The 2016 Cradle to Community convening was the first opportunity to bring together two national networks: Prevention Institute’s UNITY City Network and the Center for the Study of Social Policy’s Early Childhood Learning and Innovation Network for Communities (EC-LINC). These proceedings synthesize key themes and directions for collaborative learning and action that emerged. In addition, the proceedings highlight next steps for local work and the national Cradle to Community project, and more broadly inform future efforts to promote safer communities and healthy child development.
Hillsborough, FL – Safe & Sound Hillsborough
Freddy Barton describes the importance of building strong intergenerational relationships among men and boys of color through engagement and mentorship. He also demonstrates why we need to change systems and norms to support fathers in order to improve outcomes for young children, families, and communities.