Cradle to Community
Cradle to Community: Advancing community approaches to safe communities and positive early childhood development
Cradle to Community is a project of CSSP and the EC-LINC Network in partnership with the Prevention Institute (PI) and its UNITY (Urban Networks to Increase Thriving Youth) Network. Together we are undertaking a project to strengthen communities and make them safer, in support of improved outcomes for children and families who are often left behind.
The project objectives include:
- Advance an understanding of the intersection and interactive nature of community violence/trauma and early childhood development, and the relationship between community conditions and outcomes for individuals and families.
- Advance a community of practice that acts on the intersection of positive early childhood development, healthy families and community safety, with a focus on the local level.
- Identify systems, community, and policy change strategies that address the community determinants of health to improve outcomes for children, families and their communities.
- Understand the landscape of the intersection of community violence/trauma prevention and early childhood development to inform future work and to advance an equitable Culture of Health.