Preventing Violence Against Children and Youth

Essentials for Childhood Webinar Series

Child maltreatment is a significant public health problem. It is also a preventable one. The Essentials for Childhood Framework proposes strategies communities can consider to promote relationships and environments that help children grow up to be healthy and productive citizens. One of the goals of this work is to create the context for healthy children and families through norms change and policies. ASTHO developed a policy guide to supplement CDC's Essentials for Childhood framework, focusing on strategies to increase economic support for working families, expand access to quality childcare and education, and promote flexible, family-friendly workplace policies.

With support from CDC, ASTHO hosted a five-part webinar series on the "Essentials for Childhood." Click here to view our first Essentials for Childhood webinar series.

Essentials for Childhood: Creating the Context for Healthy Children and Families Through Policies and Partnerships

Jan. 17, 2017

This webinar highlights health in all workplace policies and provides guidance on developing and sustaining partnerships to help advance priorities. During this webinar, CDC presents on the Essentials for Childhood framework and how states are implementing strategies from the framework.  Colorado highlights a policy success story, and discusses the importance of collaboration and partnership when planning and executing initiatives.

Essentials for Childhood: Creating the Context for Healthy Children and Families Through Policies and Quality Care and Education

Feb. 21, 2017

This webinar highlights health in all workplace policies as well as the importance of quality care and education. During this program CDC presents on their Child Abuse and Neglect Technical Package and highlights some of the innovative policies that states have initiated. Oregon presents on their Preschool Promise Initiative and how they focus on equity and opportunity to help families thrive. Vermont discusses their Health Impact Assessment of Paid Sick Leave and how policies such as that progress communities.