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Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect: A Technical Package for Policy, Norm, and Programmatic Activities

General Material
Published Date
January, 2016

This technical package represents a select group of strategies based on the best available evidence to help prevent

child abuse and neglect. These strategies include strengthening economic supports to families; changing social norms

to support parents and positive parenting; providing quality care and education early in life; enhancing parenting

skills to promote healthy child development; and intervening to lessen harms and prevent future risk. The strategies

represented 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. These

strategies range from a focus on individuals, families, and relationships to broader community and societal change.

This range of strategies is needed to better address the interplay between individual-family behavior and broader

neighborhood, community, and cultural contexts.