Reducing and Preventing Child Maltreatment in West Virginia

TEAM for West Virginia Children and the Center for Health and Safety Culture are engaged in a multi-year project supporting efforts to reduce and prevent child maltreatment and promote positive outcomes for children in West Virginia by growing positive parenting norms supporting safe, stable nurturing relationships, creating safe sleeping environments and behaviors, and reducing shaken-baby syndrome.  The Center will provide trainings on the PCN framework and develop and implement baseline surveys to measure existing positive norms, perceived norms, and critical gaps regarding safe infant sleeping practices and shaken-baby syndrome. The Center will develop communications strategies to hear and steer public conversations on these critical issues.