Welcome to Maryland Essentials for Childhood

Maryland Essentials for Children is a statewide collective impact initiative to prevent child maltreatment and adverse childhood experiences (ACE’s). We promote relationships and environments that help children grow up to be healthy and productive citizens so that they, in turn, can build stronger and safer families and communities for their children.

Maryland Essentials for Children includes public and private partners from across the state; and, receives technical assistance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

Our Vision:

All Maryland children, youth and their families thrive in safe, stable and nurturing relationships and environments.

Our Mission:

To develop a common agenda across multiple agencies and stakeholders to align activities, programs, policies and funding so that all Maryland children, youth and their families have safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments.

Education & Advocacy

The 2019 legislative session is underway and we are working to advise our legislators on bills that impact the lives of children, youth and families in Maryland. We’ve provided links to all of the bills as well as tools for you to learn more about each one. Take action, contact your legislator about the bills that impact your family.

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