Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect

The prevention of child maltreatment requires supporting all families to provide safe, stable, nurturing relationships, and environments for their children. We can do this by building protective factors through community and natural supports, while working to reduce the risk factors for maltreatment in our communities and families. The following CEBC topic areas have been grouped by the level of prevention they address, based on the Office of Child Abuse Prevention’s Framework for Preventing Child Abuse.

Primary Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect

These topic areas contain programs directed at the general population to strengthen communities and improve child and family well-being:

Secondary Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect

These topic areas contain programs for origin families that have risk factors associated with child maltreatment:

Tertiary Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect

These topic areas contain programs for origin families where child maltreatment has occurred:

Last updated 4/1/24