All children deserve #GreatChildhoods

Learn what you can do to support kids across the country — and around the corner — all year long.

Parenting Tip of the Week – Developmental Milestones and Summer Activities

A new study from the journal Pediatrics has confirmed one thing that we already know: guns are incredibly dangerous. According to the study, guns account for over 10% of all deaths among children 17 and younger. Our Parenting Tip of the Week is about how to keep your kids as safe as possible in homes where guns are present.

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Celebrating Fathers on Father's Day 2017

This post originally appeared on our Healthy Families America website.

Father’s Day is a simple reminder to celebrate all of the different kinds of Dads in families across the country.

On this Father’s Day, we want to highlight one father in particular. Scot is a dad in Ohio and he, his wife Brenda, and his son Anthony participate in the Healthy Families America program there. Anthony was born two months premature, and it was Scot himself who delivered him. While waiting for the ambulance to arrive, Scot welcomed his son into the world via the bedroom of their family home.


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Announcing Bart Klika as our new Chief Research and Strategy Officer 

Prevent Child Abuse America is thrilled to announce that Bart Klika, MSW, PhD is joining our National Office staff as our new Chief Research and Strategy Officer! Bart is currently re-locating from Montana to Chicago and will be officially officially joining our National Office on June 26. Welcome, Bart!
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Who we are

Prevent Child Abuse America® is the national champion of great childhoods for all children. 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.

We help nearly 100,000 families a year through our Healthy Families America program and put 92 cents of every dollar raised towards programs that help children and families thrive.

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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