Mission: We protect children by preventing childhood trauma; this significantly reduces taxpayer burdens.
Results: Our website is the most popular website focused on preventing ACEs. We ignite conversations by briefing the media. Our state chapters work with legislators across the country. Our first bill was introduced in Hawaii this year. It will be introduced in several more states next year. Visit our media page on our website to get a view of where we have been making an impact. We are building two community improvement projects where focused improvements in public policy can substantially eliminate child maltreatment.
Target demographics: Children
Direct beneficiaries per year: All children are at risk of child maltreatment. 66% in the US suffer enough childhood trauma to be permanently harmed.
Geographic areas served: Across the United States
Programs: The Stop Abuse Campaign prevents Adverse Childhood Experiences through public policy and public education. The US chooses to spend huge sums of money dealing with the consequences of abuse, like health and criminal justice costs. But the CDC's Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study proves that abuse cannot be undone. Fortunately, a lot is known about preventing abuse. And preventing abuse is what we do at the Stop Abuse Campaign. Come and say hello. Visit our website.