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The Center for Prevention of Child Maltreatment is working to make North Texas one of the safest places to raise a child.

Child maltreatment includes all forms of physical and emotional ill-treatment, sexual abuse, neglect, and exploitation that results in actual or potential harm to the child's health, development or dignity. The youngest children, age 0-3, are the most vulnerable.

About The Center for Prevention of Child Maltreatment
Child abuse/maltreatment was identified as one of the top seven health issues affecting the children of North Texas. Our center is focused on innovative ways to address this important issue.

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Early detection of child maltreatment training
This free online training teaches medical professionals how to identify and report potential signs of child maltreatment.

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No Hit Zone
Cook Children's Medical Center joins more than 30 hospitals nationwide in becoming an official No Hit Zone

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Promoting safe sleeping environments
Tarrant County has one of the highest infant mortality rates among Texas counties–exceeding the national average.

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Predicting where child maltreatment will occur
The Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment is innovatively using data and tools to not only predict where child maltreatment will occur but to effectively target resources through demographic profiling.

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Encouraging survivors
We've compiled tips and resources to help you develop and promote healthy parenting so we can set strong examples against child maltreatment.

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