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The California Essentials for Childhood Initiative uses a public health and collective impact approach to align and enhance collaborative efforts to promote safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for children, youth and families through systems, policy and social norms change.

COVID is Not the Only Public Health Problem Facing America []


By Rosemary Tisch, Psychology Today, January 1, 2021

We should be very worried”, states Dr. Jack Shonkoff, Director of Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child:

·       Risk for child abuse increases during economic crises.

·       Parental job loss due to the pandemic can have negative consequences on young children, including increased risk for psychological and physical abuse at the hands of their parents.

·       Emergency Room doctors are reporting more severe abuse cases, although child maltreatment reports are down.

·       National sales of alcohol are increasing: 54% for a week ending 3.21.20; while online sales increased 262% from 2019!

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