Because Childhood Lasts a Lifetime.

Founded in 1982, the mission of Prevent Child Abuse Utah is to forge and guide a community commitment to prevent child abuse in all forms through programs, services, public awareness, education, public policy development and system partner collaboration. Prevent Child Abuse Utah is the largest and only nonprofit organization in the state whose funding and energy are fully and completely dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect. At Prevent Child Abuse Utah, we lay the groundwork to deliver the great childhoods that all children deserve. We promote services that improve child well-being and develop programs that help to prevent abuse and neglect before it occurs. Each year, Prevent Child Abuse Utah educates thousands of children, professionals, parents and the community about how to identify, report and prevent child abuse. Every child deserves to live a happy, healthy life free from abuse.

Key Issue Areas

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

Co-leads in Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) prevention efforts with the program State Coalition on ACEs.

Co-leads in Neglect prevention efforts with the program Safe Environment for Every Kid (SEEK).

Leads in Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) prevention efforts with the program Stewards of Children (Darkness to Light).

Co-leads in Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) prevention efforts with the program No Hit Zones.

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

The chapter works with the following evidence-based home visiting model: Parents as Teachers (PAT) and participates in the statewide home visiting coalition.

Advocacy efforts include

  • Child Sexual Abuse Prevention
  • Support for increase in caseworker pay
  • Prevention Funding

Fast Facts

20 total FTEs

The chapter partners with businesses/corporations, faith-based organizations, foundations, schools, and United Way.

Key Contact

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