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Latest Parenting Tip – Talking to Children about Bullying

Back-to-School season is an exciting time for kids. A new year means new classrooms, teachers, friends and possibilities. Unfortunately, it can also mean new and different ways for kids to experience bullying. As a parent, you can help prevent bullying by having open communication with your children about school. The more you are able to talk with your children about what’s going on at school, the better you can help them understand what bullying looks like and some appropriate ways that they can react when they witness or hear about bullying.

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Research Review: New Research into Abusive Head Trauma

Abusive head trauma, also known as Shaken Baby Syndrome, is a potentially fatal form of child abuse and has been the subject of many different intervention and prevention programs or strategies over the years. In today’s Research Review, Dr. Klika looks at some of the recent research into this topic, including studies showing contradictory results, and examines some of the reasons behind these differences as well as what prevention professionals can do in the future to combat abusive head trauma.

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Save the Date: 2019 Prevent Child Abuse America National Conference

Join colleagues from the prevention, home visiting, research, academic, child welfare, and public policy fields, among others, at the 2019 Prevent Child Abuse America National Conference: Moving Upstream on Monday, September 16 through Wednesday, September 18, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  This informative conference will discuss the cutting edge research, innovative program practices, and impactful public awareness and policy strategies that help move child abuse and neglect prevention upstream.  Stay tuned for more details including the registration link and call for abstracts.

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Who we are

At Prevent Child Abuse America® , we are proud that 94 cents of every dollar we spend goes directly towards programs that help children and families thrive. 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 and we help nearly 100,000 families a year through our signature Healthy Families America program.

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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