Child Welfare Information Gateway
Information and Support - Child Abuse Prevention
330 C St SW, Children's Bureau/ACYF, Washington, DC, 20201
Distance: 28 Miles
Learn more about a specific topic and how to connect to additional resources and services.
Provides access to resources that promote the safety, permanence and well-being of children, youth and families
Resources are geared towards child welfare, adoption and related professionals.
Topics covered include:
* Family-centered practice
* Child abuse and neglect
* Preventing child abuse and neglect
* Responding to child abuse and neglect
* Supporting and preserving families
* Out-of-home care
* Achieving and maintaining permanency
* Child laws by state
* Reporting abuse
For help with reporting child abuse and neglect, contact ChildHelp at (800) 422-4453.
9:30am - 5:30pm, Monday - Friday (Eastern Time)
|Toll Free - Personal Assistance and Inquiries||(800) 394-3366|
|Toll Free - Report Child Abuse or Neglect||(800) 422-4453|
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Taxonomy Terms Used: Clicking a taxonomy term from the list below launches a new search.
FN-1500.1900Family Violence Prevention Definition
Programs that attempt to reduce the incidence of child abuse, elder abuse and spouse abuse in family settings through a variety of educational interventions which may focus on children of various ages, parents, people who work with families and/or the community at large.
TJ-3000.8000Specialized Information and Referral Definition
Programs that maintain information about community resources that are appropriate for a specific target group or human services sector (for example, youth programs or addiction services) and which link individuals who are in need of specialized services with appropriate resources and/or which provide information about community agencies and organizations that offer specialized services.
TJ-4500.3000Information Clearinghouses Definition
Programs that collect, classify and distribute information about specific topics or problems which requires wide dissemination. Included are specialized information centers and organizations that provide reference assistance for the public regarding a wide variety of general and technical areas. The centers generally offer copies or reprints or allow people to come to the facility to do research but usually do not provide telephone information or refer people to specific resources.
TN-1450Child Welfare/Family Services Associations Definition
Organizations whose members are agencies and individual professionals concerned with the welfare of children, youth and their families who have affiliated for the purpose of promoting mutual interests, participating in seminars and conferences, networking with their peers, subscribing to journals and other publications, and taking advantage of other opportunities for continuing professional development. Members may work in a particular field such as adoption, children's protective services, foster care or parenting; or may represent a broad range of systems that serve children, youth and their families. Many child welfare/family services associations set standards which relate to the qualifications and performance of members; offer certification programs; maintain a job bank; provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information; promote high quality services through publications, training, consultation and other forms of support which strengthen member agencies and their staffs; and support a public policy agenda that promotes the well-being of the population they serve.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.
YO-1550.1500Child Welfare/Family Services Personnel Definition
Individuals who work in organizations that are concerned with adoption, children's protective services, foster care, parenting support and other services that ensure the welfare of children and their families. They may investigate home conditions to protect children from harmful environments; evaluate foster and home environmental factors and the personal characteristics of potential adoptive or foster parents to determine their suitability for that role; place and take responsibility for children and their well-being in foster or adoptive homes, institutions and medical treatment centers; counsel children and parents, guardians, foster parents or institution staff concerning a child's adjustment to the foster home situation; and/or counsel adoptive parents pending legal adoption. They may also aid parents with child rearing problems, counsel children and youth who have difficulty adjusting socially; advise parents on how to care for children with disabilities, arrange for homemaker services during a parent's illness and provide service to unmarried parents including care during pregnancy and planning for the child. If children have serious problems in school, child welfare workers may consult with parents, teachers and counselors to identify underlying causes and develop plans for treatment.
YO-1550.8000Social Workers Definition
Individuals who help people function as best they can in their environment, deal with their relationships and solve personal and family problems. Social workers often see clients who face a life-threatening disease or a variety of social problems which may include inadequate housing, unemployment, lack of job skills, financial distress, serious illness or disability, substance abuse, unwanted pregnancy or anti-social behavior. Social workers also assist families that have serious domestic conflicts including those involving child or spousal abuse; provide services for prison inmates, parolees, probationers and their families; help workers cope with job-related pressures or with personal problems that affect the quality of their work; advise elderly people or family members about their choices in areas such as housing, transportation and long-term care; coordinate and monitor services for older adults; and run support groups for family caregivers or for the adult children of aging parents.
YZ-1450Child Abuse Issues Definition
Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of child abuse.