Adults must meet children’s basic needs because children do not typically have the resources or ability to provide for their own survival and development.

National Blueprint Guiding Principle – It is the responsibility of all members of society to work toward the shared goal of advancing the fundamental rights and needs of children.  Children should have access to food, clean and safe water, shelter, and clothing required for survival and healthy development.

National Blueprint Guiding Principle – Families, individuals, communities, organizations, and systems protect children from abuse and neglect, and provide an array of supports and services that help children, youth, and their families to accomplish developmental tasks, develop protective factors, and strengthen coping strategies.

Focus areas include: