Did you know that 1 in 5 children live with a parent who is depressed? Untreated parental depression can have a negative effect on your child’s development, so today we’re passing along some information and tips on this common mental health issue.
Healthy Families America is the signature program of Prevent Child Abuse America. In 2017, HFA is celebrating their 25th year of providing high quality, voluntary evidence-based support services to families in 38 states, 5 U.S. territories, and Canada. Grounded in an infant mental health approach and recognizing the importance of attachment and bonding, HFA is one of the nation’s premier home visiting programs. Learn more about HFA and how this program is helping children and parents thrive.
For 45 years, Prevent Child Abuse America has helped lay the groundwork to deliver great childhoods to children nationwide. By working to improve child well-being and prevent abuse and neglect before it occurs, together we help strengthen American families and develop the next generation of leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs.
Please join us on Thursday, October 26th at the Palmer House Hilton as we celebrate 45 years of great childhoods. Dr. Norman Stone, brother of Prevent Child Abuse America’s late founder Donna J. Stone, will be our special guest. For more information, including tickets and sponsorship packages, visit our event page.
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.
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.