An employer cannot take an adverse action against employees — including firing or laying off, demoting, denying overtime or promotion, or reducing pay or hours — for engaging in activities protected by whistleblower laws. In this webcast, the HHS OIG will provide information and training around whistleblower protections, reprisal investigations, and obligations.
Use this resource to learn how to serve and support families experiencing domestic violence where child maltreatment may also be a concern. Review how to file a child abuse report safely, if necessary.
Watch this video to learn about abusive head trauma. Discover prevention strategies to reduce the risks in early education settings.
Learn the importance of keeping children safe from harm. Find out ways to help protect children from abuse and maltreatment, both in early education settings and at home.
It is important to address ways to reduce risk for accidents, injuries, and maltreatment in group environments. Watch this video series to learn strategies to keep children safe in early education settings.
In this overview, learn about the impact of trauma and adverse childhood experiences on children's development.
Use this fact sheet to learn about the signs and symptoms of trauma. Find out how to support affected children.
Child maltreatment can happen in any setting. Head Start programs need leadership, support for staff, and training to make sure children are safe from harm while in our care.
In this issue, learn more about oral health signs of physical and sexual abuse. Also, find resources for Head Start staff to help them support families.
Infant caregivers can experience high levels of stress in their work. Persistent infant crying, for example, may lead caregivers to shake young infants. This can result in head trauma that can damage a baby's brain. Learn ways to help infant caregivers and families recognize the signs and symptoms of head trauma, manage stress, and prevent abuse.