All children deserve #GreatChildhoods

Learn what you can do to support kids across the country — and around the corner — all year long.

Parenting Tip of the Week – Use Thanksgiving to teach Children about Gratitude

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Parents can use this holiday to talk to children about the importance of giving back and teach social-emotional learning concepts like gratitude and empathy.

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Honoring our Home Visiting Champions

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.

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The Amazing Women of Kappa Delta

Our 45th Anniversary Celebration was the perfect time to celebrate Kappa Delta. Our founder, Donna J. Stone, was herself a KD sister of the Lambda chapter at Northwestern University. Donna founded Prevent Child Abuse America in 1972. Less than ten years later, in 1981, her sorority selected our organization as one of their official national philanthropies. Since that time, the dedicated sisters of KD have raised nearly $22 million dollars for our organization and our chapter network.

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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 94 cents of every dollar spent 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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