Prevention

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

child abuse prevention month

Child Abuse Prevention Month Toolkit

National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of communities working together to help families thrive and prevent child maltreatment. During the month of April and throughout the year, communities are encouraged to increase awareness about child and family well-being, … Read More

Domestic Violence Prevention and Intervention in Fatherhood Programs

This brief is intended to support the efforts of both researchers and father-serving professionals to study, evaluate, and implement practices for use in fatherhood programs to help prevent and address domestic violence (DV). It begins by providing background information on … Read More

HIV and Pregnant Women, Infants, and Children [Website]

This website provides information on preventing perinatal HIV transmission. It explains perinatal HIV transmission (also known as mother-to-child transmission) can happen at any time during pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding, however, there are effective interventions for preventing perinatal HIV transmission, and … Read More

Drug Misuse: Sustained National Efforts Are Necessary for Prevention, Response, and Recovery: [A Report to the Congress]: GAO Highlights

This report provides highlights findings from a study that analyzed drug misuse and deaths from overdoses for 2002–2018, reviewed selected empirical studies published from 2014–2019, and compared Government Accountability Office’s (GAO’s) High-Risk list criteria to findings and recommendations in over … Read More

Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives

This webpage explains regular handwashing is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. Links are provided to information on when and how to wash hands, the data behind … Read More

My Community Cares: A Multitiered, Multidisciplinary, and Neighborhood-Driven Approach to Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect

Written by the Honorable John C. Davidson, 9th Judicial District Court, Alexandria, LA, and Michelle Gros, J.D., special projects coordinator, Pelican Center for Children and Families and Louisiana Court Improvement Program Parents with lived experience with the child welfare system … Read More

Collaboration Toolkit

Working toward solutions for entrenched societal problems can be daunting. Individuals who want to make a difference often find it difficult to know where to start or what to do. Common hindrances to effective change efforts include lack of direction, … Read More