Engaging the Business Sector in Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect

Business leaders and employers are beginning to recognize that their current success and strong economic future depends on strategies that set children on the path to success beginning at birth and continuing throughout their lives.

Speaker: Sandra Alexander, MEd

Successful prevention requires comprehensive strategies and the engagement of high leverage sectors that have not always been involved. The business sector is a non-traditional prevention partner that can play an important role in promoting safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for children and families. Business leaders and employers are beginning to recognize that their current success and strong economic future depends on strategies that set children on the path to success beginning at birth and continuing throughout their lives. Investments in strategies and policies that promote safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for today’s children can increase a business competitive advantage, improve their bottom line and have broader societal impacts, including preventing child abuse and neglect. This session will discuss making the case for prevention to business leaders and employers. It will include how child abuse and neglect affects business, how business thinks, how to frame our outreach to them in a way that is consistent with their professional or personal priorities, key actions business can take and specific examples of how some employers are providing a supportive, family friendly workplace

Learning Objectives:Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand why business is an important prevention partner
  2. Be able to make the business case for prevention
  3. Identify tools and resources to help engage the business sector  
  4. Learn about specific examples of how business can support safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for children and families in their workplace and community