“Why do they bully?” This simple question from a young boy in Tennessee went viral in a video earlier this week and left parents across the country with questions of their own. While we don’t have all the answers for Keaton yet, we do have some answers for the parents who want to know how they can help prevent bullying and how their children can respond to bullies in a healthy and helpful way.
At our Congressional Champions Reception, leaders of Healthy Families America and Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) presented awards to two senators and two representatives who have taken the fight for home visiting to heart.
Sexual abuse is in the news a lot lately. Due to the recent media reports regarding allegations against Hollywood celebrities, elected officials and the thousands of women telling their own stories through the hashtag #MeToo, there has been a lot of conversation about this problem online, in the paper, or at the watercooler. Each of us can play a role in sexual abuse prevention. Learn what you can do to help here.
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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 94 cents of every dollar spent towards programs that help children and families thrive.
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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.