Explore findings from a study that looked at medical examiner data to conclude that true rates of fatal child abuse may be underreported.
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 about Sacramento’s community-driven approach to reducing preventable deaths among African American 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.
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.