Neighbors Work Together To Help Prevent Child Abuse

We know that intervening with families at the right time is critical to reducing and preventing child abuse and neglect. In this community child protection model, intervention is broad and varied: offering a neighbor support; connecting with a parent in a school or faith community; sharing concerns with community police; referring family members to services; calling the child protection hotline. This low-cost, neighborhood approach requires people to step out of their comfort zone, with the shared belief that every community member has a moral obligation to ensure children are healthy and safe.