Ms. Julia Neighbors, director of Prevent Child Abuse Georgia housed in the Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development at Georgia State University School of Public Health, presented at the Voices for Georgia’s Children’s Closed Door meeting entitled “Initiatives, Policy, and Actions: A Conversation About Georgia’s Efforts to Ensure Child Safety and Healthy Development.”
Neighbors presented on the major initiatives in Georgia supporting child safety, abuse prevention, and healthy development, including: the State Plan for Child Abuse Prevention, Essentials for Early Childhood, Strengthening Families, System of Care State Plan (IDT), and Injury Prevention. The meeting’s audience included state legislators, funders and partners.
The last Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Plan for the state of Georgia was released in 1993. Leaders from across Georgia’s state departments and nonprofit agencies have joined with the Prevention and Community Support Section (DFCS) and Prevent Child Abuse Georgia to update the state’s Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Plan. This is a collaborative effort that represents all of the agencies, organizations, and individuals who want to see a decrease in Georgia’s child maltreatment rates.
Prevent Child Abuse Georgia invites members of the public to offer comments on the revision of the state of Georgia’s plan for preventing child abuse at a series of meetings around the state. Attendance at the meetings is free of charge and open to the public.
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