This April, support #GreatChildhoods

During Child Abuse Prevention Month, learn what you can do to support kids across the country — and around the corner.

Parenting Tip of the Week - National Volunteer Week and Your Family

Taking the time to volunteer can have many benefits, not only for the people you help but for your community and family as well. Volunteering can teach children positive values like empathy and responsibility, and children can feel appreciated and respected for their work. Additionally, volunteering is a great way to spend quality time as a family and bond with your children in new ways.

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Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-IN) visits Healthy Families America Program in St. Joseph County, Indiana

 Congresswoman Jackie Walorski spent several hours on Wednesday, April 19 meeting with her constituents who participate in an evidence-based family support program in St. Joseph County.

While visiting Family & Children’s Center in South Bend, IN, Congresswoman Walorski met with parents who have benefitted from the Healthy Families St. Joseph program as well as the dedicated staff who spend their days ensuring that children in Indiana have the chance to thrive.

“Evidence-based programs like Healthy Families are helping Hoosier parents thrive and giving children the chance to achieve their full potential,” Congresswoman Walorski said. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to learn more about how this program serves our community and to hear directly from families who have benefited from it.”

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Ringing in Child Abuse Prevention Month 2017

It’s here! As we turn our calendars from March to April, we turn our attention towards National Child Abuse Prevention Month. April was first designated as Child Abuse Prevention Month by President Ronald Reagan in 1983, and in the past 34 years this month has been a time to recognize that child abuse and neglect is a problem seen in every community in every state in our country.

But it’s also a time to recognize that child abuse and neglect can be prevented. This April, we’re specifically highlighting three ways that individuals can make a difference in their community and help prevent child abuse. We’re encouraging everyone to mentor a child or parent, advocate for family friendly policies, or donate time or money to child-serving organizations.


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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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