• April 2008
  • Vol. 9, No. 3

Spotlight on National Child Abuse Prevention Month

  • April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month
    This year marks the 25th annual recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. For a quarter of a century, the Office on Child Abuse and Neglect (OCAN) within the Children's Bureau has...

  • HHS Releases National Statistics on Child Abuse and Neglect for 2006
    According to data released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in "Child Maltreatment 2006," an estimated 905,000 children were found to be victims of abuse or neglect in...

  • What Makes Parent Training Effective?
    A recent analysis set out to identify the components of parent training programs that have the greatest impact on parent and child behaviors. Researchers conducted a meta-analysis of 77 published...

  • How Children's Hospitals Help Prevent Child Abuse
    Children's hospitals are in a prime position to provide parent education that can help prevent child abuse. A report by the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions...

  • New Studies Show Effectiveness of Parent-Led Prevention Programs
    Recent evaluations point to the efficacy of two nationally known parent-led programs for preventing child abuse and neglect. Parents Anonymous® A July 2007 report conducted by the National...

  • The Importance of Family Strengthening
    Promoting family strengths is a key component of successful child welfare programs, including programs for preventing child abuse and neglect. A new policy brief by the Family Strengthening Policy...

  • Supporting Early Care and Education Programs to Prevent Child Maltreatment
    Evidence indicates that high-quality early childhood education programs that feature significant parent involvement have the potential to be an effective child abuse prevention strategy. A new...

  • The Costs of Child Abuse and Neglect
    A new study from Prevent Child Abuse America (PCAA) estimates the financial costs of child abuse and neglect in America in 2007 at almost $104 billion. The estimate includes more than $33 billion...