Laying the Groundwork: Paid Family Leave as a Prevention and Promotion Strategy

Laying the Groundwork: Paid Family Leave as a Prevention and Promotion Strategy


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LAURA WEELDREYER, Maryland Family Network

New data shows that policies to provide universal concrete and economic supports to families can have a powerful impact on child abuse and neglect prevention and broader family well-being. This Digital Dialogue covered one such strategy—paid family and medical leave. It explored what research tells us about the impacts of these concrete supports and provided information about one state’s journey to a statewide policy.