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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

25 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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.

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!

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.

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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".

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.

1 Phil G.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Prevent Child Abuse America is a recognized leader in the field of preventing child abuse and neglect. They have proven outcomes in strengthening families by promoting positive parent-child interaction. They support a nationwide network of programs aimed at breaking the cycle of child abuse and neglect. Their model is comprehensive and the training they offer promotes professional development. Thousands of at-risk families benefit from the work of Prevent Child Abuse America. Phil Gordon, Ph.D.