2023/2024 Prevention Resource Guide
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.
National Child Abuse Prevention Month Outreach Toolkit
Whether by proclamation, through social media, with graphics, or through other means, spreading the word about child abuse prevention lets your community know they can take action to strengthen families and help them thrive. Use these free prevention outreach tools to engage your community in supporting children, youth, and families this National Child Abuse Prevention Month!
Child Welfare Practice to Address Racial Disproportionality and Disparity
Explore factors that contribute to racial and ethnic disproportionality and disparity in the child welfare system. The publication also outlines strategies to assist professionals with addressing these issues and decision-making along the continuum.
In-Home Services to Strengthen Children and Families
Learn about child welfare in-home services, components of effective service delivery, and Federal funding sources for services. Also read about evidence-based in-home programs used and State examples of efforts to improve in-home services delivery.
Separating Poverty From Neglect in Child Welfare
Explore the overlap among families experiencing poverty and those reported to the child welfare system for neglect, the societal context within which poverty and neglect exist, and strategies for preventing and addressing both poverty and neglect.
Two-Generation Approaches to Supporting Family Well-Being
Read about two-generation approaches and why child welfare agencies should use them to improve outcomes for families. Learn how to build parental capacity and protective factors within families, often with the goal of interrupting cycles of poverty.
Family Engagement: Partnering With Families to Improve Child Welfare Outcomes
Find information on the foundational elements of the family engagement approach, followed by strategies and promising practices for implementing it for frontline caseworkers who directly engage families to promote safety, permanency, and well-being.
Leaving Your Child Home Alone
Review guidance for parents and other caregivers about the decision to leave a child or youth home alone.
Subscribe to Receive NCAPM Updates
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Prevention Month Campaign Survey
Tell us your thoughts about this years campaign and how we can continue to better serve your efforts to support children, youth and families!
2023/2024 Resource Guide Survey
Please let us know how you are using the latest edition of the Prevention Resource Guide and provide feedback by completing the brief survey.