Child Abuse

Family Support Programs: Promoting Race Equity and Preventing Child Maltreatment

A scoping literature review from Prevent Child Abuse America aims to understand how primary prevention family support programs—particularly evidence-based home visiting programs and family resource centers—actively promote racial equity efforts within their communities. The report Understanding How Family Support Programs Promote … Read More

Indian Child Welfare (ICW)Quarterly and Annual Report

ICW Reporting Form Guides BIA’s decision making. The data collected: What is the ICWA Report? Tribes or Tribal organizations receiving grants under ICWA arerequired to submit data on a quarterly and annual basis (25CFR 23.47) Section on Tribal ICWA programs … Read More

The Indivisibility of Parental and Child Mental Health and Why Poverty Matters

Child mental health difficulties are common, with approximately one in five young people across all ages globally experiencing them. This is a major cause for concern, as child and adolescent mental health problems have deleterious effects, not only on social … Read More

Child Sexual Abuse Material

Federal law prohibits the production, advertisement, transportation, distribution, receipt, sale, access with intent to view, and possession of child sexual abuse material (CSAM). Underlying every sexually explicit image or video of a child is abuse, rape, molestation, and/or exploitation. The … Read More

Trauma-Informed Legal Representation for Youth in Sexual-Abuse-to-Prison Pipeline

When we criminalize the behavioral results of trauma, we set in motion a cycle of abuse and imprisonment that has harmful consequences for child victims. A few years ago, the Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation (CEASE) Clinic at the … 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

Healthy Sexuality for Youth in Foster Care: Tip Sheet

Partnering with Youth to Promote Their Health and Safety Parents and caregivers play an important role in keeping youth in foster care safe by promoting healthy behaviors. Research suggests a lack of parental monitoring is linked to a range of … 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

Protective Factors: Strengthening Families, Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect

FRIENDS National Center has updated their Online Learning Center Course on protective factors. The course includes an overview of protective factors, defines specific family protective factors, details strategies for promoting family wellbeing, and considers community conditions that promote family strength. The course presents … Read More

State of American Indian and Alaska Native Children and Families Report

Published by NICWA – November 22, 2022 The State of American Indian and Alaska Native Children and Families Report is a six-part series of data briefs that presents current data on American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) child and family … Read More