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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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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.

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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!