Because Childhood Lasts a Lifetime.

Prevent Child Abuse West Virginia

Our mission it is to work with communities and families to promote and advance the well-being of children, making their needs and healthy development a priority. We deliver our mission by operating and partnering with an integrated network of programs that: Advocate for children. Champion family-friendly communities. Educate the public. Prevent child abuse and neglect. Strengthen family relationships.

Key Issue Areas

Co-leads 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 programs Connections Matter and State Coalition on ACEs.

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

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

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

The chapter works with the following evidence-based home visiting models: Early Head Start (Home Visiting), Healthy Families America (HFA), and Parents as Teachers (PAT) and participates in the statewide home visiting coalition.

Advocacy efforts include

  • Paid Family Medical Leave
  • Preserving funding for programs to meet the needs of families affected by the pandemic.
  • Expanding Medicaid coverage for pregnant moms from 60 days to 12 months post-partum.

Fast Facts

42 total FTEs

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

Key Contact

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