While child maltreatment numbers are concerning, there is a great deal of hope. More and more communities are actively involved in strategic prevention efforts. They, like us, believe child maltreatment is preventable. Through evidence-based programs and continuing research, real progress is happening.
Tools like the Essentials for Childhood Framework, developed by CDC, can assist anyone committed to supporting the positive development of children and families. This resource proposes strategies that can help communities build healthy relationships and environments and prevent child abuse and neglect.
When we work together, we can create families, neighborhoods, and communities that are safe, stable, and nurturing. And, when that happens, everyone wins. Children and communities can thrive and create a brighter future for generations to come.
To download your free copy of the Essentials for Childhood Framework, please visit CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention website.