National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect. Prevention services and supports developed by this collaboration can help to protect children and strengthen families.
The 2023/2024 Prevention Resource Guide is designed to help service providers and organizations in every community to strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect. The Resource Guide focuses on protective factors that build on family strengths to foster healthy child and youth development.Pre-Order the Resource Guide
Conversation Guides help service providers have personalized conversations with families about the six protective factors. Each set includes a detailed guide for service providers about developing a specific protective factor and a worksheet for parents and caregivers.
Each year, the Children's Bureau releases a detailed report featuring national data about child abuse and neglect and the State and local services that address it.
Everyone can play a role in supporting families to prevent child abuse and neglect. Help raise child abuse awareness in your community by using our child abuse and neglect prevention month graphics, social media posts, and sample proclamations.
Media in this gallery showcase the importance of community involvement in preventing child abuse and neglect. The conversations highlight the true value of family-focused child abuse prevention programs.
Child Welfare Information Gateway offers several publications related to preventing child abuse, protecting children from the risk of abuse, and promoting healthy families. The publications provide evidence-based information for professionals and families.
The Children's Bureau, within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, funds the National Child Abuse Prevention Month initiative each April on the Child Welfare Information Gateway.