Child Abuse Prevention

State of Louisiana 2023 Annual Progress and Service Report

This report provides the 2023 Annual Progress and Services Report (APSR) for Louisiana that outlines the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services’ (DCFS’) plan for child welfare and provides updates on the 2020-2024 Child and Family Services Plan (CFSP) … Read More

Immunity for Persons Who Report Child Abuse and Neglect

Among the State plan requirements for establishing eligibility for Federal grants under the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, States are required to provide “immunity from civil or criminal liability under State and local laws and regulations for individuals making good faith … Read More

Representing Families of Children with Diabetes Facing Child Abuse and Neglect Investigations

I. Introduction Parents and guardians of children with diabetes strive to keep life as normal as possible for their children. They have to work closely with their children’s school and doctor in order to ensure that they are properly cared … Read More

What Can We Learn About the Incidence of
Foster Care Placement from Birth Records?
Findings from the Cross Jurisdiction Model Replication Project

September 2022OPRE Report 2022-255Authors:Emily Putnam-Hornstein, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Children’s Data Network; Eunhye Ahn, Washington University in St. Louis, Children’s Data Network; and Rhema Vaithianathan, Auckland University of Technology, Children’s Data Network Jared Parrish and Robyn Husa, … Read More

April Is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Every April, the Children’s Bureau observes National Child Abuse Prevention Month (NCAPM) to raise public awareness of child abuse and neglect, recommit efforts and resources aimed at protecting children and strengthening families, and promote community involvement through activities that support … Read More

Five Ways to Serve Youth Through the Family First Prevention Services Act

A recent brief from the Center for the Study of Social Policy details five opportunities within the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) of 2018 for states to build a prevention continuum that focuses on healthy adolescent development. The brief also aims … Read More

Family First Prevention Services Act Website

Signed into law on February 9, 2018, as a part of the Bipartisan Budget Act (HR. 1892), Family First includes long-overdue historic reforms to help keep children safely with their families and avoid the traumatic experience of entering foster care. In … Read More

Race Equity Within Our Prevention Work

Hear Children’s Bureau Associate Commissioner Aysha Schomburg’s vision for the Children’s Bureau’s child maltreatment prevention agenda. Practitioners at the national, state, and local level discuss how we can concretely bring a race equity lens to our prevention work. Aysha E. … 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

CBCAP 101: Intro to Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Programs

The Safe Start Center, ABA Center on Children and the Law, and the Child and Family Policy Associates recently released a new resource, Victimization and Trauma Experienced by Children and Youth: Implications for Legal Advocates.  In this resource, you’ll find: Information … Read More