The Wisconsin Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board coordinate trainings on prevention topics, including the Protective Factors, sentinel injuries and abusive head trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and child sexual abuse prevention.
The Prevention Board Offered Trainings
Bringing the Protective Factors Framework to Life in Your Work Training
Strengthening FamiliesTM Protective Factor Framework is an evidence-based approach to reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect focusing on family strengths and enhancing child development. The framework is designed to engage families, programs, and communities to build and strengthen five protective factors found in children and families that elicit positive outcomes and optimal child development.
The Prevention Board offers six, two-hour long training courses geared toward family support professionals. The hands-on, interactive courses provide an in-depth look into each of the protective factors and ways to incorporate them into their work and the families they serve. To find out more information on our Protective Factors Training or to schedule at training, please email Becky Mather at
Rebecca.Mather@wisconsin.gov. To find a training in your area, please visit our events calendar.
Bringing the Protective Factors Framework to Life in Your Work Curriculum was developed by the National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds.
Abusive Head Trauma - Period of PURPLE Crying
The Period of PURPLE Crying is designed to help new parents understand the period of time when babies cry the most. It provides education on the normal crying curve and the dangers of reacting to a baby’s cry in frustration (shaking a baby).
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Period of PURPLE Crying.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Adverse Childhood Experiences are defined as negative events and experiences to which a child is exposed that can lead to negative health and well-being outcomes into adulthood, particularly when children are exposed to multiple adverse experiences. Some adverse experiences include, recurrent physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, exposure to mental illness, domestic violence in the home or having a parent who is incarcerated or divorced.
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Child Sexual Abuse – Awareness to Action
Awareness to Action is an initiative focused on preventing child sexual abuse by helping adults and communities take action to protect children through awareness, education, prevention, advocacy and action. This program utilizes the Stewards of Children program to each adults how to prevent child sexual abuse by making safe decisions about where and with whom to leave their children.
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Awareness to Action.