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American Campaign for Prevention of Child Abuse

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Causes: Child Abuse Prevention, Citizen Participation, Civil Rights, Crime & Law, Domestic Violence, Family Violence Shelters, Homeless & Housing

Mission: Founded in 1984, the National Council on Child Abuse and Family Violence (NCCAFV) and its American Campaign for Prevention of Child Abuse and Family Violence provides intergenerational violence prevention services to strengthen community prevention and treatment programs that address family violence -- child abuse, spouse/partner abuse (domestic violence), and elder abuse by bringing together community and national stakeholders, professionals and volunteers to mobilize innovative efforts that prevent the intergenerational transmission of violence within families. NCCAFV serves all fifty states and U.S. territories (and works internationally) as a resource center on family violence prevention services by utilizing professional and lay volunteers who provide indirect and direct service programs of emergency referrals; training and technical assistance; program, organization and resource development; and public education and information campaigns through the media and on its website: www.nccafv.org and www.familyviolence.org

Target demographics: children and families

Geographic areas served: the United States

Programs: Provided technical assistance and training to child abuse and family violence prevention and treatment agencies and child welfare and human service organizations at staff level both nationally and internationally

conducted the national awareness campaign of the national council's american campaign for the prevention of child abuse and family violence

published, distributed and made available prevention education materials nationally through website to hundreds of agencies, schools, libraries, and thousands of individuals

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2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked as a volunteer for more than 30 years with the American Campaign for Prevention of Child Abuse and Family Violence.

One of the great things about the American Campaign is that everyone on the Board of Directors and everyone in leadership as officers and as staff are unpaid volunteers who have longstanding professional experience in the prevention of all forms of family violence - child abuse and neglect, domestic violence (spouse/partner abuse), and elder abuse and neglect.

The American Campaign is a nonprofit U.S. 501(c)(3) corporation that receives no government contracts, grants or funding of any kind. It is supported by individuals through public and private sector workplace campaigns and foundation contributions.

The volunteer focus of the American Campaign assures you that your financial support provides greater direct services to family violence victims with a minimum of overhead for management and fundraising.

Donor

Rating: 5

My Giving Story……

I have several charities that are close to my heart, however American Campaign for Prevention of Child Abuse and Family Violence is the charity I am most fond of. ( http://nccafv.org )

My reason for supporting this organization is my son Adarian. When he was just 2 years old he was a victim of child abuse. He suffered blunt force trauma to his head & lacerations to his liver and pancreas from a man who my husband and I had known for well over 10 years.

Adarian was clinically pronounced brain dead less than 48 hours after he sustained his injuries, because he lacked oxygen at some point during infliction. His precious innocent life was cut short because of someone else’s selfish cruel hands.

We can no longer share the love we have for Adarian physically, BUT WE ALL can show our support and love to thousands of other innocent children by donating to help prevent something like this from happening again!!! Do you accept my challenge???

Adarian would be turning 13 years old this month on Oct. 30th. He was so full of life and a loving, happy child and his family misses him dearly. He was taken from his older sister and brother, but since his passing I have been blessed with four more beautiful healthy children -- including a beautiful, healthy baby boy in May of this year.

This is the first time I’m actually sharing my story because it’s hard talking about, but sometimes talking and sharing our stories brings out our inner strength, to reflect our outer strength.

What’s your story?

Thank You,
Elizabeth D.