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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

86 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I came to work at this organization about a year ago, and I've never been happier professionally. There's a small team and an aggressive work load that, like at many of the nonprofit organizations I've worked for previously, can overwhelm sometimes...but the talent and dedication of the staff (and the camaraderie among them) is undisputable. What's more, a brand new CEO has infused tremendous insight and excitement into the entire operation. I recommend working at Prevent Child Abuse America without hesitation.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

Such a disappointing organization. The mission statement sounds great and they claim to spend $.94 of every dollar but that's just not true. They hoard most of their money and are cutting programs left and right.

They treat their staff horribly with low pay, weak benefits, and a terrible work environment. The turnover rate is horrible ever since the new CEO joined. A majority of the staff have either resigned or fired due to his oppressive management. For instance, the CEO got angry during a meeting and threw his pen at employee. That employee unsurpsingly resigned over health and mental concerns and the position has been unfilled for 5 months.

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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!

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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.

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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

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I believe in what this nonprofit stands for. It's existence is critical to helping end child abuse. I am proud to know memebers of this group who work tirelessly to support their cause and believe in a better world for children.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

PCAA has always been supportive of the Child Abuse Prevention Efforts I have been involved in, especially the Voices program. I have worked in conjunction with PCAA in the past and although I have moved to another area, I continue to follow and support their efforts at every opportunity. I am pleased with the continuation and increased awareness of the PinWheel Gardens and am extremely pleased that every state in the union has a PCA office. I am a Child Advocate and Speaker as a Survivor of Child Abuse and PCAA has always been my "go to" for accurate and up-to-date figures and information regarding this epidemic. I continue to be pleased they remain a leader in this movement. I will continue to support their work and efforts at every opportunity and I urge anyone I come into contact with to do so as well.

1 Debby7

Donor

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 4

I work with various families with different situations. I am currently a supervisor for Family Assessment Workers and Family Support Workers under the umbrella of Maternal Child Health program. I learned so much from the conference and I commend Prevent Child Abuse America for reaching out to people from all areas of life.

I was able to share the knowledge that I acquired from this conference with all of who are part of my program. In my line of work, we go out on home visits and work with our clients in their homes. The conference taught me that there are defining signs of abuse that we should look out for if there is some concern. We make it a point now to be more alert to these signs. So many children are needing people like us to be their voices. We should not be silent about these things.

It was also a plus to learn how to involve fathers with raising his child. In several occasions, fathers have been an absent parent. We have incorporated the ideas from the conference as part of our job when we are out on the field. This has been a plus for us.

Bullying is an issue that has been in the news around our nation. It should be addressed as soon as possible. We have and still are working with some who do not consider what they are doing as bullying. The conference gave great insight on how to handle and how to deal with people who bully others.

Overall, I think Prevent Child Abuse America is a MUST for all who work in a field that will allow them to be the child's voice. I think that the only setback for us who are traveling from American Samoa is the distance and time it takes for us to get to the destination. The conference I attended was held in Florida and I had to take three planes to get there with two days of traveling. It would be ideal for us to have a conference held in the West Coast. All in all, I recommend this training for any all who care about our children.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a retired professional that taught Early Child Development and during my tenure so appreciated Prevent Child Abuse America and the information and training that the organization afforded me. I feel my role was made more visible with the population I served because of PCAA's advertising and public posture.

Keep up the good work and it is great to see billboards with positive info regarding parenting. It is the everyday info that impacts citizens and keeps awareness in the fore front.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Prevent Child Abuse America is a wonderful organization. It is a Godsend to America's children. I am so thankful that they are out there every day advocating for children in our country. They are bringing more awareness to the public than has ever been done and are so very devoted to America's children. God bless you all for the hard work and untold hours you work to protect this country's precious little ones! Thank you so very much!!!

I work at a Child Abuse Prevention Center in North Carolina. I was very abused by 3 family members in my childhood and would have given anything if Prevent Child Abuse America or the organization I work for had been around when I was enduring that abuse. Children who are dealing with and enduring abuse do not have a VOICE, these organizations can step in and be the voice for today's children. I am so very proud to be a part of this and I now issue a challenge to all who read this: Be the adult and step up for these children. Do not sit in the comfort of your home and pretend that it does not happen in your own town, in your own neighborhood. Do not be the Ostrich with your head in the sand and think, "If I don't see it, it doesn't exist." It does exist and it is not pretty. We as adults have to stand up for today's children and very loudly declare, "ENOUGH! STOP CHILD ABUSE NOW!"

