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
Factors that are linked to or protect against violence
Strategies to help states and communities prevent child abuse and neglect
Facts and Prevention
Definition, statistics, and consequences
About the framework, Essentials for Parenting, Funded States, and Resources
Reports, Methods, INSPIRE Technical Package, Partners, Publications, & Resources
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]