Child Welfare Resources
Every April, please join us for Child Abuse Prevention Month to raise awareness of child abuse and the
critical role that family strengthening organizations play in preventing it. The CAP Month page shows things we can do year-round to help prevent child abuse.
Reports & Evidence Based Models
- Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a tremendous
impact on future violence victimization and perpetration, and lifelong
health and opportunity. Find out more about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and how they can be prevented.
Protecting Children From Abuse
And Neglect: Trends and Issues report provides an overview of child abuse
and neglect in California and the Child Welfare
Services (CWS) system that was developed to
address it. (2014, Legislative Analysts Office)
- The Protective Factors Issue Brief provides an overview
of protective factors approaches to the
prevention and treatment of child abuse and
neglect. It is designed to help policymakers,
administrators, child welfare and related
professionals, service providers, advocates,
and others. (Feb. 2014, Child Welfare Information Gateway.)
- CSSP's Working
Toward Well-Being: Community Approaches to Toxic Stress (.pdf). This
issue brief provides a definition of toxic stress from a community
perspective, a framework, practical examples, and recommendations for
Child Welfare Organizations and Networks
is a leading, nonpartisan, multi-issue research, policy
development, and advocacy organization dedicated to promoting children's
health and education in California.
Action Alliance for Children
exists to inform, educate, and inspire a statewide constituency of
people who work with and on behalf of children by providing the most
reliable information on current issues, trends, and public policies that
affect children and families.
Safe Kids California is dedicated to keeping kids safe from preventable childhood injury, the number one cause of death among children ages 1 to 18.
Prevent Child Abuse America promotes services that improve child well-being in all 50 states and develops programs that help to prevent all types of abuse and neglect.
View CFRA's data resources page for more resources about child welfare.