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Children's Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock (CHad)
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Belief Statements

We believe...

  • Adults are responsible for shielding our children from harm.
  • Child maltreatment creates significant long-term health costs and social consequences.
  • Maltreatment during childhood and adolescence can have a devastating impact on an adult's capacity to be a productive member of society.
  • Healthy families are the cornerstone of healthy communities, and healthy communities nurture healthy children and families.
  • Everyone has the potential to help shield our children from harm and get involved.
  • Community leaders are essential to our successful reduction of the incidence of child maltreatment.
  • Coordination and collaboration of services are "best practice."
  • Joint fundraising and education between our organizations will bring greater resources to bear on the problem and solutions.
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