Prevent Child Abuse America Blog

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February 20 2020

Dr. Melissa Merrick Responds to Boy Scouts of America Bankruptcy Filing

Each year, countless children are sexually victimized by those responsible for their care, be it…

January 22 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Prevent Child Abuse America Announces Seven Newly Re-chartered Chapters in 2019, 15 More Slated in 2020, Extending Its Nationwide Reach and Impact through Partnerships

Chicago—Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA America) announced today that its chapters in seven states—Connecticut, Delaware,…

December 19 2019

PRESS RELEASE: Prevent Child Abuse America Announces New Members on National Board of Directors

Chicago—Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA America), the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit organization dedicated to…

December 5 2019

ACTION ALERT: Contact Your Elected Officials Today and Urge Them to 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Originally enacted in 1974, the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) is the only…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…