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 – Summer Break and Routine

Anyone who has gone shopping with children, especially young children, at a grocery store or mall knows that the experience can be trying and stressful! Here are some tips that may prove useful on your next shopping trip to help keep stress levels low and make the experience quicker and better for everyone involved.

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Celebrating with Sigma Delta Tau at their Centennial Celebration

For more than thirty years, Prevent Child Abuse America has been lucky to be the non-profit partner of Sigma Delta Tau sorority. These women have supported our mission through fundraising and awareness events, advocacy pushes and more, so we were thrilled to support them at their recent Centennial Celebration.

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We Need Your Voice! The Time is NOW for Children and Families

In less than 100 days, the Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program will expire. This critical piece of legislation provides funds for voluntary evidence-based family support programs, like Healthy Families America. MIECHV programs serve many of the most vulnerable families, including families with children living in poverty: in 2015, 77% of MIECHV families were at or below the Federal Poverty Guidelines and 46% of MIECHV families had incomes that were 50% or lower than those guidelines.

But home visiting programs funded through MIECHV can help. And right now, MIECHV needs your voice.

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

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