Author(s): Caspe, Margaret.;Atkin, Catherine.;Reyal, Laura De.;Hau, Isabelle.;Keesey, Dorreen.;Ligon, Nisha.;Wilton, Katelin.;Salinas, Steven.
Published: 2019
Available from: Global Family Research Project
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TSNE Mission Works
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Boston, MA 02111
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Abstract: At the LEGO Idea Conference 2019 in Billund, Denmark, five organizations—the Global Family Research Project, Omidyar Network, Ubongo, International Rescue Committee, and the Early Learning Lab-engaged in a conversation with a broad audience about how co-design creates shifts in family engagement and gives families agency and voice. From these conversations, four critical concepts emerged that individuals and organizations can use to develop, expand, and improve the knowledge, resources, and mindsets needed to grow their capacity for co-design. These four concepts include: create mechanisms for deeply understanding families; design programs and services with low floors, high ceilings, and wide walls; build learning feedback loops, and keep iterating based on learning; and going to scale is more than just numbers. (Author abstract modified) 

This slide presentation presents preliminary findings from a study that is investigating how engaged families are in the Pennsylvania Title IV-E Child Welfare Demonstration Project.

Author(s): Perry, Marlo A.;Rauktis, Mary E.
Published: 2019
Available from: University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work
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2117 Cathedral of Learning
4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
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Tuesday, 12 March 2019 14:03

ABOUT CAPTA - A Legislative History

About CAPTA: A Legislative History
The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), the key federal legislation addressing child abuse and neglect, was most recently amended in 2018. Read a summary on its legislative history.

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Protective Factors in Practice Vignettes - Test Your Knowledge!

The following scenarios illustrate how multiple protective factors support and strengthen families who are experiencing stress. These vignettes may be used during training for new family support workers, as a learning tool when working one-on-one with parents, or to stimulate discussion at a parent or community café.


Tuesday, 22 January 2019 16:42

Preventing Child Neglect Training Series

Developed by CANTASD and the National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds, the Preventing Child Neglect training series raises public awareness and understanding of child maltreatment, its causes, protective factors that help shield children and families, and manageable steps that each of us can take to help reduce the likelihood of child neglect. The training videos build upon each other and are designed to be viewed in sequential order. Each training video comes with a robust discussion toolkit that includes learning objectives, guidance for individual or group learning, a reflection journal, and links to additional resources.



Training 1: Explore the Basics
The first training lays the foundation for the series by providing an overview of child neglect, types of neglect, and factors that influence how we take care of our children. 
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Training 2: Fact or Fiction? 
Training 2 shares key facts about child neglect and considers why some common assumptions may need closer examination.
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Training 3: Everyone’s Responsibility
Training 3 explores how protective factors can shield individuals and families from the risk factors of neglect.
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Training 4: What We All Can Do
Training 4 provides manageable steps and strategies at each level of the social ecological model to reduce the likelihood of child neglect. One person can make a difference. 
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The National Child Abuse and Neglect Technical Assistance and Strategic Dissemination Center (CANTASD) is a service of the Children’s Bureau, Office on Child Abuse & Neglect, Administration for Children and FamiliesU.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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How states can improve well-being for all children, from birth to age five

McKinsey & Company - October 24, 2018

State governments have a unique opportunity to improve children's developmental trajectories. An integrated approach can help.

From Child Welfare Information Gateway enewsletter


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Saturday, 11 August 2018 19:54

2018 Prevention Resource Guide

The 2018 Prevention Resource Guide, compiled by the Children's Bureau, has many resources, handouts to copy and share and is in both English and Spanish. 

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This year’s Resource Guide continues to reflect the theme of the Office on Child Abuse and Neglect’s 20th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, "Building Community, Building Hope," which was held in Washington, DC, in August 2016. Going forward, the Resource Guide will be produced biannually to align with OCAN’s biannual national conference.
This guide is a joint product of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Children’s Bureau, its Child Welfare Information Gateway, and the FRIENDS National Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention. This annual Resource Guide is one of the Children’s Bureau’s most anticipated publications, offering trusted information, strategies, and resources to help communities support and strengthen families and promote the well-being of children and youth. Its contents are informed by input from some of our National Child Abuse Prevention Partners, as well as our colleagues on the Federal Interagency Work Group on Child Abuse and Neglect. Child abuse and neglect is a national issue that affects us all. The consequences of child abuse and neglect ripple across the lifespan, negatively impacting a child’s chances to succeed in school, work, and relationships. The Administration on Children, Youth and Families supports the promotion of meaningful and measurable results in social and emotional well-being, and we continue to support evidence-based and trauma-informed services and practices to achieve positive outcomes for the children, families, and communities we serve.
The 2016/2017 Resource Guide plays an important role in these efforts—offering support to service providers as they work with parents, caregivers, and children to prevent child maltreatment and promote social and emotional well-being. To do so, the Resource Guide focuses on protective factors that build on family strengths and promote optimal child and youth development. Information about protective factors is augmented with tools and strategies that help providers integrate the factors into community programs and systems. Agencies, policymakers, advocates, service providers, and parents alike will find resources in this guide to help them promote these important elements within their families and communities. 
Effective early prevention efforts are less costly to our nation and to individuals than trying to fix the adverse effects of child maltreatment. We hope this Resource Guide is helpful to you in your efforts to prevent child abuse and promote well-being. We thank you for participating in this important effort and for the work you do each day to build promising futures for our nation’s children and families.
Elaine Voces Stedt, M.S.W.
Office on Child Abuse and Neglect
Children’s Bureau
Administration on Children, Youth and Families
Administration for Children and Families,
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 00:00

VIDEO: Building Community, Building Hope

VIDEO: Building Community, Building Hope

The Children's Bureau and Office of Child Abuse and Neglect (OCAN) recently released the video, Building Community, Building Hope, as part of a series of actions preventing and responding to child maltreatment.  This video follows three programs, located in Iowa, Oregon, and California, that experienced success to innovatively engage parents and communities as a means to prevent and respond to child maltreatment. 

Watch the Building Community, Building Hope video and visit the National Child Abuse and Neglect Technical Assistance and Strategic Dissemination Center (CANTASD) website for access to a discussion guide, FAQs, and more background on the series.

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