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FAQs on Child Abuse and Neglect, Child Welfare, and Foster Care

This page provides information about two ways to find answers to frequently asked questions related to child abuse and neglect, child welfare, and foster care.... Details >

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Resource Listing

This organization listing provides information on resources for preventing child abuse and neglect.... Details >

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Child Abuse Information  External Link

Child abuse includes four major categories: physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect. This article provides information on child abuse, including major categories, signs of possible ... Details >

National Council on Child Abuse and Family Violence  External Link

Child Abuse: Prevent Physical Abuse  External Link

Parenting is the most rewarding and joyful job a person can have. Unfortunately, it's also one of, if not the most, difficult and potentially stressful jobs we will ever have. Helping a parent calm do... Details >

Kempe Children's Center  External Link

Child Abuse: Prevention Tips For Parents  External Link

This section provides prevention tips about child abuse. Information includes how to diffuse an abusive situation in public, how to prevent sexual abuse, appropriate discipline for your child, and how... Details >

Kempe Children's Center  External Link

Child Discipline  External Link

Many child development and child welfare professionals believe that spanking, hitting, or slapping is not effective and is damaging to the self-respect and self-esteem of children.... Details >

American Humane Association, Children's Division  External Link

Child Safety Resources - National Center for Missing and Exploited Children   External Link

Parents, guardians, and adults who care for children face constant challenges when trying to help keep children safer in today's fast-paced world. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children ... Details >

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children  External Link

How to Report Suspected Child Maltreatment

Also available in: Spanish 

This site offers information to anyone wishing to report suspected child abuse or neglect. Reporting abuse or neglect can protect a child and get help for a family — it may even save a child's life.... Details >

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Journal of Child Sexual Abuse  External Link

The Journal of Child Sexual Abuse is interdisciplinary and provides an essential interface for researchers, academicians, attorneys, clinicians, and practitioners. The journal advocates for increased ... Details >

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Long-Term Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect

Also available in: Spanish 

The impact of child abuse and neglect is far greater than its immediate, visible effects. These experiences can shape child development and have consequences that last years, even lifetimes. This docu... Details >

Child Welfare Information Gateway