We all want the best for our children. One way to ensure that all children have the opportunity to grow up feeling safe and loved is to make an effort to learn about and promote the protective factors in your family and in your community.
Do you care about promoting healthy childhood development and preventing child abuse and neglect? Show the world that you care about helping #GreatChildhoods happen in your community during Child Abuse Prevention Month by joining our twibbon campaign! Add this pinwheel badge to your profile and help spread the word that prevention is possible!
This year during Child Abuse Prevention Month, we’re focusing on three concrete actions that people can do to help prevent child abuse and neglect. Those actions are to:
- Mentor a child or parent
- Advocate for family friendly policies, and
- Donate time or money to a child serving agency.
But why did we choose to focus on these actions? The explanation comes from our social norms research.
"Lessons from Behind Barbed Wire" - a TEDx Talk from PCA America Lifetime Board Member SuEllen Fried
In this TEDx Talk, our very own Lifetime Board Member, SuEllen Fried, goes over a prison program that she co-founded 17 years ago that has has reduced recidivism rates in Kansas from the national average of 50-76% to just 8%. Thanks to TEDx for facilitating this important dialogue and bringing more light to SuEllen’s important work!
Who we are
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.
Our Latest Resources
- Parenting Tip of the Week Parenting Tip of the Week – Strengthening Protective Factors in your Community
- Parenting Tip of the Week Parenting Tip of the Week – Warning Signs of Abuse and Neglect
- Parenting Tip of the Week Parenting Tip of the Week – Answering Questions from Children about Abuse and Neglect
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.