National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to strengthen families to prevent child abuse and neglect. Through this collaboration, prevention services and supports help protect children and produce thriving families.
The 2021/2022 Prevention Resource Guide is designed to help services 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.Explore the Resource Guide
Conversation Guides help service providers have personalized conversations with families about the six protective factors. Each set includes a detailed guide about developing a specific protective factor for service providers and a worksheet for parents and caregivers.
Each year, the Children's Bureau releases a detailed report of national data about child abuse and neglect and the State and local services that address it.
Everyone can play a role in supporting families in order 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.
Videos that showcase the importance of community involvement in preventing child abuse and neglect. The conversations highlight the true value of community-based child abuse prevention programs.
Child Welfare Information Gateway offers a number of 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.