Child abuse prevention

Innovations

Home Visit for All Newborns To Assess Risk of Child Maltreatment Improves Parenting Skills, Reduces Medical Emergencies, and Generates Positive Return on Investment 05/07/13

To promote healthy infant development and reduce child maltreatment and abuse, Durham Connects offers all families with newborns in Durham County, NC, the opportunity for a nurse to come to the...

Educational Materials Enhance the Ability of New Parents To Understand and Cope With Infant Crying 07/28/11

The Period of PURPLE Crying program, distributed to new parents by clinicians and other service providers, consists of a video and booklet that help new parents and other caregivers understand and...

Pediatrician Training and In-Office Support Significantly Reduce Instances of Child Maltreatment 05/11/11

Through a program known as Safe Environment for Every Kid (more commonly referred to as SEEK), pediatric practices receive training and in-office support to enhance knowledge, skills, and...

Nurse Home Visits Improve Birth Outcomes, Other Health and Social Indicators for Low-Income, First-Time Mothers and Their Children 08/04/08

The Nurse–Family Partnership program, which operates in more than 500 counties in 43 States, US Virgin Islands, and 6 tribal nations, consists of a series of home visits conducted by nurses to low...

Home-Based Crisis Intervention Reduces Trauma Symptoms and Behavior Problems Among Children Who Witness Violence 02/25/08

The Summit County Children Who Witness Violence program was a collaborative effort sponsored by Akron Children's Hospital that was designed to decrease the traumatic impact of witnessing violence...

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Period of PURPLE Crying®: A New Way To Understand Your Baby's Crying 08/16/11

The Period of PURPLE Crying ® is the phrase used to describe the point when babies cry more than any other time in their life. This Web site was developed by the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome (NCSBS) to educate parents...

Practicing Safety 05/08/09

Practicing Safety focuses on expanding anticipatory guidance on seven “new morbidities” that, if discussed by the pediatric staff and implemented by the parent, can help to reduce child abuse and neglect.

The site offers guidance on...

2006 Community Resource Packet: Safe Children and Healthy Families Are a Shared Responsibility 12/17/07

This 53-page resource packet, available in English and Spanish, provides resources to support individuals, organizations, and communities in their efforts to promote safe children and healthy families.

This resource packet presents the...

A Coordinated Response to Child Abuse and Neglect: The Foundation for Practice 12/17/07

This manual addresses the definition, scope, causes, and consequences of child abuse and neglect. It presents an overview of prevention efforts and the child protection process, from identification and reporting through investigation and...

Promoting Healthy Families in Your Community: 2008 Resource Packet 12/17/07

This resource guide is for service providers who work with parents and children. It describes strategies and activities that reduce risk and promote protective factors associated with the prevention of child abuse.

This guide...

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