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Mark Your Calendar – Prevention Conference Spring 2017  

0ccce9e3-85a6-4c3c-97a5-09868759e227Planning is underway for the 2017 Statewide Conference on Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention to be held March 23 & 24, 2017 at the Capital Plaza Hotel & Convention Center in Jefferson City. To provide a conference that offers meaningful information for attendees, CTF is currently soliciting ideas for workshops & presenters. Please advise if there is a training topic of  interest and/or a speaker/presenter that you have in mind; you may email Paula Cunningham at with your suggestions. CTF strongly encourages you to take advantage of this opportunity to suggest presentation ideas that are important & useful in your work. Please plan to attend this statewide conference (only held every two years) and help us “kick-off” April as child abuse & neglect prevention month. We look forward to hearing your ideas for workshops.


Preventing Child Abuse/Neglect – Resource from the CDC

c3c96257-0e0f-4b63-b679-b1b106c0ccfeThe Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recently released Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect: A Technical Package for Policy, Norm, and Programmatic Activities. This resource represents a collection of strategies of the best available evidence to prevent or reduce public health problems like violence. The package supports CDC’s Essentials for Childhood framework and highlights 5 strategies to prevent child abuse and neglect:

  • Strengthen economic supports for families
  • Change social norms to support parents and positive parenting
  • Provide quality care and education early in life
  • Enhance parenting skills to promote healthy child development
  • Intervene to lessen harms and prevent future risk



CA/N Prevention Infographic

In the upper right hand column is a wonderful infographic from the CDC developed to support their prevention technical package (described above). Please feel free to share. Also check out the CDC resource page on child abuse/neglect prevention including information on Economic Costs of Child Abuse, Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES), Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma and much much more.