Safety – Child and Youth Mental Well-Being Resources

Safety includes both actual and perceived physical, psychological, and social safety experienced at home, school, and in community. Local governments can work towards creating public areas that are safe for children and youth while also implementing policies that respond to larger societal threats like racism, discrimination, poverty, inequality, and climate change.  

This is the link for Protective Factor: Safety. You may also be interested in viewing Protective Factor: Participation, Protective Factor: Play, or Protective Factor: Social connection and belonging. If you’re interested in more background information about where to start, how local governments influence and benefit from strengthening child and youth mental wellness, population disparities, and quality adults in children’s lives, check out the full document here.