2022-2024 Federal Policy Agenda

Prevent Child Abuse America® (PCA America) advocates for policies and services that strengthen families and communities, promote healthy child development, and prevent child abuse and neglect before it occurs.

We promote programs and resources proven by science that enable kids, families, and entire communities to thrive—today, tomorrow, and for generations to come. PCA America includes a nationwide network of chapters and one of the most widely implemented home visiting programs in the country, with nearly 600 Healthy Families America® (HFA) evidence-based program sites, delivering approximately one million voluntary home visits every year.

Prevention services and supports are critical for families and communities. Working alongside families, together we can help to lay the foundation for children and for the success of the entire family. Poverty, unemployment, inadequate housing, and/or food insecurity can result in an overload of stress on parents, a significant risk factor for child abuse and neglect. At PCA America, we are committed to eliminating conditions like these that put our children at risk. We directly address social determinants of health, including systemic and structural racism by ensuring equitable access to high-quality services and supporting communities to effectively address health disparities.

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