Prevention of Child Maltreatment and Unnecessary Foster Care Placement

Nurturing and safe parental relationships are essential to the healthy physical and emotional development of children; when interrupted, children and parents suffer trauma, sometimes for a lifetime. The resources below can help agencies develop prevention-focused, community-based services that strengthen the protective capacities of families to keep children in the home and help them thrive.

Videos and Recorded Webinars

(Available on CapLEARN; registration required)

Publications

Peer Groups

The following peer groups can help connect child welfare professionals working on developing community-based programs focused on prevention. Visit the Center’s Current Peer Groups page for more information or to sign up for a peer group.

The Center also offers tailored services to states and jurisdictions to help build agency capacity for prevention programs. For more information, contact your Tailored Services Liaison.

Virtual Events

  • Visit the Center’s Events page to learn about upcoming events focused on building family engagement and maintaining continuity of relationships.

The Center also offers tailored services to states and jurisdictions to help build agency capacity for prevention programs. For more information, contact your State Liaison.