These guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) help to prevent sudden infant death syndrome and other problems associated with infant sleep. According to the AAP, approximately 3,500 infants die from SIDS and other sleep-related issues every year. Fortunately, just a few, simple steps can drastically reduce this risk and ensure your baby is sleeping safe and sound.
…and it’s easier than you think to make a big difference in a child’s life. Small things you do every day can help parents be the best moms and dads they can be. Check out all the ways you can get involved today! 💙#CAPMonth
Join us for Moving Upstream, the 2019 Prevent Child Abuse America National Conference, Sept. 16–18, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The conference will examine innovative programs and practices, family-focused policies, cutting-edge research, and public awareness and engagement strategies to help drive the field toward upstream prevention so that every child has the opportunity to grow up safe and nurtured. Join colleagues at the largest conference in the country focused exclusively on the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Learn from leading experts in the field, receive hands-on training, and network with colleagues and peers. You won’t want to miss it!
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At Prevent Child Abuse America® , we are proud that 94 cents of every dollar we spend goes directly towards programs that help 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 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 and we help nearly 100,000 families a year through our signature Healthy Families America program.
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.
Our Latest Activity
Keep Your Baby Safe Asleep: AAP Guidelines to Prevent SIDS
Prevent Child Abuse America Announces Successful Re-chartering of Iowa & Mississippi Chapters, Environments for Innovation and Collaboration
Research Review: Economic Burden of Child Maltreatment By State