National Conferences on Child Abuse & Neglect

 

40 Years of CAPTA

The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act:
40 Years of Safeguarding America’s Children
The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act book cover
 
 
Passage of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) in 1974 marked the nation’s first major step forward in addressing issues related to child maltreatment.  To commemorate CAPTA’s 40th anniversary, the Children’s Bureau and its Office on Child Abuse and Neglect have developed The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act: 40 Years of Safeguarding America’s Children.
 
This online publication combines historical source materials with contemporary reflections on the impact of the legislation from leaders in the field.  Child protection, child welfare, and social service policymakers, practitioners, researchers, students, and all those interested in the story of child protection in America will find it an invaluable resource.