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.