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Injury Prevention Inventory: Child Abuse & Neglect
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A Compendium of Injury Prevention Strategies, Sample Measures, & Resources





Sample Measures

Additional Resources


Supporting Resources

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Early childhood home visitation programs

Nurse-Family Partnership Program

Nurse-Family Partnership

A voluntary, free maternal and childhood health program, Nurse-Family Partnership gives first-time moms valuable knowledge and support throughout pregnancy and until their babies reach two years of age


National SafeCare Training and Research Center

An evidence-based home visitation program that has been shown to reduce child maltreatment among families with a history for maltreatment or with risk factors for maltreatment

Early Head Start

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children & Families

A program that provides early, continuous, intensive, and comprehensive child development and family support services to low-income infants and toddlers under the age of 3, pregnant women, and their families

Education and skill enhancement programs for parents and caregivers



Triple P – Positive Parenting Program

Triple P

A program that gives parents simple and practical strategies to help them confidently manage their children’s behavior, prevent problems developing and build strong, healthy relationships


Adults and Children Together Against Violence Parents Raising Safe Kids Program (ACT-PRSK)

American Psychological Association (APA)

A community-based educational program that teaches positive parenting skills and educates parents and caregivers on how to create early environments that protect young children from violence

Safe Environment for Every Kid (SEEK)

The Center for Families, Department of Pediatrics University of Maryland School of Medicine

This program offers a practical, evidence-based approach to the identification and management of targeted risk factors for child maltreatment for families with children aged 0-5 years

Incredible Years Parent

The Incredible Years

A series of interlocking, evidence-based programs for parents, children, and teachers designed to prevent and treat young children's behavior problems and promote their social, emotional, and academic competence

Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Online resource designed for parents of 2 to 4 year olds which addresses common parenting challenges and provides as much information as possible on things that can be done to build positive, healthy relationships between parents and young children

Child-Parent Centers (CPC)

Promising Practices Network

Part of the Chicago Public Schools system, the CPC program provides comprehensive educational and family support to economically disadvantaged preschool-age children and their parents

Safe to Sleep

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

A public education campaign designed to educate parents and caregivers about safe sleep strategies

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Sample Measures

Sample Distal Measures for Child Abuse and Neglect

Sample Proximal Measures for Child Abuse and Neglect

  • Emergency department visits
  • Fatalities
  • Hospitalizations
  • Abuse/neglect assessments/cases reviewed or reported
  • Agencies/Organizations implementing early childhood home visitation program
  • Agencies/Organizations implementing education and skill enhancement programs for parents and caregivers
  • Child abuse and neglect prevention policies adopted
  • Child fatality cases reviewed
  • Links between statewide surveillance systems that can inform child abuse and neglect prevention
  • Partners actively engaged in implementing child abuse and neglect prevention programs and policies
  • Police reports related to child abuse and neglect

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Additional Resources Related to Child Abuse and Neglect

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Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect: A Technical Package for Policy, Norm, and Programmatic Activities Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  The strategies in this package include those with a focus on preventing child abuse and neglect from happening in the first place, as well as approaches to lessen the immediate and long-term harms of child abuse and neglect

Essentials for Childhood Framework

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Document of strategies that can be used by communities to combat child mistreatment

Protect the Ones You Love:Child Injuries are Preventable

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Initiative that provides educational resources to raise awareness about the leading causes of child injuries in the United States and how they can be prevented

Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome: A Guide to Health Departments and Community-Based Organizations

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Guide intended to help organizations identify their role and take action to protect infants from shaken baby syndrome


Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Within Youth-serving Organizations

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Resource document designed to assist youth-serving organizations as they being to adopt prevention strategies for child sexual abuse

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Kaiser Permanente

Investigation conducted to assess associations between childhood maltreatment and later-life health and well-being

Connecting the Dots: An Overview of the Links Among Multiple Forms of Violence

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

A resource co-developed by CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention and Prevention Institute that shares research on connections between different forms of violence and describes how these connections affect communities

The Facts Hurt: A State-by-State Injury Prevention Policy Report

Trust for America’s Health

This report highlights a set of indicators that provide the public and policymakers with information about the status of some key injury prevention policies in states, and provides recommendations for key strategies to reduce injuries in the United States

Child Maltreatment

Administration for Children & Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Children’s Bureau develops the annual Child Maltreatment reports, which include data provided y the states to the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data Systems (NCANDS)

The State Health Department’s Role in the Policy Process

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

This document was created to provide guidance to CDC funded state health departments about their important role in informing and evaluating policy to prevent injuries and violence through active participation in the policy process

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Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations associated with the strategies and resources listed within this inventory are exclusively those of their authors, and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the Safe States Alliance.

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