Our 2019 Annual Report Is Now Online

We’re pleased to announce our first-ever digital annual report, featuring highlights from the year, updates on our chapter and Healthy Families America networks, audited financials, and more. These accomplishments, realized in partnership with a wide range of collaborators, support a collective vision: a world where all children grow up happy, healthy, and prepared to succeed in supportive families and communities.


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A Statement on Racism from Prevent Child Abuse America

“…We cannot tackle these issues single-handedly—no one can—but neither can we sit idly by and allow our children, families, and communities to suffer. At moments like this, it is more important than ever for us to stand together to advocate for racial justice and equity…”


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A COVID-19 Update from Dr. Melissa Merrick

Please click on the link below for an updated video message from Dr. Merrick, explaining how Prevent Child Abuse America has pivoted and adapted its programs (e.g., virtual home visits and new chapter-developed resources) to address the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on America’s children and families:


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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 facilitates the interpretation of the findings to be used in advocacy efforts.


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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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