CAPTA: Child Abuse Prevention & Treatment Act (1996); CAPTA Reauthorization Act (2010)


  • Information Memorandum: Promoting Social and Emotional Well-Being for Children and Youth Receiving Child Welfare Services (ACYF-CB-IM-12-04)
    The purpose of this Information Memorandum is to explain the Administration on Children, Youth and Families priority to promote social and emotional well-being for children and youth receiving child welfare services, and to encourage child welfare agencies to focus on improving the behavioral and social-emotional outcomes for children who have experienced abuse and/or neglect. (Issuance Date: 4-17-12)

  • Administration for Children and Families Memorandum
    The purpose of this memorandum is to inform States of the enactment of the CAPTA Reauthorization Act of 2010 and provide basic information on the resulting changes in the CAPTA grants to States for child abuse or neglect prevention and treatment programs. Issuance Date: February 15, 2011.

  • Child Welfare Policy Manual Updates on CAPTA
    This document contains eleven modified questions and answers for the CAPTA (Child Abuse Prevention & Treatment Act) section of the Child Welfare Policy Manual. The modifications were made due to P.L. 111-320 (the CAPTA reauthorization Act of 2010).  (December 2011)

Last updated 4/18/12