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Publications

National Child Abuse Prevention Partner Organizations
Child Welfare Information Gateway, Regularly Updated

Protective Factors Approaches in Child Welfare
Child Welfare Information Gateway, February 2014

Understanding and Preventing Violence: Summary of Research Activities
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2013

Preventing Child Maltreatment and Promoting Well-Being: Network for Action 2012 Resource Guide
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Children's Bureau, Office on Child Abuse and Neglect, FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention, and the Center for the Study of Social Policy-Strengthening Families, 2012

Randomized Trial of Healthy Families New York (HFNY): Does Home Visiting Prevent Child Maltreatment?
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, January 2011

Strengthening Families and Communities: 2011 Resource Guide
Administration for Children and Families, 2011

National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction
Department of Justice, August 2010

Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities: Statistics and Interventions
Child Welfare Information Gateway, April 2010

Understanding the Common Ground Between Systems of Care and Child Abuse Prevention
Family Resource Information, Education, and Network Development Service, March 2010

Realizing the Promise of Home Visitation: Addressing Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment
Family Violence Prevention Fund, 2010

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in New York City, Executive Summary
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, September 2008

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in New York City, Volume One: The CSEC Population in New York City: Size, Characteristics, and Needs
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, September 2008

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in New York City, Volume Two: Formative Evaluation: The New York City Demonstration
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, September 2008

Sexually Assaulted Children: National Estimates and Characteristics
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, August 2008

Children's Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities
Office for Victims of Crime, June 2008

Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect
Child Welfare Information Gateway, April 2008

Preventing Child Maltreatment Through the Promotion of Safe, Stable, and Nurturing Relationships Between Children and Caregivers
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse within Youth Serving Organizations: Getting Started on Policies and Procedures
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2007

Lessons Learned From Safe Kids/Safe Streets
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, November 2006

Keeping Kids Safe Online: Advice from an FBI Cyber Agent
Federal Bureau of Investigation, April 2006

Communitywide Strategies to Reduce Child Abuse and Neglect: Lessons From the Safe Kids/Safe Streets Program
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, 2004

Emerging Practices in the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
Office on Child Abuse and Neglect, Children's Bureau, 2003

Protecting Children in Cyberspace: The ICAC Task Force Program
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, January 2002

Helping to Prevent Child Abuse and Future Criminal Consequences: Hawaii Healthy Start
National Institute of Justice, October 1995

A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety
Federal Bureau of Investigation, No date available

Preventing Child Maltreatment: Program Activities Guide
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, No Publication Date Available

Related Resources

Administration for Children and Families - Children's Bureau
As the oldest Federal agency for children, the Children's Bureau within the Administration for Children and Families has primary responsibility for administering Federal child welfare programs. The Children's Bureau seeks to provide for the safety, permanency, and well-being of children through leadership, support for necessary services, and productive partnerships with States, Tribes, and communities.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Child Maltreatment Prevention
The CDC is moving the injury and violence-prevention field toward primary prevention and early intervention by exploring ways to prevent child maltreatment before it occurs. To do this, the CDC is focusing efforts on research, capacity building, communication, and forming partnerships.

Child Welfare Information Gateway
Formerly the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse, Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families.

CrimeSolutions.gov
The Office of Justice Programs' CrimeSolutions.gov Web site is meant to help practitioners and policymakers understand what works in justice-related programs and practices. Included on CrimeSolutions.gov is program and topical information related to child protection/health.

Family Resource Information, Education, and Network Development Service (FRIENDS)
FRIENDS, the national resource center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP), provides training and technical assistance to Federally funded CBCAP Programs.

Federal Bureau of Investigation: Crimes Against Children (CAC) Program
The mission of the CAC program is to decrease the vulnerability of children to sexual exploitation; to develop a nationwide capacity to provide a rapid, effective, and measured investigative response to crimes against children; and to enhance the capabilities of state and local law enforcement investigators through programs, investigative assistance, and task force operations.

Federal Interagency Work Group on Child Abuse and Neglect
The Federal Interagency Work Group on Child Abuse and Neglect provides a forum for collaboration among Federal agencies with an interest in preventing child maltreatment.

MedlinePlus: Child Abuse
MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, and other government agencies and health-related organizations.

National Center for Children Exposed to Violence (NCCEV) 
Funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the mission of NCCEV to increase the capacity of individuals and communities to reduce the incidence and impact of violence on children and families.

NCJRS: Children Exposed to Violence Special Feature
NCJRS's Children Exposed to Violence Special Feature contains publications and related resources which focus on children's exposure to violence and the impact such exposure may have on the children.

NCJRS: Internet Safety Special Feature
This online resource offers a compilation of publications and referrals to organizations focusing on internet safety for children and internet privacy.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
OJJDP provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization.

On Guard Online
This Web site provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, maintain childrens' privacy, and protect your personal information while online.

Public Health Leadership Initiative
The Public Health Leadership Initiative is a three-year project to identify best practice models of state public health leadership in the prevention of child maltreatment and the promotion of safe, stable, and nurturing relationships for children.

Safe Start Center
Funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the goals of the Safe Start Center are to:

  • broaden the scope of knowledge and resources for responding to the needs of children exposed to violence and their families;
  • provide and disseminate information about the Safe Start Initiative and emerging practices and research concerning children exposed to violence;
  • raise national awareness about issues concerning children exposed to violence.

U.S. Department of Justice: Defending Childhood
The Defending Childhood initiative was launched in September 2010 to address a national crisis: the exposure of America’s children to violence as victims and as witnesses.

U.S. Department of Justice: Project Safe Childhood
Initiated in May 2006, Project Safe Childhood combines law enforcement efforts, community action, and public awareness to combat child exploitation.

For additional resources on this topic, see the Juvenile Victims and Child Abuse/Exploitation sections of our site, and conduct a search of the NCJRS Abstracts Database.

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