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 Resources Sheet

IMPACT Family Counseling’s Safe Sleep Website

NICHD 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 Mandatory Reporter Training Online

Mandatory Reporting Brochure

Erin’s Law PSA

Erin’s Law Q and A

Mandatory Reporting and Erin’s Law for Educators Powerpoint

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, a member of the National Alliance of Children’s Trust & Prevention Funds, and the state lead agency in CBCAP, we are dedicated to promoting resources and services that prevent all types of child abuse and neglect and improve overall child well-being in our state.