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Nurturing our Children: State & Local Efforts to Prevent Child Maltreatment Webinar


Presented Friday, August 26, 2016


Presentation Overview

This webinar is based on the highly-rated breakout session presented during the 2016 Safe States Alliance Annual Meeting in April in Albuquerque, NM. 

Margaret Carr from the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and Giorgianna Venetis from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will team up to provide an overview of child maltreatment in the U.S. and explore how state and local programs are helping protect children and families from the risks associated with child maltreatment.


 Learning objectives of this webinar:

  • Increase awareness of child maltreatment in the U.S.
  • Identify key information for local health departments and communities to use when deciding what evidence-based child maltreatment intervention to implement
  • Understand the barriers and facilitators to implementing different evidence-based child maltreatment prevention programs.
  • Understand how Colorado is implementing the four Essentials for Childhood goals developed by the CDC, including strategies at the community and societal level of the social ecology, to create safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for children.
  • Learn how to engage critical partners to collaborate on strategies to achieve the four goals.
  • Learn how Colorado has navigated these challenges in program implementation, leveraged relationships, and focused on strategies to succeed.

Giorgianna Venetis, MPA, Project Coordinator, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Margaret Carr, BS, Associate Specialist, NACCHO


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The webinar was moderated by Sharon Gilmartin, MPH, Director of Membership Engagement and Communications for the Safe States Alliance

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