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A strong foundation for child maltreatment prevention requires authentic partnerships with families, cross-system collaboration and evidence-based practice. To that end, child welfare professionals frequently must explain maltreatment to related professionals, provide information to families and communities, and identify risk and protective factors. The Children's Bureau's information service, Child Welfare Information Gateway, offers a number of publications to support these goals. Topics include preventing child abuse, protecting children from the risk of abuse, and promoting healthy families.
Listed below are the latest bulletins for child welfare professionals, factsheets for families, and issue briefs that cover research and evidence-based or evidence-informed practices for preventing maltreatment. For a full list of titles, visit Information Gateway's publication catalog and browse by topic.
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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.