The following resources can help aid and inform health care providers in the treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect.
Policy – View the collection of AAP policy published in Pediatrics from the Council on Child Abuse and Neglect.
Related Scientific Articles – Pediatrics organized studies and other scientific articles by topic. View the Child Abuse and Neglect topic collection.
AAP Publications – Visit ShopAAP for a wide variety of clinical titles, CME and MOC educational resources, and patient education materials for purchase on the topic of Child Abuse and Neglect.
Trauma Informed Care – View resources related to trauma-informed care, including policy statements, training tools and links to community resources.
Highlighted Resources from our Partners
State Child Abuse & Neglect (SCAN) Policies Database updated with state statutes
The State Child Abuse & Neglect (SCAN) Policies Database now includes updated state statutes regarding child abuse and neglect definitions for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The SCAN Policies Database—a collaboration between Child Trends and Mathematica, with funding from the federal Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation—is a resource to help researchers, analysts, policymakers, child welfare agencies, and others examine differences in states’ child maltreatment definitions and policies.
What Is Child Welfare? A Guide for Health-Care Professionals
This brief factsheet was written for health-care professionals—including pediatricians, family practice providers, hospital nurses, school nurses, urgent care clinicians and other health-care professionals—to provide an overview of the field of child welfare and to suggest ways that health-care professionals and child welfare workers can work together to promote better outcomes for children and families involved with child welfare, including children in foster care. Links to resources are also included.
The Quarterly Update, published by The Ray E. Helfer Society, is a journal that reviews recent peer-reviewed articles in the medical literature on the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect.
The New Child Maltreatment Report 2021
This report presents national data about child abuse and neglect known to child protective services agencies in the United States during federal fiscal year 2021.
Planned parenthood seeks to ensure all people have access to the care and resources they need to make informed decisions about their bodies, their lives, and their futures. This includes information and resources on sexual consent and sexual assault.
Love is Respect
Love is respect is the national resource to disrupt and prevent unhealthy relationships and intimate partner violence by empowering young people through inclusive and equitable education, support, and resources.
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
TeensHealth is run by Nemours Children’s Health and is committed to transforming the health of children by going beyond medicine to improve the health of the world in which every child lives. We founded KidsHealth.org and TeensHealth.org in 1995.
Sex, Etc. is published by Answer, a national organization that provides and promotes unfettered access to comprehensive sexuality education for young people and the adults who teach them. Learn how you can support better sex education at the Answer website.
Founded in 1998, as of 2022, Scarleteen.com is visited by a few million diverse people each year -- thousands of whom we speak with directly in our direct services and in-person outreach each year -- most between the ages of 15 and 30. It is often the most popular and most widely used site specifically providing sex and relationships information and support for young people worldwide and has been so through most of its tenure.
The following videos discuss consent in an easily digestible way for a variety of ages. “Consent for Kids” and “My Body Belongs to Me” are aimed at young children, while “Consent, It's Simple” as Tea is aimed at teens.
American Academy of Pediatrics