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Prevention Resources - Child Abuse & Neglect


According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, child maltreatment includes all types of abuse and neglect of a child under the age of 18 by a parent, caregiver, or another person in custodial role, like a parent, guardian, sports coach, or teacher. There are four common types of maltreatment:

  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Neglect

Prevention Strategies


West Virginia Home Visitation Program (WVHVP)

Educational Resources

The WVHVP connects families with resources and education that provide education and support. The program supports pregnant women and all children from birth to five.

West Virginia Bureau for Children and Families

Report Abuse and Neglect  

The West Virginia Bureau for Children and Families site provides more detailed information regarding abuse, and neglect and how to properly report such actions.


Prevent Child Abuse West Virginia

Resource Library

The Resource Library provides informaiton on partners in prevention resources, publications, data, and links on how to prevent child abuse in West Virginia.

West Virginia Judiciary

Court Projects to Protect Children

The Court Projects to Protect Children provides information on the court process in West Virginia for reporting child abuse and neglect.

 This list is not exhaustive, and inclusion does not imply endorsement of the organization or contents of the website by the WV VIPP.

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West Virginia Violence and Injury Prevention Program (WVVIPP) Room 427 350 Capitol Street Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: 1-800-642-9704