Child Abuse and Neglect User Manual Series Guidance on child protection for professionals in child welfare and related fields as produced by the Office on Child Abuse and Neglect within the Children’s Bureau.Various series available to support your work with children and families affected by child abuse and other child welfare issues.
Immigrant families involved with child welfare may face a number of particular issues, such as legal barriers to accessing services, child trauma resulting from difficult immigration or refugee experiences, a parent’s detention/deportation by immigration authorities, and acculturation and language issues.
This podcast series, produced on behalf of the Children’s Bureau, presents a series of interviews and group conversations intended to provide beneficial information for busy child welfare and social work professionals. The podcasts cover a wide range of topics and provide perspectives from communities served by child welfare agencies along with tips and stories from professionals about implementing new services and programs, working across agencies, and improving practice.
Prevent Child Abuse America is a leading champion for all children across the United States. You can help prevent child abuse and neglect. Evidence shows that children’s early experiences impact them throughout life—positively and negatively. Your contribution will help fund our work to enable the safe, stable, and nurturing relationships and environments that ensure children and families succeed and communities thrive.
California Child Abuse Laws: California child abuse laws fall within the Penal Code, as they do in other states. The crime is broadly defined to include any type of cruelty inflicted on a child, such as mental abuse, physical abuse, sexual assault or exploitation, and neglect. Charges for physical child abuse often include assault and battery. Child abuse laws also include provisions requiring certain adults with access to children (such as teachers and doctors) to report signs of abuse. Child Abuse in the U.S. Generally speaking, child abuse occurs whenever a parent or caretaker physically, emotionally, or sexually abuses, neglects, or abandons a child. While parents have the right to raise and discipline their children as they see fit, laws regarding child abuse seek to protect children from serious harm. Child abuse in the United States is more common than many people think: Each year more than 3 million reports of child abuse are made, involving almost 6 million children.