To reduce child maltreatment locally, The Children’s Agenda’s recommends:
Monroe County should bring the evidence-based home visiting Nurse-Family Partnership, Parents as Teachers, and Building Healthy Children programs to scale to fully meet the need. As a start, Monroe County should restore $1.7 M in recent cuts to preventive programs, which help avoid child abuse and neglect before it occurs.
The Children’s Agenda advocates for effective policies and drives evidenced-based solutions for the health, education and success of children. We are especially committed to children who are vulnerable because of poverty, racism, health inequities and trauma.