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Essentials for Childhood: Promoting Healthy Outcomes From Positive Experiences

In January 2014, the Centers for Disease Control held a kickoff meeting to begin implementation of Essentials for Childhood: Steps to Creating Safe, Stable, Nurturing Relationships in the state of Georgia. Essentials is a strategy designed to promote the “development of family environments in which children thrive” with four stated goals to:

  • Raise awareness and commitment to promote safe, stable, nurturing relationships and prevent child maltreatment.
  • Use data to inform actions.
  • Create the context for healthy children and families through norms changes and programs.
  • Create the context for healthy children and families through policies.
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