When we create healthier environments for all children, we’re promoting a healthier and more productive state and nation. Investing in children now means we don’t have to pay later, as individuals or a society. Protecting children today ensures a more prosperous Louisiana in the future.

Why Prevention Matters

While there are methods of intervention and treatment for child abuse, neglect and household trauma, the best chance for a child is to prevent abuse and neglect before it starts.

Protective Factors

Research has found that successful child abuse prevention must reduce risk factors and promote protective factors.

CDC Strategies

In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a package that suggests several strategies and approaches needed to prevent child maltreatment.

Creating Safe, Stable, and Nurturing Relationships

Safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments are essential to prevent child abuse and neglect and to ensure all children reach their full potential.