Fighting Racism and Bias in Child Maltreatment

APSAC has made a commitment to work towards ending racism and implicit bias in the field of child maltreatment and we invite you to read more about that commitment here. We expect to add material to this resource page regularly. This page represents the very first step in our expanding, and on-going, efforts. We invite you to join the discussion, and suggest resources to add by contacting


Resources for Parents and Children

Ages 0-3​​ Ages 3-5 ​​ Ages 5-8 Ages 9-12 Ages 12+

Resources for Professionals

National Partner Statements

ACEs Connection Stands in Solidarity with the Worldwide Protests for Racial Justice A Statement from Deborah Daro, PhD, Doris Duke Fellowships Chair A Statement on Racism from Prevent Child Abuse America Campaign Zero NCAC's Response to Racial Inequity The New York Founding's Statement on Racism and Racial Injustice NIH Stands Against Structural Racism in Biomedical Research Our Children are Watching... And They Know Black Lives Matter from Family Focused Treatment Association Our Commitment to Advancing Health Equity from the CDC Foundation Our Response to Systemic Racism in America from End Violence Against Women International Princeton Theological Seminary On the Recent Murders of African Americans in the U.S. Princeton Theological Seminary Action Plan State Court Statements on Racial Justice from the National Center for State Courts Statement from Child Trends on Fighting Racism Statement by Futures Without Violence on the Brutal Murder of George Floyd What Justice Really Means from The National Children's Alliance