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Essentials for Childhood

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Date Published: 
January, 2013

This guide proposes strategies communities can consider to promote the types of relationships and environments that help children grow up to be healthy and productive citizens so that they, in turn, can build stronger and safer families and communities for their children. It is intended for anyone committed to the positive development of children and families, and specifically to the prevention of all forms of child abuse and neglect.

Download a copy of Essentials for Childhood (PDF, 6 MB) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web site.