ERIC Number: ED474858
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
What Everyone Can Do To Prevent Child Abuse: Child Abuse Prevention Community Resource Packet, 2003.
Administration on Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS/ACF), Washington, DC. Children's Bureau.; Prevent Child Abuse America, Chicago, IL.; National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information (DHHS/ACF), Washington, DC.
Child abuse is a national tragedy, taking the lives of three children every day and affecting millions of children and families every year. To mark the 20th anniversary of the first presidential proclamation of Child Abuse Prevention Month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Children's Bureau, Office on Child Abuse and Neglect, worked with its National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and partnered with Prevent Child Abuse America to develop this community resource packet to promote child abuse prevention activities. This year's theme, "Gateways to Prevention," describes the many strategies child advocates can use to build strong communities in which families and children are supported and valued. The goal is to mobilize everyone in a community to seek a gateway through which they can help protect children and support families. To that end, this packet includes materials and resources to support each community's unique local efforts. Materials in this packet include: "Child Abuse Prevention: An Overview," contains definitions and statistics on child abuse and neglect and why prevention is key to addressing the problem; "What Organizations Can Do," provides suggested child abuse prevention activities and supporting materials, including resources for working with the media; "What Individuals Can Do," contains information about what individuals can do to prevent child abuse and neglect, how to recognize and report suspected maltreatment, and tips to help foster positive parenting. A "Resource Directory" provides information about national organizations working to prevent child abuse, and their State or local chapters. (GCP)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Advocacy, Child Neglect, Community Cooperation, Community Resources, Community Role, Prevention, Resource Materials
Prevent Child Abuse America, 200 S. Michigan Ave., 17th Floor, Chicago, IL; 60604-2404. Tel: 312-663-3520; Web site: www.preventchildabuse.org. For full text: http://www.preventchildabuse.org/learn_more/cap_2003/2003_complete.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Administration on Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS/ACF), Washington, DC. Children's Bureau.; Prevent Child Abuse America, Chicago, IL.; National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information (DHHS/ACF), Washington, DC.