Investing in Families Prevents Child Welfare Involvement

Drawing from research on children in households with low socioeconomic status, this brief illustrates ways that strengthening household financial security can reduce child abuse and neglect, which are often associated with low parental income, parenting stress, community violence, and concentrated neighborhood disadvantage. Asserting the necessity to address organizational structures and injustices, the brief highlights specific policies that can make a significant impact for children and families when implemented as part of a multi-pronged approach to supporting the needs of children and families outside of child welfare.

Record Type: 
Research-To-Practice Brief
Publication Date: 
July, 2022
July 2022
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  • Family Strengthening
  • Asset Building
  • Supportive Services
    • Child Welfare
  • Special Populations