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Parenting Tip of the Week – Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome

Frustration is a part of parenting. Whether it’s a baby crying for hours on end or not sleeping through the night, there are many challenges that parents can face. With new research coming out about abusive head trauma, also known as Shaken Baby Syndrome, we wanted to share some information for parents and caregivers that could help during those frustrating early months.

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Research Review: The Economic Burden of Child Sexual Abuse

One of the most important studies for the field of child abuse and neglect prevention was the Fang study, published in Child Abuse & Neglect in 2012. That study aimed to examine the economic burden to society for one year’s worth of substantiated cases of child abuse and neglect. A new study from Dr. Elizabeth Letourneau from Johns Hopkins University has a similar aim, but a more specific focus: child sexual abuse. In today’s Research Review, Dr. Klika looks at some of the findings of this latest study and its implications for the field as a whole.

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Positive Parenting: Help for Teen Parents

Check out this great video on one of our Healthy Families America sites in Michigan!

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Who we are

At Prevent Child Abuse America® , we are proud that 94 cents of every dollar we spend goes directly towards programs that help children and families thrive. Founded in 1972 in Chicago, Prevent Child Abuse America works to promote the healthy development of children and prevent child abuse before it can occur in order to help children to grow up and contribute in their communities. Our 50 state Chapter Network works every day to promote the kind of strategies and activities that make a difference locally as well as nationally and we help nearly 100,000 families a year through our signature Healthy Families America program.

Our Programs

We accomplish our work through our signature prevention program Healthy Families America and spread awareness of child abuse prevention through our Pinwheels for Prevention campaign.

Pinwheels for Prevention began as a grassroots campaign among our chapters in Georgia, Florida and Ohio.

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We help nearly 100,000 families a year through our Healthy Families America program.

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