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Congratulations Sigma Delta Tau on 100 Years of Empowering Women, Children and Communities!

The world changed for the better on March 25, 1917. That was the day that seven young women established the first chapter of Sigma Delta Tau sorority at Cornell University. In the 100 years since that founding, Sigma Delta Tau has empowered college-aged women across the country by building the bonds of sisterhood through their core values of individuality, connection, engagement and community.

At Prevent Child Abuse America®, we’ve had the opportunity to see these impressive women in action. In 1982, our organization was named the national philanthropy of Sigma Delta Tau, and in the 35 years since, we have benefited tremendously from the energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to service that are the hallmarks of a Sigma Delta Tau sister.


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Chairman Adrian Smith Visits Local Family Support Program in Nebraska to Learn About the Importance of Federal Home Visiting Program


“We are grateful that Rep. Smith took the time to learn about home visiting in Nebraska and just how important this federal program is at the local level,” said Melissa Galles, HFA Program Manager/Supervisor. “MIECHV has had a significant impact on the economic success and school readiness of vulnerable children and families in Nebraska and we are counting on this important program to help families in our state thrive.”

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Parenting Tip of the Week – Keep Stress in Check During Spring Break

For many schools around the country, spring break is coming up soon. To your children, this is a welcome chance to sleep in and spend the day having fun. To parents, spring break can be stressful, whether due to re-arranging schedules, setting up playdates for younger children or worrying about older teens off on trips. This week’s Parenting Tip is about helping manage stress during spring break and finding fun new ways to bond with your children.

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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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