Alabama Department of
Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention
Children’s Trust Fund of Alabama

Events

Alabama Department of
Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention
Children’s Trust Fund of Alabama

Initiatives

Safe Sleep

It is important to keep your baby safe while sleeping. We’ve outlined some safe sleep resources below, including simple guidelines to help you create a safe sleep environment for your baby. Additionally, our agency supports two safe sleep initiatives that are available to Alabama parents: Cribs for Kids and Baby Box

Resources:

Safe Sleep for Your Baby Brochure

Safe Sleep Resources Sheet

IMPACT Family Counseling’s Safe Sleep Website

NIH Safe to Sleep Website

Mandatory Reporting/Erin’s Law

The agency served a vital role in the passage and implementation of Erin’s Law in Alabama, which provides students, school personnel and parents with skills to reduce vulnerability and encourage them to report the suspected sexual abuse. Erin’s Law mandates that school personnel complete Mandatory Reporter training annually.

Resources: 

DHR’s Mandatory Reporting Training Online

Mandatory Reporting Brochure

Erin’s Law PSA

Erin’s Law Q and A

PowerPoints: Mandatory Reporting , Mandatory Reporting & Erin’s Law Implementation, and Erin’s Law in Alabama

Strengthening Families

Strengthening Families™ is a research-based, cost-effective strategy to increase family stability, enhance child development and reduce child abuse and neglect. The five protective factors are the foundation of Strengthening Families™ and have been shown to make positive outcomes more likely for young children and their families, and to reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect.

Resources: 

Center for the Study of Social Policy: Strengthening Families 

Protective Factors Training 

Prevention

As the state chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America, we are dedicated to promoting resources and services that prevent all types of child abuse and neglect and improve overall child-wellbeing in our state.