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The NJTFCAN has worked with the Departments of Human Services and Children and Families on many successful endeavors intended to improve the lives of children throughout New Jersey in the areas of child abuse protection and prevention. In addition to DHS and DCF, the Task Force operated with the help of its Protection and Prevention Committees to develop the following projects;

  • Finding Words, NJ – a child-friendly forensic interviewing protocol for professionals involved in investigating and prosecuting child maltreatment. In 2002, the Task Force collaborated with the American Prosecutor’s Research Institute to implement a five day training in forensic interviewing for prosecutors and multidisciplinary team members.
  • Multidisciplinary Team Training - to facilitate the case management approach to the investigation and prosecution of child physical and sexual abuse and monitor services to child victims and families.
  • Professional Conferences and Skill Building – for professionals working in the field of child maltreatment, social work, medicine, psychology, law enforcement, juvenile justice, the courts and public/private agencies. On alternating years the NJTFCAN has helped produce a multifaceted, statewide conference for approximately 1,000 people or a smaller child protection oriented skill building conference.
  • Educator’s Training - The Role of Educators in Recognizing and Reporting Child Maltreatment, Guidelines in Student Sexual Misconduct and the Safe Haven Infant Protection Act.
  • 2014 - 2017 New Jersey Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Plan - Supporting Strong Families and Communities in New Jersey: Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect
  • Development of the Standards for Prevention Programs: Building Success Through Family Support 
  • Child Abuse Prevention 101 training