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California Essentials for Childhood Initiative (CA)

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.

Maryland Essentials for Childhood Hosts Advocacy Day at the State Capital


Maryland Essentials for Childhood, a statewide initiative educating policy makers and communities on the science of ACEs, developing brains, and how we can build resilience for children, families and communities in Maryland, is poised to meet with Maryland elected officials this coming Thursday, ,February 7th, 9-1 pm. We will educate legislators on the science and policies that reduce or mitigate ACEs and other childhood trauma.  Key policies being considered by the General Assembly are:  S.E.S.A.M.E. (Stop School Employee Sexual Abuse, Misconduct, & Exploitation) HB 486, Trauma Informed Schools Bill HB 256/SB 223 $15 Minimum Wage, 2019 Time to Care Act (Paid Family Leave) HB 341, Temporary Cash Assistance Funding HB 339 , and the Child Advocacy Centers' Defining Legislation  Please see the attached invitation and  the 2019 ACEs Overview for MD Policy Makers. 

For questions, please contact the MD ACEs in Action Community Managers


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