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2021/2022 Prevention Resource Guide from the Children’s Bureau

The 2021/2022 Prevention Resource Guide, published by the Children’s Bureau, recognizes that there are actions we can take as a society and within communities, organizations, and families to address the root causes of child abuse and neglect. The child abuse prevention guide seeks to highlight the innovative ways that communities around the country are doing purposeful prevention work to help children and families thrive. The protective factors have always been central to the resource guide. A protective factors approach focuses on positive ways to engage families by emphasizing their strengths, in addition to identifying areas where they have room to grow with support. Focusing on protective factors helps children, youth, and families build resilience and contributes to positive outcomes.

New to this year’s guide are:

  • Enhanced content, which showcases how families, neighborhoods, communities, and states are successfully using the protective factors to protect children, strengthen families, and promote well-being.
  • More examples, including new examples from successful federal partners, Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) state lead agencies, and other organizations.
  • Conversation guides to engage parents and caregivers in personalized conversations with service providers about the protective factors and how they want to care for their children and themselves to create strong families. Available in English and Spanish.

Prevent Child Abuse America staff are proud to be among the practitioners, thinkers, and subject-matter experts in primary prevention and community collaboration who have contributed to this guide.

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