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

News

When Infant Mortality is a Case of “I Love You…..To Death”

The death of a child in the first year of life is an unimaginable tragedy. Alabama has the second highest infant mortality in the nation, with more than nine in 1000 newborns dying before their first birthday. Some of these children die because of extreme prematurity, others because of birth defects. Unsafe sleeping practices, however,

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child Abuse Prevention Month is right around the corner.  The Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, the “Children’s Trust Fund”, encourages grantees to expend additional effort to raise awareness of child abuse prevention during the month April.  We have included a copy of the 2018 Child Abuse Prevention Month Toolkit (https://ctf.alabama.gov/event/april/) to assist

Opioid Epidemic

On October 26, 2017, President Donald J. Trump proclaimed the opioid epidemic a Nationwide Public Health Emergency.  However, some may be unaware that Alabama already started to wage its own fight against opioid abuse and addiction.  On August 15, 2017, Governor Kay Ivey established the Alabama Opioid Overdose and Addiction Council to explore the causes

Human Trafficking

On October 18, 2017, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released the outcome of the eleventh iteration of its human trafficking sting, Operation Cross County, netting the capture of 120 traffickers and rescue of 84 juveniles ranging in age from three months to fifteen years old.  There are several factors to consider just from this