In 2013, 24 of North Carolina's children died from abuse and neglect at the hands of their parent/caregiver. Please support these wonderful folks in their efforts to end this suffering!

Caroline

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Prevent Child abuse America, in my experience, is doing a fantastic job at creating awareness and positive outlets for children and families in awareness against child abuse. As one of the most difficult subjects to talk about, PCAA makes awareness fun! I recently helped volunteer at an event in Utah with Pro-Ultramarathon Runner Chad Weller spoke to a group of children that fall into the high statics of child abuse in the nation. Children who have suffered from child abuse might have issues with self confidence and trust. Chad spoke to the children about exercise and nutrition, highlighting his experience of running 100miles and the empowering massage that anything is possible! Creating awareness of the silent issue and also positive messaging to children and families is the best way to change lives. I am proud to be a volunteer of Prevent Child Abuse America and continue spreading this good work.

1 Robyn21

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Thank you for advocating for and giving a voice to children, supporting parents and making the public more aware of the needs of families! I love the Pinwheel Gardens! They became too expensive for us, so we started building Blue Ribbon Trees. Check them out at http://www.ok.gov/health/Organization/Office_of_Communications/News_Releases/2014_News_Releases/Build_a_Blue_Ribbon_Tree_State.html

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Thank you for providing an essential resource for anyone interested in understanding and preventing child abuse and neglect. I wish you many long years of excellent service.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a professional working with children who have experienced child abuse, I have relied heavily on the Prevent Child Abuse network for information and support. Each year, our agency hosts a Pinwheel garden for the month of April and get the families we serve involved in bringing home the pinwheels. Thank you for all the efforts to making families stronger.

1 Robert138

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I am so happy to see the use of technology spear heading our fight against child abuse and neglect. The knowledge and information that you are sharing is invaluable.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Webinars such as these provide a wealth of information while allowing easy access to workers in the field. Having this easy access provides additional education opportunities without having to decrease family visits. What a win-win situation for everyone! This was a great webinar to identify child abuse injuries. It provided multiple examples pictures and an opportunity to ask questions to the speaker. The Speaker was very knowledgeable. I look forward to viewing more in the future.
Sharon Madison- Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Several years ago, I reported (anonymously), a child was being abused by their parents. Shortly thereafter, the child wasn't there anymore & I assumed it was from that call I'd made. About a year later, the couple sold their house & property & moved on. Being a child abuse survivor, I'm always on the lookout for such situations that "might be" suspicious. I want to write a book about my childhood & get involved in the Child Abuse Organization. This MUST stop immediately!

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

Excellent webinar and very knowledgeable speaker. I look forward to viewing more in the future.

1 dawn-geras

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I became aware of Prevent Child Abuse America about three years ago. The problem of abused children seemed to be growing and I wondered how an individual can make a dent in the problem. That's when I discovered there is this national organization dedicated to stopping abuse before it happens. It seemed all I ever heard about in the news was that a judge sentenced someone for beating a child—sometimes within an inch of its life. I asked myself, isn't there a way to get to theses people before they abuse their child? Prevent Child Abuse America was the perfect answer to identifying at-risk families and taking action before any harm was done.

Keep up the good work, and congratulations for reaching all 50 states.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work with Healthy Families America. I love and value the contributions Prevent Child Abuse America has on Healthy Families. I strongly believe in the focus and mission of Prevent Child Abuse. I work directly with families that are at a high risk of abusing or neglecting their children due to the trauma that the parents may have faced as children themselves. I believe this organization changes the lives of children and families every day. I know they do because of what I do day to day. I am proud to be associated with such an amazing organization with such a clear mission.

