Abuse and Neglect

Parenting Foster Kids with Challenging Behaviors

Often, foster kids have come into care specifically because they have experienced loss, abuse, or neglect. Those experiences and other kinds of trauma that may have occurred in their home, including being removed from their birth family, can and often … Read More

When Your Child Is Missing: A Family Survival Guide, Fifth Edition

This guide was first produced in 1998 and aims to assist families when their child goes missing. Each edition of the guide features parents who have experienced firsthand both the anguish and hope of finding their missing child. The fifth edition … Read More

Watch for Warning Signs of Child Abuse and/or Neglect

National Child Abuse Prevention Month was in April and recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect. Services developed by this collaboration can help protect children and strengthen families. Tim Rolfe, family advocacy … Read More

New Child Maltreatment Report Finds Child Abuse and Neglect Decreased to a Five-Year Low

Today, the Children’s Bureau at the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) released the annual child maltreatment report. The report reveals that of the nationally estimated 3,016,000 children who were the subject of a … Read More

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COVID-19 Workforce Needs Assessment (WNA): Cross-Site Report for Workforce Excellence Public Child Welfare Sites

U.S. public child welfare agencies are charged with ensuring the safety, permanency, and wellbeing of children, including the more than 400,000 children and youth in out-of-home placements at any given time. In 2018, the child welfare system responded to an … Read More

Parent & Practitioner Newsletter – Summer 2020

The FRIENDS National Center for CBCAP is excited to share the latest edition of the Parents & Practitioners Summer 2020 Newsletter. The theme of this edition is preventing child neglect and the newsletter is available in both English and Spanish. … Read More

Volunteers learn new ways to advocate for children

Our typical National Child Abuse Prevention Month activities in April were not the same this year!” noted Southeastern Indiana Voices for Children executive director Tonya Ruble-Richter. “Due to the pandemic, we have had to cancel our April community fundraiser event and … Read More