ACTION ALERT: Contact your senator today and ask him/her to fully fund the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA)
We need your help! Contact your senator today—and mobilize your network to do the same—and request that funding for CAPTA be increased to $1 billion; $500 million for Title I and $500 million for Title II provisions. Follow the link to learn how:
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!
These guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) help to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) 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.
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.
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.