Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention
Children under the age of 18 may be exposed to abuse and neglect by a parent, caregiver, or another person in a custodial role (e.g., clergy, coach, teacher). There are four common types of child abuse and neglect.
- Physical Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Emotional Abuse
CDC’s research and programs work to understand the problem of child abuse and neglect and prevent them before they begin.
Factsheet, Definitions, Statistics & Consequences
Framework for creating safe, stable, nurturing relationships, and environment
CDC-Kaiser ACE Study, BRFSS ACE Data, & Journal Articles
Facts and Prevention
Factors that are linked to or protect against violence
Reports, Methods, INSPIRE Technical Package, Partners, Publications, & Resources
Strategies to help states and communities prevent child abuse and neglect
Articles, publications, and data sources
Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect: A Technical Package for Policy, Norm, and Programmatic Activities pdf icon[3.69 MB, 52 Pages, 508]
This technical package represents a select group of strategies based on the best available evidence to help prevent child abuse and neglect. Also available in Spanish pdf icon[21 MB, 52 Pages, 508]