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For many of us, music is a key part of life, helping us pass time, increasing our productivity, or simply making us smile. But did you know that music can also have a major impact on your child’s development? Research has shown that music can have many positive effects on a growing child.

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Welcoming TexProtects to the PCA Chapter Network

Prevent Child Abuse America® is proud to announce that we are expanding our efforts in Texas. TexProtects, the Texas Association for the Protection of Children, has joined our organization as the Texas chapter. TexProtects will take over and expand upon the previous operations of Prevent Child Abuse Texas.

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Prevent Child Abuse America given highest-possible ranking by watchdog Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator, one of the foremost non-profit watchdog organizations in the U.S., has rated Prevent Child Abuse America as a 4-Star charity. The 4-star rating is the highest award given by Charity Navigator and has been awarded to Prevent Child Abuse America for three consecutive years. According to Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator, “only 15% of the charities” that Charity Navigator evaluates receive three consecutive 4-star evaluations.

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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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