Child Abuse & Neglect

Preventing child abuse and neglect starts with investing in stronger families. And, when abuse or neglect happens, children need swift but thoughtful action that gives them the best possible chance to grow up in a safe, nurturing home and build successful, adult lives. The choices made by federal policymakers shape state decisions. We work with them to inform and advance the right choices.

Resources


Letter to Congress: The Family Separation Crisis and Labor-HHS

| July 30, 2018 |

First Focus Campaign for Children and 60 other groups sent a letter to the United States House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human


Champions for Children 2017

| July 19, 2018 |

Our nation’s children face an array of problems, including poverty, violence, abuse, neglect, hunger, poor nutrition, education inequity, homelessness, lack of health coverage, infant and


Members of Congress Who Advanced Children’s Issues Recognized by First Focus Campaign for Children

| July 19, 2018 |

Contact: Simona Combi, 202-657-0679, simonac@firstfocus.org July 19, 2018, Washington, D.C.—In a year marked by partisanship, several Members of Congress stood out as Champions and


Social Media Kit: 2017 Champions for Children Scorecard

| July 19, 2018 |

First Focus Campaign for Children released its 2017 Champions Scorecard. In an attempt to recognize the lawmakers in the First Session of the 115th Congress


Statement: Court Order to Reunite Families Is a Win for Children, but More Work to Be Done

| June 27, 2018 |

On Tuesday, Judge Dana M. Sabraw of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California granted a preliminary injunction that orders


Statement: Family Separation Is Child Abuse

| June 19, 2018 |

In May, the Trump administration issued a zero-tolerance policy for families crossing the U.S. border. According to a recent report, 1,887 new children are


Fact Sheet: Family First Prevention Services Act

| March 9, 2018 |

The Family First Prevention Services Act was signed into law as part of the Bipartisan Budget Act on February 9, 2018. This act reforms


Statement for the Record: The Front Lines of the Opioid Crisis: Perspectives from States, Communities, and Providers

| November 30, 2017 |

The First Focus Campaign for Children submitted this statement for the record for the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions on November


Fact Sheet: Health Insurance for Former Foster Youth Act

| October 6, 2017 |

Currently, over 20,000 youth age out of the foster care system each year with little to no support as they transition into adulthood. High-quality coordinated


Letter: The National Adoption and Foster Care Home Study Act

| April 21, 2017 |

On April 20, 2017, the First Focus Campaign for Children sent a letter to U.S. Representative Jared Huffman thanking him for his support of