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
Childhood Trauma and its Effects on Mothers in Home Visiting Programs
Each month Prevent Child Abuse America’s Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Dr. Bart Klika, will be providing a quick run-down of emerging research related to child abuse and neglect prevention. In this inaugural installment, Dr. Klika walks through some of the recent research into the effects of childhood trauma and how the lasting effects of
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month and throughout the year, the Department encourages all individuals and organizations to help in making Alabama a better place for children and families.
Cost of Child Maltreatment to the Alabama Economy
According to a 2015 study conducted by the University of Alabama College of Human Environmental Science and Center for Business and Economic Research—Culverhouse College of Commerce revealed that child abuse and neglect costs taxpayers $2.3 billion dollars every year. Read the full report here.