"Moving Upstream" plenary sessions now on YouTube

In case you missed them (or you simply want to revisit these inspiring presentations), the welcoming and award ceremonies and all three plenary sessions of “Moving Upstream,” the 2019 Prevent Child Abuse America national conference, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, are now available to view on our YouTube channel.


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A message from Dr. Melissa Merrick on child separations at the US border

Recent reports have made clear that children continue to be separated from their parents and caregivers at the southern US border, despite an official end to the Administration’s zero-tolerance policy. By our government’s own definition, these actions constitute undeniable child abuse. Prevent Child Abuse America’s mission is to prevent the abuse and neglect of every child. As such, we implore the President and legislators to work together to change this practice now.


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PRESS RELEASE: Healthy Families America Receives Highest Rating from Federal Evaluator

Chicago—Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA America) announced today that its signature evidence-based home visiting program, Healthy Families America (HFA), has received the highest rating—“well-supported”—from the Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse.


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Who we are

At Prevent Child Abuse America® , we are dedicated to helping 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 occurs. Our 48-state chapter network works every day to promote the kind of strategies and activities that make a difference locally, as well as nationally, assisting 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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