To help raise awareness during Child Abuse Prevention Month, CalTrin and our sister organization, the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse (CEBC), are partnering to present Child Abuse Prevention: State of the Science. This webinar will review the research evidence base for child abuse prevention programs, with a focus on primary and secondary prevention. Attendees will also learn how to identify which programs are most appropriate for their agency’s needs. In addition, we will introduce the CalTrin team, review our plans for 2021, and share more about how we can support professional development within the context of child abuse prevention.

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Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), such as child abuse and neglect, can lead to negative psychological, social and physical outcomes later in life – and can even affect future generations. New and exacerbated stressors during the pandemic underscore concern for the risks and long-term health effects of ACEs, particularly for groups already disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Certain interventions can help mitigate negative outcomes from ACEs and prevent them from occurring in the first place. This presentation will provide an overview of ACEs, including considerations during the pandemic, and examples of policies and practices to prevent them and reduce their harmful effects.