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Professional Resources

Resources to support your organization's prevention strategy, including information & best practices, and statistics & research.

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Featured Resource

2019 Prevention Resource Guide

This guide offers trusted information, strategies and resources to help community resource providers work with parents, caregivers and children to prevent child maltreatment and promote social and emotional well-being. Information about Protective Factors is augmented with tools strategies, handouts and more. Click below to view the Guide online or order hard copies.


Information & best practices

  • Prevent Child Abuse America: this organization operates the prevention program Healthy Families America, and spreads awareness of child abuse prevention through the Pinwheels for Prevention campaign.

  • Pathway to the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect is a 2007 publication that assembles a wealth of findings from research, practice, theory, and policy about what it takes to improve the lives of children and families, particularly those living in tough neighborhoods.

  • FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention helps state Lead Agencies build capacity to implement Title II of the Child Abuse Prevention & Treatment Act by offering Targeted Training & Technical Assistance.

  • The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare provides child welfare professionals with easy access to vital information about selected child welfare related programs. The primary task of the CEBC is to inform the child welfare community about the research evidence for programs being used or marketed in California.

Statistics & research

  • Information Memorandum IM-18-05 (Nov. 2018, U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services) encourages child welfare stakeholders to work together to plan, implement and maintain integrated primary prevention networks.

  • National Incidence Study (NIS) of Child Abuse and Neglect (2010): A congressionally-mandated periodic effort of the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, the NIS serves as the nation’s needs assessment on child abuse and neglect.

  • offers a variety of information on the health and well-being of children in Santa Barbara County and other communities across California. Searching and reporting is easy and customizable.

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