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September 16 2020

COVID-19, ACEs & Children: A Conversation with Dr. Melissa Merrick & Paul Gionfriddo

 In this video dialogue, Dr. Melissa Merrick and Paul Gionfriddo, President & CEO of…

September 15 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Prevent Child Abuse America Awarded $1M CDC Grant to Examine Public Policy Impact on Reducing Child Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence

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

September 14 2020

A Back-to-school Message from Dr. Melissa Merrick

 In this special back-to-school monthly message, Dr. Melissa Merrick reinforces, “Whatever your child’s learning…

September 9 2020

PRESS RELEASE: First-of-its-Kind National Partnership Aims to Redesign Child Welfare Into Child- and Family Well-Being Systems

Chicago—The U.S. Children’s Bureau, Casey Family Programs, the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Prevent Child Abuse America® are partnering to…

June 26 2020

In Memory of Sid Johnson

Prevent Child Abuse America pays tribute to Sid Johnson, a tireless champion for children and…

June 3 2020

A statement on racism from Dr. Melissa Merrick

For the last several days, emotions that have run high for generations have clearly reached…

May 12 2020

Dr. Melissa Merrick Responds to New Rules under Title IX

These are unprecedented and trying times—the world we know is changing by the minute. In…

May 7 2020

A Meaningful Mother’s Day Gift: Plant a Pinwheel for Prevention

Mother’s Day, when we celebrate everything mom’s do, is going to be vastly different this…