Prevent Child Abuse America Blog

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December 5 2019

ACTION ALERT: Contact Your Elected Officials Today and Urge Them Maintain CAPTA Funding Levels

Originally enacted in 1974, the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) is the only…

November 5 2019

PRESS RELEASE: Lead Author of New CDC Report Cites Business, Policy Solutions to Prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences, Improve Americans’ Health

Chicago—Today, Dr. Melissa Merrick, president and CEO of Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA America) calls…

October 24 2019

Please support H.R. 4768, the Home Visiting to Reduce Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Act

There is a maternal health and mortality crisis in this country. I have seen how…

October 4 2019

Dr. Melissa Merrick responds to New York Times articles on child sexual abuse

To thrive, children require relationships and contexts that support their healthy development in safe, consistent,…

October 3 2019

Phone numbers and Twitter handles for members of US Senate & House of Representatives

Click on the links below to download a spreadsheet containing phone numbers for members of:…

August 26 2019

A message from Dr. Melissa Merrick on child separations at the US border

Recent reports have made clear that children continue to be separated from their parents and…

July 31 2019

Dr. Melissa Merrick responds to US Olympic Committee reform legislation

At Prevent Child Abuse America, we envision a world where no child ever experiences the…

July 24 2019

PRESS RELEASE: Healthy Families America Receives Highest Rating from Federal Evaluator

Chicago—Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA America) announced today that its signature evidence-based home visiting program,…

July 17 2019

ACTION ALERT: Contact the Senate HELP Committee today and ask them to increase authorization levels and funding for CAPTA

Originally enacted in 1974, the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) is the only…