Invitation: NCECAD Congressional Briefing

You are invited to a

Congressional Briefing on Innovations & Opportunities
to End Child Maltreatment Fatalities

Every day in the U.S., 4-8 children, mostly infants and toddlers, die as a result of child abuse and neglect at the hands of their parents or caretakers. Each child’s death has a profound and devastating impact on families and communities. Although the problem of child maltreatment fatalities has been historically intractable, the bipartisan federal Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities concluded that these deaths are in fact preventable in a new multidisciplinary 21st Century child protection system grounded in a public health framework and unveiled a roadmap to save children’s lives. Since the Commission issued its report in 2016, there have been dozens of promising innovations in states and counties and groundbreaking federal legislative and policy reforms that provide cause for optimism and should energize all stakeholders committed to child well-being. This briefing will discuss and celebrate some of the exciting recent developments at the state and federal level that reflect the Commission’s recommendations, will identify some of the current challenges in ensuring safety—particularly at the height of a drug epidemic—and will identify discrete actions needed to advance fatality prevention in Congress and beyond in the year ahead.

RSVP to Yasmeen Ally at [email protected].