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We have created this site because state health departments can play a leading role in child maltreatment prevention through programs and services that enhance family resiliency and foster positive child development. With public health infrastructure existing in every state and territory within the United States, the public health system is well-positioned to create a prevention system for children and families. We hope the information provided in this site is helpful in supporting your efforts to promote the health and well-being of children.

This work was supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

In partnership with National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), Division of Violence Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the CDC Foundation

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Here is information on evidence-based or evidence-informed practices that can help you identify which programs or strategies to implement in your own state or community.

The Guide to Community Preventive ServicesExternal Website Link 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Promising Practice Network – Promising Practices for PreventingExternal Website Link 
Child Abuse and Neglect RAND Corporation

Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE)External Website Link 
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

Child Welfare Information Gateway – Prevention ProgramsExternal Website Link 
Administration for Children and Families

Child Welfare Information Gateway – Evidence-based PracticeExternal Website Link 
Administration for Children and Families