• April 2018
  • Vol. 19, No. 3

Spotlight on National Child Abuse Prevention Month

To break the cycle of child maltreatment and prevent the removal of children from their homes, it's important to address the root causes of the problem and strengthen the resiliency of families. This month's CBX spotlight is focused on primary prevention. We feature a message about the importance of primary prevention from Jerry Milner, D.S.W., Associate Commissioner of the Children's Bureau. We also include an article on a recent study that looked at the technology-assisted implementation of the SafeCare program; the first study to apply risk terrain modeling to the context of child maltreatment primary prevention efforts; an evidence-based child abuse prevention program, called The Period of PURPLE Crying; a suite of wide-ranging, evidence-based, and trauma-informed programs designed to replace abusive and neglectful parenting practices through primary prevention and the development of a positive and nurturing caregiving approach; and more.

  • Let's Make Every Month Prevention Month
    Written by Jerry Milner, D.S.W., Associate Commissioner at the Children's Bureau. Celebration months give us an opportunity to shine the national spotlight on important issues, draw attention...
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  • Technology Shows Promise in SafeCare Implementation
    A technology-based program has shown promise in delivering child maltreatment prevention practices to a wider audience by making the work of newly trained child welfare and community prevention...
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  • Cost-Benefit Analysis of Two Primary Prevention Programs
    A recent study in Prevention Science assessed the state-level budget and societal costs, as well as the long-term benefits, of nationally implementing two child abuse and neglect primary...
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  • Risk Terrain Modeling Predicts Child Maltreatment
    Effective primary prevention methods are imperative to averting the lifelong consequences of child maltreatment, which can include shorter life expectancy, chronic disease, obesity, alcohol and...
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  • Period of PURPLE Crying Program
    The Period of PURPLE Crying is an evidence-based child abuse prevention program to help educate new parents and caregivers on early and escalating infant crying (a normal stage in a baby's...
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  • Nurturing Parenting Programs Offer Resources, Trainings for Positive Parenting Practices
    Nurturing Parenting Programs (NPPs) are a suite of wide-ranging, evidence-based, and trauma-informed programs designed to replace abusive and neglectful parenting practices through primary...
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  • Review of Child Sexual Abuse Primary Prevention Strategies
    A recent report from Prevent Child Abuse Iowa reviews child sexual abuse (CSA) primary prevention strategies based on three target audiences: children, parents and caregivers, and communities. ...
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