Great childhoods begin at home

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Corporal Punishment in Schools: An EdWeek Investigation

It has been nearly 15 years since Prevent Child Abuse America adopted a resolution on the dangers of corporal punishment in schools. The reasons behind this are as clear as the research: there are other forms of discipline that are far more effective than corporal punishment. Unfortunately, according to a recent investigation by EdWeek, more than 109,000 students were physically punished in U.S. classrooms during the 2013-14 school year.  We believe that number is 109,000 too many.

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A Response to Investigations into USA Gymnastics Sexual Abuse Cases

A recent report from the Indianapolis Star has revealed multiple occasions in which allegations of child sexual abuse were repeatedly mishandled by executives and officials at USA Gymnastics. In many of the cases that the Star investigated, complaint…

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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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Healthy Families America

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

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