Select Page

Valuable read from the CDC!  Child abuse and neglect are complex problems rooted in unhealthy relationships and environments.   Preventing child abuse and neglect requires a comprehensive approach that influences all levels of the social ecology, community involvement, relationships among families and neighbors, and individual behaviors.

Effective prevention strategies focus on identifying policies, practice and societal norms to create safe, stable nurturing relationship and environments.

This technical package represents a select group of strategies based on the best available evidence to help prevent child abuse and neglect:

            • strengthen economic supports to 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 lesson harms and prevent future risk

Learn more from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) & Prevention: