Listen to an audio recording to learn how birth and foster parent partnerships can build trusting relationships and lead to reunification.
We work in support of a range of public, private, tribal and community partners to safely reduce the need for foster care and prevent recurrence of maltreatment. Leaders from the field routinely ask questions about practices and policies that improve safety outcomes for children. The documents featured here reflect responses to inquiries about how to keep children safe.
This strategy brief outlines how Arizona engaged in an intensive, multi-pronged strategy to reduce its investigation backlog.
Learn how child protection agencies can partner with other systems to best support youth involved in or at risk of sex trafficking.
Home visiting programs for new parents offer a universal approach to the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Explore Austin’s model.
Explore how Youth Support Partners provide peer support and influence child welfare policy and practice in Allegheny County, Pa.
Youth who identify as LGBTQ+ are more likely to enter foster care. Learn about jurisdictional efforts to meet the needs of LGBTQ+ youth.
Learn how Texas invested in primary and secondary prevention programs to prevent child maltreatment using a public health framework.
St. Anne’s in Los Angeles is meeting the needs of pregnant and parenting young mothers in foster care through a continuum of services.
Learn how Inwood House at the Children’s Village developed integrated prevention and community-based services for young parents in foster care.
Learn how formal information-sharing agreements between child protection and law enforcement agencies help keep children safe.
These brief videos describe how family resource centers in San Francisco offer concrete supports to families and build protective factors.
New York City’s crisis nursery offers support to stabilize families in crisis with a goal to decrease the risk of child maltreatment.
This issue brief explores how crisis nurseries can support parents during a crisis and prevent abuse and neglect to children.
Infants and toddlers are the most vulnerable among us. These two videos highlight different ways to keep them safe from harm.
Striving to keep children safe at home, Circles of Support combines evidence-informed interventions within a culturally relevant context.
This brief video stresses the need for improved communication between medical providers and child protection to keep infants safe.
Dr. Rhema Vaithiananthan and Erin Dalton provide an overview of predictive risk modeling and its applicability in child welfare to support decision-making at the hotline.
Scott Hippert describes how Family Connects approaches prevention by offering communitywide home visits to support families with newborns.
Dr. Jonathan Thackeray and Carrie Baker share collaborative efforts to improve pediatric practices and prevent recurrent child maltreatment.
NYC found that a combination of community engagement and parent education was effective in reducing sleep-related infant deaths.