Abuse and Neglect

Abuse and Neglect

Abuse and neglect can have lifelong implications for children and youth. They are at greater risk of cognitive delays and emotional difficulties, which can affect many aspects of their lives. With help, many can work through and overcome their negative experiences and thrive.

We are committed to exposing, addressing and ameliorating the multiple aspects of child abuse and neglect through awareness and education. As Child Placement Review (CPR) board volunteers, we make recommendations to judges about the plans and services needed to ensure the health, well-being and placement of children and youth entering foster care.

As an advisory council, we promote wider understanding of the impact of abuse and neglect in all its forms on child development and well-being. In collaboration with leading experts, we provide training on risk factors and their profound consequences, as well as on appropriate and timely interventions. Our workshops and annual conference also offer insights into a growing body of new biological and brain development research with the promise of improving physical, emotional and behavioral outcomes in later life and for subsequent generations.

New Jersey Department of Children and Families

Task Force

Harvard University Center on the Developing Child

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)