Promoting Healthy Families in Your Community
For years, the Office on Child Abuse and Neglect and its National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information—now known as Child Welfare Information Gateway—have created an annual Community Resource Packet to support State and local agencies and concerned citizens in promoting public awareness during Child Abuse Prevention Month each April. Previous editions of this packet have described both community strategies and family activities for supporting parents and promoting safe children and healthy families.
This packet continues to support child maltreatment prevention efforts by describing strategies and activities that not only reduce risk, but also promote protective factors associated with the prevention of child maltreatment. These protective factors increase the capacity of parents, caregivers, and communities to protect, nurture, and promote the healthy development of children.