Explore trends in child abuse and neglect investigations of infants due to reports from medical professionals.
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.
Learn from research that explores how policies that reduce child poverty would result in lower involvement with child protective services.
Explore strategies, jurisdictional examples, and resources for making progress in reducing unplanned teen pregnancy among youth in care.
Learn how child protection agencies and partner systems can best support youth who are victims or at risk of sex trafficking.
Learn about home visiting models that are effective in reducing child maltreatment.
Understand how the COVID-19 shutdown resulted in limited surveillance without compromising child safety in New York City.
Drawing on his experience as a child welfare leader, David Sanders offers recommendations for reducing child abuse and neglect fatalities.
This overview describes the negative impacts of group and institutional settings and posits strategies for eliminating their overuse.
Learn how applying safety science principles to critical incident and child fatality reviews can enhance system accountability.
Explore a variety of our resources related to the topics of permanency and placement stability.
Learn from a study that outlines how states differ in their definitions of child neglect and the impacts on children and families.
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.