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Prevent Child Abuse America

Since 1972, Prevent Child Abuse America has led the way in building awareness, providing education and inspiring hope to everyone involved in the effort to prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation's children. Working with our chapters, we provide leadership to promote and implement prevention efforts at both the national and local levels. With the help of our state chapters and concerned individuals we're valuing children, strengthening families and engaging communities nationwide.

Policy Advocacy

Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA America) is committed to promoting legislation, policies and programs that help to prevent child abuse and neglect, support healthy childhood development, and strengthen families.

Prevent Child Abuse America believes we can be most effective for children and families through collaboration. To this end, we work closely with our state chapters and Healthy Families America sites across the country to address issues on state and local levels. On the national level, our efforts are combined with over thirty professional organizations through the National Child Abuse Coalition. This coalition was formed in 1981 to coordinate federal advocacy efforts on behalf of abused and neglected children and is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Statements

Prevent Child Abuse America takes an official position on issues vital to the well being of our nation's children and families.These position statements and resolutions formalize Prevent Child Abuse America's viewpoint on public policies and issues that pertain to the prevention of child abuse and neglect. They provide a framework for Prevent Child Abuse America staff as it performs such activities as responding to legislation, the media, and judicial proceedings, as well as participating in public activities or events.

Prevent Child Abuse America has five position statements which speak to issues core to our mission, including:

  • Promoting Child Development by Supporting Families
  • Preventing Child Physical Abuse
  • Preventing Child Neglect
  • Preventing Child Sexual Abuse
  • Preventing Child Emotional Abuse

See the policy position statements and fact sheets with background information on each of them.