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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Child Abuse Prevention, Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Crime & Law, Domestic Violence, Family Services

Mission: Prevent child abuse - new jersey chapter, inc. Leads a statewide effort to eliminate physical, sexual and emotional child abuse and neglect by establishing local partnerships and providing professional training, public education and technical assistance to local communities and families.

Programs: Technical assistance - provides expertise on child abuse prevention program models to organizations throughout the state of new jersey to equip professionals with the tools they need to serve families effectively.

professional training - provides high quality training to professionals and the general public to enhance and increase their knowledge and competencies.

public education - provides public education statewide through presentations, parenting education and resources to equip professionals, paraprofessionals and the public with the information and skills needed to support families and protect children.

Community Stories

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

PCA-NJ is a much needed organization that works to prevent child abuse for all of New Jersey's children. With professional and dedicated staff the agency works collaboratively with state and local programs to educate, inform and increase awareness of child abuse prevention, child development, positive parenting, parenting engagement and healthy family functioning. It's an excellent organization that needs to continue to lead the movement against child abuse in New Jersey!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey is a wonderful not for profit organization that works on prevention programs throughout the state. The staff at the agency are both professional and passionate about the field. It's imperative for PCA-NJ to receive recognition for their important work. PCA-NJ is truly a GREAT Nonprofit!

Evan S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization serves the state of New Jersey by helping to ensure that children can grow up happy, healthy, and safe. They provide technical assistance to a number of home, school, and daycare visiting programs, and they also help to promote awareness through various programs such as Enough Abuse and the Period of PURPLE Crying. The staff members of PCA-NJ are highly skilled, educated, and professional. They are always improving on their approach and taking on new research-based initiatives to help in their goal to prevent child abuse and neglect in the state of New Jersey.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Prevent Child Abuse NJ is an amazing organization that works to prevent child abuse & neglect for all New Jersey's children. I find their programs to be really effective and the agency staff is always very passionate and committed to the cause. Their newest initiative, the PURPLE program, helps educate parents of newborns in hospitals about infant crying and safe ways to cope. They even have a campaign to knit cute purple caps for babies to promote community support and involvement!

Donor

Rating: 5

Prevent Child Abuse NJ (PCANJ) does such fantastic work in preventing child abuse and neglect and have been doing so for over 30 years. My experience with this agency shows me people dedicated and willing to go above and beyond to help all the children of NJ. From helping at risk families with home visiting to training teachers, coaches, parents, students on warning signs and dangers to helping new families adjust to having a newborn in the home, PCA NJ is the leader on prevent abuse and neglect before it occurs. Keep up the fabulous and much needed work!

Donor

Rating: 5

PCA-NJ has worked for more than 30 years to keep children in New Jersey safe. Last year they provided services to more 38,000 families statewide! PCA-NJ operates on a budget where $0.92 of every $1.00 donated is devoted directly to program services. They don't wait for abuse to occur, they stop it from every happening!

PCA-NJ prevents abuse by:

1. Training teachers, social workers, law enforcement, parents and daycare workers on the signs of “grooming” by child sexual offenders before abuse occurs.

2. Working with families who have been impacted by the downturn in the economy (loss of jobs, foreclosed homes etc.) to find jobs and cope with these types of stressors before abuse occurs.

3. Going into homes in impoverished areas and those impacted by Hurricane Sandy to connect families to needed resources such as food, clothing and linkages to services before abuse occurs.

4. Preparing the professionals who meet with new and expectant parents in health care clinics to screen for substance abuse and to connect families to treatment services so that they are fully capable of nurturing their babies before abuse occurs.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Not enough is done in the field to prevent the effects of child abuse and neglect. The work of this agency is so important to keeping children safe from ever experiencing physical abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect. This agency is committed to continuing programs that are evidence-based and effective at reducing the incidence of child abuse, as well as developing innovative strategies that respond to changes in society. This agency is committed to high-quality services that strengthen families and protect children.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

If you enter foster care abuse or psychotropic drug abuse foster care in the search engine, you'll see that foster children are 10 times likely to be abused and 4 times likely to be drugged on psychotropic drugs like 3-year-old Rachel from Texas and 7-year-old Gabriel from Florida who committed suicide from overdosing on depressants.

I passed out flyers in Minnesota to get public awareness for Representative Dan Severson's failed bill on judicial corruption concerning abuse and drugging of foster children. What I'm trying to accomplish in Washington, is to get Congressman Jim McDermott's constituents to call him (206) 553-1809and tell him to reintroduce his InvestinKids Act attempting to restrict drug companies from bribing caregivers to over medicate foster children, causing them heart attacks, strokes, and death, and to call the committee members who tabled his bill and tell them to either renter the motion themselves or support his efforts next session, and contact Senator Akaka (202) 224-6361 senator@akaka.senate.gov who is still gathering data to see if this is a problem and tell him that he has enough data. Enough children are dead.

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