April is Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month, a time to act collectively to raise awareness and empower people across the nation to play a role in helping children, families, and entire communities thrive. Throughout CAP Month, and in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re reinforcing the message that “Everyone can make great childhoods happen—especially you, especially now!”
Read Our Latest Report: Economic Burden of Known Cases of Child Maltreatment from 2018 in Each State
Published in the Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal, this study provides social work and other advocates with state-level estimates of the economic burden of child maltreatment and facilitate the interpretation of the findings to be used in advocacy efforts.
Dr. Melissa Merrick Issues a Special Statement on COVID-19's Impact on Our Nation’s Children & Families
Please click on the link below for a special video message on the coronavirus and its impact on America’s children and families:
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.
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 Latest Resources
- Affinity Group & Other Reports Economic Burden of Known Cases of Child Maltreatment from 2018 in Each State
- Affinity Group & Other Reports Taking ACES Upstream: Strengthening Prevention of Adverse Childhood Experiences—Recommendations from Prevent Child Abuse America and Its State Chapter Network
- Parenting Tips Parenting Tip – Talking to Children about Bullying
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.