I am a Board Member of Prevent Child Abuse America and have volunteered in the field of child maltreatment for more than 20 years. Prevent Child Abuse America is a powerful force in the effort to prevent the abuse and neglect of children and the only organization whose sole mission is prevention of child maltreatment. Among other things PCA America promotes evidence-based programs that seek to help families at risk for abuse or neglect, addresses issues involving bullying, and helps to set the national agenda on child maltreatment issues. With extremely committed staff, board and volunteers across the country, It is a tireless advocate for all children. PCA America is a fantastic organization. Michael Axelrod
I serve on the local chapter board for Prevent Child Abuse in Vanderburgh County Indiana. We have many exciting things happen here to raise community awareness of abuse and prevention. We sponsor a workshop annually during Child Abuse Prevention month-April. We collaborate with a local university nursing program (University of Southern Indiana) to get the Shaken Baby information out. We also man several information booths annually at such events as the Children and Families Mental Health Awareness Day, at a local store, National Night out with the Police Department, etc. We also have put up displays at the local DCS office and library. One example is a high chair with a sign noting this seat is not meant to be a front row seat to Domestic Violence. Everyone working with this local group are volunteers and most work in agencies where the issues of abuse are prominent everyday so all are committed to this issue getting more attention and improving over time.
The Staff and Volunteers of Prevent Child Abuse America are devoted to creating compelling messages to raise public awareness; to tackle the most relevant issues of the day, such as child sexual abuse and bullying; and to implement highly effective strategies for the well-being of children.
As President of the Illinois Save Abandoned Babies Foundation it has been a pleasure to work with the IL staff of Prevent Child Abuse. They have been supportive our our Foundations efforts and assisted us tremendously in generating aware of the IL Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act, often referred to as the Baby Safe Haven Law which offers a safe, legal, option for a desperate parent in crisis. The law says a parent can hand an unharmed baby, 30 days old or younger, to staff at a hospital, fire or police department. No questions need to be answered and they may remain anonymous.
I am a Board Member of Prevent Child Abuse America and I am also an attorney and a professional who works to prevent the abuse and neglect of children through evidence based programming, scientific research, public policy and advocacy. It is a privilege to be able to participate in the work of Prevent Child Abuse America. This organization coordinates efforts on the national, state and local level to influence policy, practice, and the effective allocation of resources to support parents and caregivers, strengthen families and create healthy, safe communities. With over forty years of research and evaluation, we know how to prevent child maltreatment. Prevent Child Abuse America and the fifty state chapters have myriad successful programs and services. The commitment of the remarkable and dedicated staff motivates the Board of Directors and thousands of volunteers all over America to prevent children from ever experiencing abuse and neglect. Prevent Child Abuse has made significant progress in securing funding, legislation and successful programs and services for our most vulnerable children and families. This only increases our commitment to ensure that ALL children have a happy childhood free from adverse experiences.
I have been a Board member for 2 years with PCAA. I sit on other Boards but none are as profound as the work that the PCAA team does to bring about their message to the Nation. They continually work to enhance their learning and systems so they can be the best at educating and providing evidence based research to government, communities and families.
I am honored to be part of the mission of Prevent Child Abuse.
The Keynote Group
I joined the PCA board due of their work with policy and Healthy Families. They are 100% focused on change for families and bringing awareness to the growing issue of child abuse. The child abuse numbers in America are staggering, change is needed, bringing awareness to this issue is what will provide lasting change. That is PCA's goal.
I am honored to serve,
The Keynote Group
Prevent Child Abuse America has an incredibly laudable goal of ensuring safe, happy and healthy upbringings for America's children. But, what is special, is that they have the team, resources and drive to enact programs and policies which move our nation closer to that goal. I've been nothing but impressed with the caliber of people both on the Board and on the staff, and have been inspired by the CEO's, Jim Hmurovich's, passion and energy. It's a great organization that has already achieved significant milestones, but is on the verge of something even bigger - much bigger.
Prevent Child Abuse America is an outstanding non-profit organization because we pursue evidence-based solutions to prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation's children. We are the only organization dedicated to prevention. We are devoted to the mission and take our duties as fiduciaries seriously. We are passionate and committed, innovative and resilient. We work with all other related partners in providing effective strategies to protect children. We are leaders.
Prevent Child Abuse America is a great organization because they have the vision, courage and motivation to speak up for the lifeblood of the future, OUR children! As a father of three and a six year board member, I can see first hand the level of committment this organization has from every level, every day to be the advocate for our most precious resource and to help all of us who help shape them to reach their potential through love and support.
"As a pediatrician I see regularly how important a consistent and clear voice for children and families in our communities and state houses is. Prevent Child Abuse America and its state chapters combine the national perspective with the boots on the ground. Having served on the board of directors for two state chapters (Tennessee and Texas) and being current chair of the Board of Directors for the national office, I have seen the drive and focus of many people at all levels. Not only is the organization responsive to needs as they arise, but it also is on the leading edge for other needs.