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October 2019Vol. 20, No. 8Video Highlights Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Strategies

A video from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "We Can Prevent ACEs," looks at the importance of safe, stable, and nurturing relationships and environments in both preventing child abuse and neglect and helping to overcome adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).

The video looks at various protective factors to help communities prevent ACEs—such as making sure parents have access to social connections, career workshops, parenting classes, affordable child care, and after-school activities—and identifies five specific strategies for preventing child abuse and neglect:

  • Economic supports
  • Changing social norms to support parents and positive parenting
  • Quality child care and early education
  • Parenting skills education
  • Interventions to lessen harms and prevent future risk

The video is available at