Child Abuse Prevention

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Child Abuse Prevention Programs

To learn about child abuse prevention programs in West Virginia, visit the Prevent Child Abuse West Virginia website by Team for West Virginia.  This site also contains information about Strengthening Families.  The Bureau for Social Services works closely with DHHR's ​Office of Maternal Child and Family Health on the Maternal Infant Early Childhood Program (MIECHV) designated by the Governor as the agency to receive the Affordable Care Act home visitation dollars.

You can also visit the Strengthening Families home visitation program​ website​ for more information.

Circle of Parents - a national network of parent-led, self help groups where parents and caregivers share ideas, celebrate successes, and address the challenges surrounding parenting.

Partners in Prevention - a model based on the belief that child well-being  hinges on the capacity of local communities to support families and protect children.​