Child Abuse and Neglect: Additional Resources
- Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Infographic
Visual representation of data from the 1995-1997 CDC and Kaiser Permanente study on Adverse Childhood Experiences
- Child Development
CDC’s Web page on child development includes information on developmental milestones, screening, and positive parenting
- Connecting the Dots
A free, online training that helps users implement prevention strategies that address shared risk and protective factors across multiple forms of violence.
- Developmental Milestones
Interactive web resource developed by CDC’s Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities to support parents and caregivers understand important child development milestones.
- Essentials for Childhood
Framework proposes strategies that communities can consider to promote the types of relationships and environments that help children grow to be healthy and productive citizens so that they, in turn, can build stronger and safer families and communities for their children
- Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers
CDC’s Web resource on strategies parents can use to help build a safe, stable, and nurturing relationship with their child. Includes information on common parenting challenges and solutions. Also available Spanish.
Tool designed for people interested in learning about program evaluation and how to apply it to their work
- Making the Case: Engaging Businesses
A free online resource that explains how users and their communities can work with the business sector to assure safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for all children and families.
- Preventing Abusive Head Trauma in Children
CDC’s Web page includes information on how to prevent abusive head trauma, a Guide for State Health Departments, and a Guide for Journalists, as well as links to additional information, expert commentary, and video resources.
- Parent’s Portal
A wealth of information from across all of CDC, covering everything from safety at home and the community to immunization schedules and developmental milestones
- Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma – Recommended Definitions for Public Health Surveillance and Research Cdc-pdf[8.96MB, 56Pages, 508]
Presents uniform case definitions and data elements for use in surveillance of child abuse and neglect and abusive head trauma
- Principles of Prevention
Online training on how to apply key concepts of primary prevention, the public health approach, and the social-ecological model for violence prevention work
- Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Within Youth-Serving Organizations: Getting Started on Policies and Procedures Cdc-pdf[4.56MB, 55Pages, 508]
Assists youth-serving organizations as they begin to adopt prevention strategies for child sexual abuse.
- Understanding Evidence
Interactive Web resource developed by CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention to support public health practitioners in making evidence-informed decisions around violence prevention
- Administration for Children and FamiliesExternal
The Administration for Children and Families, within the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for federal programs that promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities.
- Administration for Children and Families, Children’s BureauExternal
The Children’s Bureau is designed for professionals concerned with child abuse and neglect, child welfare, and adoption.
- Child Welfare Information GatewayExternal
The Child Welfare Information Gateway (a merger of the former National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and National Adoption Information Clearinghouse) provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families.
- FRIENDS National Resource CenterExternal
FRIENDS National Resource Center is a federally mandated Training and Technical Assistance Provider for agencies working to prevent child abuse.
- Quality Improvement Center on Early ChildhoodExternal
The Quality Improvement Center on Early Childhood is a five-year project to generate and disseminate new knowledge and robust evidence about programs and strategies that contribute to child abuse and neglect prevention.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – Project LAUNCHExternal
Project LAUNCH, a grant program of the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, seeks to promote the wellness of young children birth to age eight. It focuses on improving the systems that serve young children with the goal of helping all children reach physical, social, emotional, behavioral, and cognitive milestones.
- American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)External
AAP and its member pediatricians dedicate their efforts and resources to the health, safety, and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
- American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC)External
APSAC is a nonprofit national organization focused on meeting the needs of professionals engaged in all aspects of services for maltreated children and their families.
- California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC)External
CEBC identifies and disseminates information about child welfare practices in an effort to improve the lives of children and families.
- Center for the Study of Social PolicyExternal
The Center’s mission is to create new ideas and promote public policies that produce equal opportunities and better futures for all children and families, especially those most often left behind.
- Children’s Safety Network – National Injury and Violence Prevention Resource CenterExternal
The Children’s Safety Network provides resources and technical assistance to maternal and child health agencies and organizations seeking to reduce unintentional injuries and violence toward children and adolescents.
- Childhelp® USAExternal
Childhelp® is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect. The Childhelp® National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Guam.
- Child Welfare League of AmericaExternal
The Child Welfare League of America assists more than 3.5 million abused and neglected children and their families each year with a range of services.
- Effective Strategies to Support Positive Parenting in Community Health Centers Cdc-pdf[955KB, 21Pages, Print Only]External
This report published by the American Psychological Association, identifies and recommends public health strategies and interventions based on the best available science to prevent child abuse and neglect and to promote positive parenting practices within the context of behavioral health integration at community health centers.
- FrameWorks InstituteExternal
The FrameWorks Institute has conducted communications research on how people think about children’s issues, including child development and parenting.
- International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN)External
ISPCAN is committed to increasing public awareness of all forms of violence against children, developing activities to prevent such violence, and promoting the rights of children in all regions of the world.
- National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention FundsExternal
The National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds is a membership organization that provides training, technical assistance and peer consulting opportunities to state Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds to strengthen efforts to prevent child abuse.
- National Center for Missing and Exploited ChildrenExternal
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children provides assistance to parents, children, law enforcement, schools, and the community in recovering missing children and raising public awareness about ways to help prevent child abduction, molestation, and sexual exploitation. The Center operates a 24-hour hotline to report missing and exploited children (1-800-THE-LOST).
- National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention External
The National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention is a resource center for state and local child death review programs. It promotes, supports, and enhances child death review methodology and activities at the state, community, and national levels.
- The National Children’s Advocacy Center’s Child Abuse Library Online (CALiO)External
CALiO of the National Children’s Advocacy Center is one of the largest professional collections of published knowledge, educational materials and resources related to child abuse and neglect in the United States.
- National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and ExploitationExternal
The National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation consists of more than 30 key organizations and issue experts whose mission is to prevent child sexual exploitation.
- National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA)External
NICWA addresses the issues of child abuse and neglect through training, research, public policy, and grassroots community development.
- National Maternal and Child Health Center for Child Death Review: Keeping Kids AliveExternal
This organization promotes, supports, and enhances child death review methodology and activities at the state, community, and national levels.
- National Scientific Council on the Developing ChildExternal
The National Scientific Council on the Developing Child is a multi-disciplinary collaboration comprising leading scholars in neuroscience, early childhood development, pediatrics, and economics.
- Prevent Child Abuse AmericaExternal
Prevent Child Abuse America works to prevent abuse and neglect of our nation’s children and helps provide healthy, safe and nurturing experiences for more than 100,000 families every year.
- Shaken Baby AllianceExternal
The Shaken Baby Alliance collaborates with community agencies and professionals to provide support for victim families (including adoptive and foster parents) of Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS), to advocate justice for SBS victims, and to increase awareness of the problem.
- STOP IT NOW!External
Stop It Now! prevents the sexual abuse of children by mobilizing adults, families, and communities to take actions that protect children, especially before they are harmed. Stop It Now!’s confidential, national toll-free HELPLINE (1.888.PREVENT) offers support, resources, and referrals to adults with questions or concerns about sexualized behavior toward children.
Text4baby is a free mobile information service designed to promote healthy birth outcomes and to reduce infant mortality among underserved populations. Women who sign up for the service by texting BABY to 511411 (or BEBE for Spanish) will receive free SMS text messages each week, timed to their due date or baby’s date of birth.
- Zero to ThreeExternal
The mission of Zero to Three is to support the healthy development and well-being of infants, toddlers and their families.