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Prevent Child Abuse America

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Child Abuse Prevention, Children & Youth, Crime & Law, Domestic Violence, Human Services, Public & Societal Benefit, Youth Development

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.

Community Stories

84 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Prevent Child Abuse America has brought the prevention and awareness of child abuse to the forefront. Many lives have been enhanced by their hard work and they continue to work to save our children from this unnecessary evil. Thank you, Prevent Child Abuse America.

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Donor

Rating: 5

PCAA is a wonderful organization dedicated to awareness and prevention of child abuse. They provide information by many methods to ensure the word gets out. From the president to the local volunteer, their purpose and dedication are evident in every thing they do.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I remain amazed at the excellent work PCAA does to combat child abuse. This discovery was made about two years ago when preparing a presentation on preventing child abuse. The request made for PCAA resources resulted in my receiving much information, some that I checked out and found to be real. I am very impressed.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Being in Alaska, it is often easy to feel disconnected from the lower 48 States. Through Prevent Child Abuse America and it's partnership with the Alaska's Children's Trust we have a voice at the table to discuss common issues and problems. PCAA gives support and strengthens families. It makes communities more aware of issues in our country that need to be addressed, but often difficult for them to bring up on their own.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The non profit does so much to build awareness of prevention of child abuse and neglect throughout the nation. Much help is also given to the different chapters from each state. Healthy Families America is a strong program of the non profit which helps young families and helps to strengthen the families.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Prevent Child Abuse America truly rate tops! Not belittling the efforts of any/all other organizations contributing to a better life for all children, the giant strides made over the years resonant throughout the world and so many organizations are adopting most of the programmes that work and change people's lives for better. The newsletters and continuous updates keep us abreast of developments in the mother land and encourage us to do better and better everyday despite the challenges we face everyday with funding since we can't expect people to donate their whole time for free. God willing we will succeed and become the top rated organization you are. Its a blessing for us to have a big sister organization that supports and encourages without fail! God bless you everyday! May you grow from strength to strength!! From Nosipho Matayi and team of Ephraim Home Network

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I began my professional career as a Child Protective Services (CPS) worker and managed to do this work in New Jersey, Arizona and Ohio for 20 years. I thought the tragedy and pain would never end for the children and their parents. Over the years, I never saw a parent who was NOT in as much pain and suffering as their child(ren). Parents do not want to abuse their children. In 2005, I began working for HFA - working to prevent child abuse/neglect. Wow, what a concept and it really does work. Now, I am able to see joy and pride on the faces of parents and children. Parents are succeeding and achieving goals for themselves and their families.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a retired child welfare worker and I still believe that-Prevent Child Abuse is our nu 1 tool
to prevent Abuse and Neglect of Americas Children. Education of parents on parenting, giving support and tools to new and not so new parents is a great 1st step in prevention . providing education should not be limited to new parents but also to community enties who can act as support for families. I have served on death review teams and the lack of knowledge of a caregiver often contributes to death and injury of children . tips for choosing a caregiver can be a strong prevention also . do your part and join the prevention
partner in your town.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Raising awareness on topics such as: recognizing signs of abuse, behaviors of an adult who may pose a threat, and how to help are invaluable.
The knowledge and current information on this website, I find extremely accurate and helpful. I'd recommend it to anyone.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Prevent Child Abuse America is a great organization with lots of new information around child Abuse prevention. Thanks for all the hard work.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Prevent Child Abuse America is an amazing organization that has helped so many families. The world would be a much better place if there were more organizations like this one willing to help people as much as they do!

2

Donor

Rating: 5

We Need More Organizations Like PREVENT Child Abuse America. Its a shame that there isn't more awareness of this problem in America.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This charity really goes above and beyond in the fight against child abuse in America. It's heartwarming to know there are people out there working so hard to keep the children of America safe.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I did some browsing on their informative website prior to a fundraiser. Turns out I learn even more and through amazing stories. Personally compelling and grateful to understand this organization in person. Listening to some staff members and talking with the CEO. I was grateful to have a productive conversation and feel welcome to get invovled. A very approachable organization.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I would like to commend Prevent Child Abuse America for the work they are doing to help
the situation of child abuse. We have used the pinwheel in our organization and am proud
to say that I have a pinwheel pin which I wear in my own town, our State and at our
National Conventions to show that I believe in the work of Prevent Child Abuse America
and the things they are accomplishing.

1 Lily5

Donor

Rating: 5

i was and abuse child,and thank god for prevent child abuse america!!!!!!!!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

i believe in prevent child abuse org, because themake a difference because they bring awareness to america

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Board Member

Rating: 4

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.

1 Jennifer484

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 3

Prevent Child Abuse has a local chapter in our community.....PCA Meriwether. They have made an impact in our rural county by raising awareness about child abuse and neglect. The chapter was instrumental in training over 850 adults in Stewards of Children (child sexual abuse prevention training.) They write articles for the newspaper, provide a resource guide, and make child abuse prevention a part of many community events. Wonderful non-profit doing very necessary work!

3 Patrick52

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a student at the University of Washington and had the project of choosing a type of organization for a cause. My first choice was Prevent Child Abuse America due to my interest in helping children with history of abuse. As I learned more about the organization I saw how invested they are not just into children but all ages and incidents ranging from sexual abuse to bullying. They will be receiving a donation