First-of-its-Kind Partnership Aims to Redesign Child Welfare Into Child and Family Well-Being Systems

This first-of-its-kind effort – Thriving Families, Safer Children: A National Commitment to Well-Being – will work across the public, private and philanthropic sectors to assist jurisdictions in developing more just and equitable systems that benefit all children and families and break harmful intergenerational cycles of trauma and poverty. Thriving Families will help select jurisdictions move from traditional, reactive child protection systems to systems designed to proactively support child and family well-being and prevent child maltreatment and unnecessary family separation. Thriving Families seek to demonstrate that intentional, coordinated investment in a full continuum of prevention and robust community-based networks of support will promote overall child and family well-being, equity and other positive outcomes for children and families. #mentalhealth