TEAM for West Virginia Children and the Center for Health and Safety Culture 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 provided trainings on the Positive Community Norms framework and developed and implemented baseline surveys to measure existing positive norms, perceived norms, and critical gaps regarding safe infant sleeping practices and shaken-baby syndrome. The Center developed communication strategies to hear and steer public conversations on these critical issues.

Sponsor: TEAM for West Virginia Children
Start Date: 08/10/14
End Date: 09/30/17
PI: Otto