1 msdchild

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

1 Julia48

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am very aware of many charities and their efforts; however supporting PCAA is so different. You are supporting programs and people who work with children who do not have a voice of their own. What could be more gratifying than speaking out/up for those who cannot and may never be given the chance to speak until they are older and in charge of their own lives? Children are dependent on others to set the stage for their life's beginning--lets make sure every child has a beginning that is worth while and excellent! Julia Marynus

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Yolanda Harris
President
The Keynote Group

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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,
Yolanda Harris
President
The Keynote Group

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

John Suk
Board Member

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a professional also working in the Child Abuse Prevention field. I truly appreciate and value the information and support that I receive from PCA and the PCAWV state branch. Our organization benefits is many ways including information, resources, collaboration and legislative awareness. I am very impressed and grateful for the efforts of PCA and how it helps me do my job.....and protect children and families! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I WAS ABUSED BY A MAN,SO EVERYTIME I SEE OR KNOW OF A CHILD BEING ABUSED, I PRAY FOR THAT LITTLE ONE! YOU KNOW GOD IS WATCHING AND "WOE" TO THOSE DOING THE ABUSING!! THEY NEED BADLY TO GET HELP BECAUSE IT WILL BECOME WORSE AND WORSE!!!
I AM SO GLAD "PREVENT CHILD ABUSE AMERICA" IS THERE TO HELP!! GOD TRULY BLESS THEM REAL GOOD!
GOD LOVES KIDS AND I DO TOO!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

This program, is so necessary when I first heard of this program First Steps and Healthy Family's America I said oh my gosh, they finally have a program that will help new mother's Thank you lord I know first hand how a new mother can be over welmed after a Birth, they help you at the hospital during your delivery but when you go home , you are own your own especially if you have a baby thats sick, for anyone that hasn't went thru this ,please listen we need this program more that any other program we have. Prevent Child Abuse with its First Steps program and Healthy Families America Program Please help new mothers what ever their circumstances are, they will Thank you Later . and child mortality will go down,, and no mother will have to have a Broken Heart.

1 Susan Maree J.

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I worked as a Family Advocate with the Head Start Program in Pennsylvania for 17 years. I was introduced to the important work done by Prevent Child Abuse America when I attended a Child Abuse Prevention conference In Alabama. The commitment, passion, and dedication of the representatives of Prevent Child Abuse America touched me deeply. As a survivor, a parent, a grandparent, and as an advocate who regularly dealt with the impact of abuse of the children with whom I worked, I am grateful to PCAA for all they do. After that conference years ago I returned to work wanting more than ever to help make a difference. I developed a training for other Family Advocates to help share information I learned from PCAA.

1 Mackenzie Q.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been a Supervisor with Healthy Families Florida for over 9 years and have witnessed first hand how Prevent Child Abuse America has made a difference in the lives of many children.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

PCAA and PCAWV are one of the best voices on children's issues. It has been a pleasure to work with our state chapter of PCA and they seem to think highly of the national chapter. It only benefits the public to have a united voice working and standing together for the well-being of our children. Thank you for the work you do in WV and on the national level.

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Volunteer

Rating: 3

I have been involved with Prevent Child Abuse America for some time. My son and I was in a violent situation for five years and when I got us out I got involved in many and this is the one that gave me the most information on what to do. This is the best organization that really helps kids out if they know about the abuse and what is going on.

1 jesnice

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Years ago when Prevent Child Abuse America was known as the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse, I had the honor to serve as a spokesperson for the Arizona Chapter. I am still in contact with the Arizona Chapter and am proud to spread the message of Prevent Child Abuse America regularly. I have a year round Pinwheel Garden in my yard and it helps encourage conversations with all my neighbors which leads to awareness...all because of the great messages Prevent Child Abuse America sends. There programs are effective and informative. If it was possible, I'd give them more than 5 stars!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This past summer, I was an intern in the Chicago office of PCAA. Having worked there now, I can absolutely say this is a top organization. The staff are incredibly dedicated and the leadership is phenomenal. PCAA was so appreciative of all of the interns' help and made sure that we were happy above all else.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of involvement with Prevent Child Abuse America ( PCAA ) for over a decade. I am the Executive Director of a state NGO and have consistently valued the leadership that PCAA has demonstrated in program development; advocacy/public policy; messaging and research.

