Wednesday, October 22, 2014

New Guide Offers Ideas on How Communities Can Foster Supportive Environments for Kids | The Prevention Institute

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released Building Community Commitment for Safe, Stable, Nurturing Relationships and Environments, developed by Prevention Institute. This publication provides guidance to mobilize communities to create safe spaces and settings that keep kids safe and support their healthy development. Part of CDC’s Essentials for Childhood initiative to prevent child abuse and neglect, this document lays out steps that communities can use to build support for many issues. PI presents nine key elementsand case examples, organized in three clusters:

1. Develop a Shared Vision.
2. Build Understanding of the Need and Solutions.
3. Partner.

For more information visit the Safe Families and Communities webpage.