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Prevention and Reporting of Child Abuse

Information to assist in preventing child abuse.

Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act

This is a key piece of Federal legislation that addresses child abuse and neglect.  It was originally enacted in 1974 (P. L. 93-247) and has been amended several times, most recently reauthorized on June 25, 2003, by the Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003 (P. L. 108-36).  It provides Federal funding to States in support of prevention, assessment, investigation, prosecution, and treatment activities and also provides grants to public agencies and nonprofit organizations for demonstration programs and projects.  While this Act along with its amended version and companion laws addresses many important adoption issues, it has little practical every day use for the average adopting person.  For the text of the Act see Law.Cornell.edu .  For a comprehensive site on all adoption related laws visit Adoption Laws

National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information

This U.S. government site has some excellent information about the subject of child abuse.

Prevent Child Abuse America

Prevent Child Abuse America is a 35 year old organization that has led the way in building awareness, providing education and inspiring hope to everyone involved in the effort to prevent the abuse and neglect of children. Prevent Child Abuse America promotes and implements prevention efforts at both the national and local levels. They are a group of friends, professionals, volunteers, donors and parents who want to  prevent child abuse and neglect before it ever starts.