Clearinghouse Resource


Strengthening Families and Communities: 2009 Resource Guide


US Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau, Office on Child Abuse and Neglect
Child Welfare Information Gateway
FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP)


Washington, DC: Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

2009, 87 pages

Description of Resource

This Resource Guide was developed to support service providers in their work with parents, caregivers, and their children, to prevent child abuse and neglect. It was created primarily to support community-based child abuse and prevention professionals who work to strengthen communities and support parents, caregivers, and their children. However, other such as policymakers, parent educators, family support workers, health care providers, program administrators, teachers, child care providers, mentors, and clergy, also will find the resources helpful. Chapters discuss: Laying the Groundwork; Working with Families; The Five Protective Factors; Engaging Your Community; Protecting Children; Resources; and Tip Sheets for Parents and Caregivers.