Learn from a study that outlines how states differ in their definitions of child neglect and the impacts on children and families.
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.
Explore how motivational interviewing can be used in a child welfare context to engage families and improve outcomes.
Learn findings from a study that describes the relationship between police contact with families and the reporting of child maltreatment.
Explore findings from a study that looked at medical examiner data to conclude that true rates of fatal child abuse may be underreported.
Explore findings from a report that outlines why a consistent and coordinated approach to child fatality data is necessary.
Learn about Sacramento’s community-driven approach to reducing preventable deaths among Black children.
Learn about some of the strategies that are effective in securing permanent adoptions among older youth.
Learn from a study that examines the relationship between nonfatal maltreatment allegations and child fatalities in young children.
Learn the findings from a study that examined the impact of a Kinship Supports Intervention (KSI).
Learn the findings from a study that examines the effect of child care subsidies on child maltreatment.
Learn from a study that examines the relationship between previously reported sentinel injuries and later physical abuse in infants.
Learn findings from a study that examined how low-income mothers limit their engagement with needed support services for fear of CPS report.
Learn findings from a study that examined the efficacy of Universal Mandatory Reporting policies in identifying victims of physical abuse.
Learn the findings from a study that explored the relationship between prenatal substance exposure at birth and CPS involvement during the first year of life.
Learn the findings from a study that examined the impact of Connecticut’s statewide home visiting program on child maltreatment.
Learn the findings from a study that examined how kinship navigation services can support families and improve outcomes for children.
Learn the findings from a study that assessed how caseworkers’ perceptions of domestic violence and parental substance use influenced the decision-making.
Learn the findings from a study that examined the use of risk assessment tools in predicting subsequent chronic neglect.
Listen to an audio recording to learn how birth and foster parent partnerships can build trusting relationships and lead to reunification.
Learn how child protection agencies can partner with other systems to best support youth involved in or at risk of sex trafficking.