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 – The Importance of Skin-to-Skin Contact

Babies learn about the world around them in many ways. One critical way that babies learn is by being held or touched by their parents, especially when making skin-to-skin contact. Today’s Parenting Tip aims to help parents understand the importance of touch and contact for developing babies and how it supports healthy child development.

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Celebrating Prevention and Patriotism on July 4

Every year, July 4 is a chance for Americans to look back on where our country began, to celebrate how we have grown since and to look forward to the future we are building. Independence Day is a chance to recognize the importance of understanding our history and our foundations while also identifying where we can make changes and improvements in order to create a tomorrow that is brighter than yesterday.

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Research Review: Infant Safe Sleep

Welcome to the Research Review! Each month join our Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Dr. Bart Klika, as he does a quick run-down of emerging research and hot topics related to child abuse and neglect prevention. Today’s Research Review is on the topic of co-sleeping, infant safe sleep, and new interpretations of the recommendations to parents from physicians and experts.

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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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