & Schaefer (2012)
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids
Describes the impact of early abuse and neglect on children, explains the link between child abuse and neglect and adult criminal behavior, considers the benefits of home visiting programs, and the effectiveness of the Nurse-Family Partnership, Parents as Teachers, Early Head Start, and Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters programs in reducing child abuse and neglect and criminal convictions of youth.
New Jersey Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Plan 2010-2013: A Roadmap to Child and Family Wellbeing (PDF - 752 KB)
New Jersey Department of Children and Families & New Jersey Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect (2010)
Outlines planned prevention and family strengthening efforts, addressing areas such as early childhood services to pregnant mothers and families of young children, the prevention of maltreatment of school-aged youth, community-based, family-centered resource and support networks, domestic violence prevention, and concrete supports for families in times of need.
New Jersey Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect Second Annual Report: Proceedings and Findings for the Period of July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012 (PDF - 205 KB)
New Jersey Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect (2012)
Summarizes activities of the New Jersey Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect (NJTFCAN) including implementing professional development and training programs, distributing New Jersey's Children's Justice Act Community Grants, distributing Children's Trust Fund Community Grants, work by the NJTFCAN committees and subcommittees on prevention and policies, and Department of Children and Families presentations. Based on its 3-year assessment spanning 2010-2013, recommendations from the NJTFCAN are offered for improving outcomes for children and families in New Jersey.
Evaluation of Healthy Families New York (HFNY): First Year Program Impacts (PDF - 484 KB)
Office of Children and Family Services, Bureau of Evaluation and Research & Center for Human Services Research, University at Albany (2005)
Results of the first year of a 3-year evaluation study. Examines the extent to which the HFNY program positively affected parenting (including self and official reports of child abuse and neglect), child health and development, and parents' life course development at the time of the targeted child's first birthday.
Programs That Work, from the Promising Practices Network on Children, Families and Communities
Promising Practices Network & RAND Corporation (2011)
Explains Healthy Families New York as a community-based prevention program that provides intensive home visitation services to improve the health and well-being of children at-risk for abuse and neglect. The program focuses on promoting positive parenting skills, preventing child abuse and neglect, ensuring optimal prenatal care and child health and development, and increasing parents' self-sufficiency.
New Directions for North Carolina: A Report of the NC Institute of Medicine Task Force on Child Abuse Prevention (PDF - 726 KB)
North Carolina Institute of Medicine & Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (2005)
Provides a set of principles to guide the development of a statewide system for child maltreatment prevention and contains 37 recommendations to significantly improve prevention efforts in North Carolina.
State Plan for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect 2019 - 2023 (PDF - 2,815 KB)
State Interagency Child Abuse Prevention Task Force (2018)
Identifies six promising strategies to reduce child abuse and neglect and discusses plans to implement efforts in communities across the State.
Effectiveness of a Multi-Component Evidence-Based Parent Training Program in Reducing Child Maltreatment
University of Oklahoma & U.S. National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health (2012)
Examines the effectiveness of a complex evidence-based practice program, extending upon the SafeCare program, in reducing the occurrence of physical abuse and other forms of child maltreatment. In this study, families with a high risk for or history of child abuse received treatment services from the Oklahoma Comprehensive Home-Based Services program.
The State of Child Welfare
The Porch Light Project & Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (2017)
Explains the use of the General Protective Services approach in child welfare services in Pennsylvania, which allows the child welfare system to provide services to families in need, including a broad range of family preservation and prevention services.
Future Directions for Home Visiting in Texas (PDF - 356 KB)
Wilson, Briggs, Carter, Ulmen, Kazi, and Lucy
Discusses strategies on how stakeholders in Texas can use technology to reach more families needing home visiting services, address worker turnover, and connect with other family-serving organizations to meet the home visiting needs of families.