The 2023/2024 Prevention Resource Guide recognizes that there are actions we can take as a society and within communities, organizations, and families to address the root causes of child abuse and neglect. The prevention resource guide seeks to highlight the innovative ways that communities around the country are doing purposeful prevention work to help children and families thrive. The protective factors have always been central to the Resource Guide. A protective factors approach focuses on positive ways to engage families by emphasizing their strengths, in addition to identifying areas where they have room to grow with support. Focusing on protective factors helps children, youth, and families build resilience and contributes to positive outcomes.
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Showcases how families, neighborhoods, communities, and States are successfully using the protective factors to protect children, strengthen families, and promote well-being.
Includes new examples from the Children’s Bureau’s Federal partners, funded programs, such as Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) State Lead Agencies, and other organizations that focus on strengthening families to prevent child maltreatment.
Engages parents and caregivers in personalized conversations with service providers about the protective factors and how parents can care for their children and themselves to create strong families. Available in English and Spanish.
Table of Contents
Laying the Foundation(PDF - 2,100 KB)
Creating a More Supportive Society for All Families(PDF - 3,000 KB)
Building Proactive Child and Family Well-Being Systems(PDF - 3,000 KB)
Aligning Organizations for Family Resilience and Healing(PDF - 3,600 KB)
Protective Factors Conversation Guides for Partnering With Families(PDF - 868 KB) Descargar (PDF - 501 KB)
Partners and Resources(PDF - 643 KB)
Looking for previous Resource Guides?
Check out our Protective Factors Toolkit for Activity Calendars, Protective Factors in Practice Vignettes, Tip Sheets, and past Resource Guides on the Information Gateway website.View Toolkit
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.