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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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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