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We Must Do Better for our Children: Our Statement on the American Health Care Act

Preventing abuse and neglect of our nation’s children is a bipartisan issue. At Prevent Child Abuse America, we understand that strengthening American families is a top priority for Democrats and Republicans alike. We are grateful to work alongside members of both parties as we seek to advance policies and programs that support the next generation of American entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders.

The American Health Care Act (AHCA), as passed by the House of Representatives, concerns us and our partners in the prevention field.  We understand that this piece of legislation is far from complete and encourage the Senate to focus on American families while working on the AHCA.

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Parenting Tip of the Week - Kids and Hot Cars

As summer is upon us, remember to never leave a child (or pet!) in the car on a hot day. Infants and toddlers are especially vulnerable to heatstroke, and even with the windows cracked, temperatures inside a parked car on an 80 degree day can quickly climb to over 100 degrees.

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Talking to Your Children About 13 Reasons Why

A popular TV show has teens across the country talking. No, it isn’t Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead. This new show is called 13 Reasons Why, a powerful miniseries based on Jay Asher’s book of the same name that deals with the topic of teen suicide and bullying.

We know these topics can be difficult to discuss with your teens. And while shows like 13 Reasons can get teens thinking about these issues, parents need to be prepared for when your teens start asking questions. Here are some tips that can be useful when discussing bullying and suicide with children and teens.

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Who we are

Prevent Child Abuse America® is the national champion of great childhoods for all children. 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.

We help nearly 100,000 families a year through our Healthy Families America program and put 92 cents of every dollar raised towards programs that help children and families thrive.

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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