I currently serve as a volunteer in the capacity of a peer review for organizations in the PCAA network. In that effort, I understand now, more clearly the national leadership role that PCAA has assumed to shape stronger communities, support families, raising thriving children. -Pat Cronin

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Board Member

Rating: 5

"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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Marisol Aviles
I have a caseworker of Monica Hart of DYFS CASE IN CAMDEN NJ 08103
THESE DYFS ARE HOLDING MY KID'S ON A PEOPLE THAT THEY NOT A FOSTER
AND THESE DYFS THEY THINK THEY CAN TAKE EVERY SINGLE KID'S YOUR HAD
PLEASE ANY ONE HAVE QUESTION TO ME THIS CONTACT MY EMAIL ADDRESS
IS Maviles7565@yahoo.com OR WRITE TO ME ON MY ADDRESS IS 433 NORTH 7 ST. APT 10K
CAMDEN, NJ 08102 WE CAN HELP EACH OTHER AND, FIGHT WE CAN NOT LET THEM DO THIS
TO US . THOSE DYFS THINK THEY ARE YOUR FARMILY'S AND THEY THINK THEY CAN HELP YOU ,
THEY THINK THEY KNOW EVERY THING.
PLEASE DON'T LET NOBODY DO THIS TO YOU AND MAKE YOU SAY THINGS THAT YOUR WANT
TO TELL THEM THAT'S WHAT IS HAPPENED TO MY 4 YEAR'S OLD SON.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH
MARISOL AVILES

MARISOL AVILES
433 NORTH 7 ST. APT10K
CAMDEN, NJ 08102

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a 5th generation victim of incest that finally broke my silence after 27 long years of nightmares and shame, I am honored to have been given the opportunity to educate myself in the field of Human Development and Family Studies in order that I might also help educate others. This is very dear to my heart because I was also a childhood victime of extreme physical abuse, so this particular organization is doing an outstanding job in efforts of support, resources, and educating the general public. I learned of this wonderful organization from one of my instructors at UNC-Greensboro while finishing up my degree. Currently, I'm the Author of "Cleaning Out The Family's Closet...Breaking the Cycle of Pain, Shame, and Incest".

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

After college, I volunteered my time while I was looking for a full-time position. It was great experience for me and the people I worked with were great. They truly helped expand my knowledge and skills to better myself in the workplace. I was always excited to come to work and throughly felt I was a contributing member to the team. The office is very friendly and passionate about what they do. It was great to attend a fundraising event that I helped coordinate and truly see how much the general public cares for their cause. I had a great time working for them and would do it again in a heart beat! I wish I had more time to continue volunteering there, but I know I will always stay in touch and help out whenever needed. They stand for a great cause and I wish more people knew about what they do!

1 Jeannette M.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Prevent Child Abuse - New Jersey is a nonprofit organization that has the charge to prevent child abuse in all it's forms. This is a large and serious undertaking that greatly impacts families and children in New Jersey every day. PCA-NJ is a professional organization that takes pride in the many programs and services offered throughout the state and I can attest that these programs truly make a difference!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

As I told I am from Rwanda where I dhelp the orphans and vulnerable people, here below is one of action. My email: hormis002@yahoo.fr. Phone +250788580616 . In Musanze, Rwanda (Africa) Modeste and Florette, mother and daughter, have discovered how they can realize their dreams through their passion. They both love children, and have a heart for children whose parents cannot afford pre-school or paid childcare when they are out working; after participating in the Training on Children abuse they took the initiative to found the Light Community Foundation.
Even in the rural settings where mothers would be expected to stay at home and work closely to their children, the two ladies had seen the growing trend of young mothers having to leave their children at home alone to earn money working away from home. This would leave the children vulnerable, with no education and prone to be victims of different health and environment hazards even violation.
The foundation would offer a centre where young children could be cared for and start learning literacy basics to prepare them for formal education at minimum cost. This would respond to the need of many parents who could not afford existing facilities. Their proposal pitch won the support district office which offered them to use one of their buildings over a six months period to start implementing their idea. In addition their family and friends were a great support in mobilizing additional funds to get the basics to start up the day care including learning materials, seats for the children and daily.
Five months down the road, Light Community Foundation has established a day care center with three classrooms that accommodate 61 children. In addition to education and coaching, Light Community Foundation project helps children to get meals so they stay strong and focused in the classroom. The centre enrolls children from the poorest families in the community. Parents of children attending the foundation are asked to contribute a little money for uniforms; families that cannot afford this can help with some work at centre to pay off the fees. In the effort of raising additional funds, the Foundation has also formed a cultural dance troop where their children and other young people in the community participate; the funds are an additional source of income to purchase materials and equipments for the centre. From More details, let me know.