Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey

Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey builds a brighter future for children by promoting family wellness, positive parenting, healthy child development and nurturing communities.

Key Issue Areas

Lead in Abuse Head Trauma (AHT) prevention efforts with the program Period of Purple Crying.

Lead in Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) prevention efforts with the program Connections Matter.

Lead in Neglect prevention efforts with the program Strengthening Families Program.

Lead in Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) prevention efforts with the program Enough Abuse.

Participate in Corporal Punishment (CP) prevention efforts with the programs Positive Parenting Programming and Non-Violent Parent/Caregiver Training.

Utilizing the Protective Factors Framework through ACEs, Advocacy, Home Visiting, and Training.

Implementing the Essentials for Childhood Framework strategies: Raise Awareness & Commitment and Policy/Advocacy.

The chapter works with the following evidence-based home visiting models: Healthy Families America (HFA), Nurse Family Partnership (NFP), and Parents as Teachers (PAT) and participates in the statewide home visiting coalition.

Advocacy efforts include

  • Expand access to maternal & child health programs that support parents and caregivers and promote the Protective Factors
  • invest in community-based education programs such as parenting, child sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation of children
  • increase family economic security

Fast Facts

62 total FTEs


The chapter partners with businesses/corporations, faith-based organizations, foundations, Law Enforcement, schools, and Sigma Delta Tau.

Key Contact

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