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Call for Proposals & Early Bird Registration for "Moving Upstream" Are Now Open!

Submit your proposal for skill-development workshops, symposia, individual papers, and poster displays at 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. Submissions are due by Friday, March 22.


Limited-time Early Bird conference registration is still available, too—visit for more information about registration and and submitting a presentation proposal today.


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Research Review: Special Issue on Social Norms

In this month’s research review, Dr. Bart Klika, our Chief Research and Strategy Officer, discusses a recently released special issue of the Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal on the topic of social norms and violence against children.


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Latest Parenting Tip – Talking to Children about Bullying

Back-to-School season is an exciting time for kids. A new year means new classrooms, teachers, friends and possibilities. Unfortunately, it can also mean new and different ways for kids to experience bullying. As a parent, you can help prevent bullying by having open communication with your children about school. The more you are able to talk with your children about what’s going on at school, the better you can help them understand what bullying looks like and some appropriate ways that they can react when they witness or hear about bullying.


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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 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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