Great childhoods begin at home

We all play a role in the healthy development of our nation’s children.

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Keep Your Baby Safe Asleep: AAP Guidelines to Prevent SIDS

Yesterday, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released new guidelines to prevent sudden infant death syndrome and other problems associated with infant sleep. According to the AAP, approximately 3500 infants die from SIDS and other sleep-related issues every year. Fortunately, just a few, simple steps can drastically reduce this risk and ensure your baby is sleeping safe and sound.

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Honoring the Women of Kappa Delta

Last weekend, our President and CEO Dan Duffy flew down to Memphis to visit with the amazing women of Kappa Delta. The young women of Kappa Delta are great supporters of ours. Not only do they raise money for us and our chapters nationwide, but they go above and beyond in other ways. From spreading the message that we all play a role in child abuse prevention to actively living up to that message, we are grateful for the support from Kappa Delta.

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A Congressional Briefing on RESILIENCE

Yesterday in Washington D.C., Prevent Child Abuse America held a congressional briefing on the topics of toxic stress, ACEs, and the documentary film RESILIENCE. Our President and CEO Dan Duffy joined with Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and an expert panel to discuss the science, solutions and national movement to prevent childhood trauma, treat toxic stress, and improve the health of future generations of American leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs. Check out some photos and highlights of the action below!


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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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Healthy Families America

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

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