• April 2009
  • Vol. 10, No. 3

Spotlight on National Child Abuse Prevention Month

This month, the Spotlight focuses on National Child Abuse Prevention Month, with articles about the latest resources for prevention, Children's Bureau-funded prevention grantees, the effects of parent training, and other successful prevention programs.

  • April Is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
    "Strengthening Families and Communities" is this year's theme for National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The theme encourages service providers and concerned individuals to recognize and...

  • Replicating Effective Prevention: Children's Bureau Grantees
    In fiscal year 2003, the Children's Bureau issued a funding announcement for the Replications of Demonstrated Effective Programs in the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (Program Announcement...

  • Positive Parenting for Prevention
    A recent evaluation points to the success of a public health approach to the prevention of child abuse and neglect. A study published in the January 2009 issue of "Prevention Science" found that...

  • An Evidence-Based Approach to Prevent Child Neglect
    While neglect is the most prevalent form of child maltreatment, much of the child maltreatment research has focused on interventions for physical abuse rather than neglect. A recent article in...

  • Using Qualitative Research in Prevention Program Evaluation
    Good qualitative research can greatly enhance evaluation efforts for prevention programs. While quantitative research may provide the core of an evaluation, qualitative research offers...

  • Medically At-Risk Infants Benefit From Enhanced Home Visitation
    Infants at medical risk because of preterm births or other conditions may be at increased risk for abuse or neglect. A recent article published in "Developmental Psychology" describes a...

  • Promoting Culturally Competent Parenting Practices
    A new research brief from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, offers insights into the differences and similarities in parenting...