• April 2004
  • Vol. 5, No. 3

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Resources for Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child abuse prevention continues to be a key priority for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Children's Bureau, Office on Child Abuse and Neglect (OCAN) and its National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information. Building on the success of the Prevention Initiative launched in April 2003, OCAN and its National Clearinghouse have continued to partner with key national child abuse prevention organizations to identify strategies to promote greater visibility of child abuse prevention activities for Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, and throughout the year.

As part of this initiative, the National Clearinghouse website (https://www.childwelfare.gov/index.cfm) recently launched an updated section on child abuse prevention featuring public awareness information, emerging practices, and links to resources and organizations for more information. New for 2004, the site also includes a special section on "Developing and Sustaining Child Abuse Prevention Programs in Tough Times." This online toolkit offers resources on collaboration, marketing, Federal and private funding sources, evaluation, and conducting cost analysis of child abuse prevention programs. Links to national, State, and local examples of successful efforts in these areas are featured throughout the toolkit.

Finally, copies of the 2004 Child Abuse Prevention Community Resource Packet (2nd Edition) in Spanish and English are being disseminated nationally for Child Abuse Prevention Month. Copies of the English version are available at https://www.childwelfare.gov/preventing/pdfs/packet2004.pdf.

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