Prevent Child Abuse America

Rating: 4.69 stars   65 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Human Services, Crime & Law

Location: 228 South Wabash Avenue 10th Floor Chicago IL 60604 USA

Mission: To prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation''s children.
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 95,000 families.
Programs: Healthy Families America, which is a voluntary home visiting program that strives to provide all expectant and new parents with the opportunity to receive the education and support they need at the time their baby is born.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 23-7235671
312.663.3520
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a retired teacher, and throughout my 30 year career, I taught preschool through to fifth grade. After disclosures from students or behaviors from families, I became involved with many abused children. When I learned about Prevent Child Abuse America, I decided to be a donor. Giving children a voice, supporting parents & making the public more aware of the needs of families, is so critical in the prevention of child abuse. I urge more donors to support this important charity.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As an incest survivor, Prevent Child Abuse America is an organization that touched my heart a decade ago. At the time, I was writing articles on the recovery from child abuse, for an on-line blog. I wrote over 70 articles. During that time Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina invited me to read my poem, I Am The Child at the 6th Annual Child Abuse Homicide Victims Candlelight Vigil in Raleigh, NC on Friday September 28th, 2001. I was honored to accept that invitation. That poem was also used in the Johnson County, North Carolina Child Abuse Prevention Task Force’s Blue Ribbon For Kids Campaign. That night changed my life. I knew then that I could make a difference with my writing and poetry. That was when I became a donor.

Since then I've had other poems about child abuse published. My sonnet Fatal Hand was published in the 2000 Quarterly Journal of the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Kelly Wallace of Ball State University used my poems Flight Plans and Trespasser in a Sexual Abuse Group as therapy hand-outs. In August of 2006, Corinne Henderson-Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC) of Sydney, Australia, corinne@mhcc.org.au , stated that they used my poems; Musical Lobotomy and Trespasser on page #1 of their Professional Report: “Reframing Responses-Improving Service Provision to Women Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse who experience Mental Health Problems.” because “they so succinctly reflect the pain and trauma experienced by adult survivors of childhood abuse.

So it is with great pleasure that I will continue to support Prevent Child Abuse America.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make a commercial about child abuse prevention to be shown all across America. You could even get survivors to be in the commercials.

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I was introduced to PCA and their staff several years ago. I was impressed with the passion in which the PCA employees had toward the mission. We recently had PCA executives out to our office to further explain to our employees PCA's mission and how we can help. Our staff was very impressed and many now support the wonderful cause.

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2013

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