Working together, we can protect Utah’s most valuable resource – its children. Through initiatives including education programs on abuse recognition and reporting for both children and adults, evidence-based home visiting support for parents, and more, Prevent Child Abuse Utah is dedicated to this vital cause.

Key Issue Areas

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

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

Lead in Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) prevention efforts with the program Healthy Relationships Project.

Co-lead in Corporal Punishment (CP) prevention efforts with the program No Hit Zones.

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

Implementing the Essentials for Childhood Framework strategies: Raise Awareness & Commitment, Use Data to Inform Solutions, Norms Change and Programs, and Policy/Advocacy.

The chapter works with the following evidence-based home visiting models: Early Head Start (Home Visiting), Family Resource Centers (FRCs), Nurse Family Partnership (NFP), Parents as Teachers (PAT), and SafeCare Augmented.

Advocacy efforts include

  • Funding for Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Education for educators and students
  • Expanding Home Visiting (last year, advocated for funding, this year implementing)
  • Growing Utah Family Strengthening Network

Fast Facts

31 total FTEs

CBCAP Grantee

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

Key Contact

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