Read Our Latest Affinity Group Report

In June 2018, Prevent Child Abuse America created the Taking ACES Upstream Affinity Group—a voluntary network of state-chapter leaders to  share ideas focused on using the research from the ACE study to strengthen prevention of trauma—before it ever happens. The two primary goals of the group included sharing promising ideas and strategies and issuing a set of recommendations for state and national policy to strengthen prevention of early childhood trauma based on the findings from the ACE study.


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Vital Signs/ACEs Report & Resources Now Available

The CDC’s latest Vital Signs report contains the most comprehensive estimates to date on the widespread impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and recommendations for preventing them to improve the health and prosperity of Americans. You can find a link to the report and numerous related resources, including key takeaways and links to infographics, on our website. There’s also a business-and-policy-focused press release available on our blog.


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Please Support H.R. 4768

Please join us in supporting H.R. 4768, the Home Visiting to Reduce Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Act, a bill that would double the federal government’s investment in evidence-based home visiting—from $400 million to $800 million over a two-year period through the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program—to reach more families and address risk factors associated with maternal mortality and morbidity.


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"Moving Upstream" plenary sessions now on YouTube

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.


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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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