Did you know state policies play an important role in reducing child maltreatment? Rapid neurological development makes children especially susceptible to harmful stressors, such as maltreatment, during the prenatal-to-3 period. Though we may expect prevention
State lawmakers face difficult choices about how to use scarce public resources. To ensure that investments have a big impact on young children, lawmakers often want to know—which policies actually work? The Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact
Comprehensive screening and connection programs positively impacts these strategy goals: Access to Needed Services Nurturing and Responsive Child Care in Safe Settings Parental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Optimal Child Health and Development SUMMARY Comprehensive screening