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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Read the 2016 CDC plan to strengthen families, improve care and promote healthy development in order to eliminate child abuse.

The National SafeCare Training and Research Center

Use the SafeCare parent training program to prevent maltreatment among families with abuse histories.

Positive Parenting Program® System: Triple P

Use Triple P as a teaching resource to help parents build healthy relationships with their children and prevent problems from occurring. This site is for practitioners, agencies and governments, but Triple P has a parent site as well. Learn how to bring Triple P to your area here.

“Who Do You Tell?”

Educate elementary school children, teachers, parents and communities and promote open discussion among groups in order to catch and prevent perpetrators who commit these crimes.

Parents as Teachers

Learn how to effectively promote school readiness and healthy development in children early on. Use the individualized curricula to promote child success at home and in schools. 

ACT Raising Safe Kids

Engage in an 8-week program about effective parenting for young children from the American Psychological Association. Learn about ways to prevent violence in the lives of children early on with active involvement and positive discipline. 

Safe Child Program

Introduce lessons of personal safety into a child’s life by teaching them to speak up on their own behalf, assess high-risk situations and ask for help. These tactics aim to equip children with the tools to feel safer and smarter around those they know, those they do not know and in self-care and safety situations. This program is teacher-oriented and is best suited for children in preschool to third grade.

Safe Touches: Personal Safety Training for Children

Schedule a workshop for children in order to teach them what is and is not appropriate child-adult contact. 

Stewards of Children

Receive online or in-person training on how to protect children and prevent abuse. Understand your role in child advocacy and learn ways to make an impact in the lives of the children around you.

Safe Environment for Every Kid (SEEK)

Access resources for pediatric primary caregivers in order to identify and prevent psychosocial problems early in a child’s life. Learn to seek out risk factors that may put a child in danger and understand the signs of distress and how to address them in a way that strengthens families and promotes pediatric health.

Darkness to Light

Learn about the prevalence of child abuse and prevention mechanism through adult educational training programs. Find local prevention events to make an impact in your area.