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As we observe Human Trafficking Awareness Month, it's vital to shed light on the often unseen and misunderstood aspect o...
01/09/2024

As we observe Human Trafficking Awareness Month, it's vital to shed light on the often unseen and misunderstood aspect of child s*x trafficking.

🚨 Here are some startling Facts:
- An estimated 250,000 children in the U.S. fall victim to s*x trafficking each year.
- Trafficking often occurs within the norms of our society, with victims living at home and attending school.
- Traffickers use grooming tactics, exploiting a child's naivety and trust.

This insidious form of trafficking isn't always visible; it's hidden in plain sight, masked by manipulation and emotional abuse. Children, often unaware of their victimization, are lured into this trap under the guise of affection or safety.

We invite you to learn more about it and be informed of the role you can play in preventing and responding to human trafficking.
https://stopchildexploitation.org/child-exploitation/what-is-child-s*x-trafficking/

Discover the path to peace and healing after childhood adversity. 🌟 A must-read from PACEs Connection guides you on how ...
01/08/2024

Discover the path to peace and healing after childhood adversity. 🌟 A must-read from PACEs Connection guides you on how to transform suffering into flourishing, offering hope and strategies for those affected by ACEs. Let's embark on this journey of recovery together. Read the full article here: https://bit.ly/3vufBjV

January is National Poverty Awareness Month - a time to shine a spotlight on one of the "most pervasive and persistent p...
01/04/2024

January is National Poverty Awareness Month - a time to shine a spotlight on one of the "most pervasive and persistent problems" in our society.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) is high. Recent data collected in June 2023 suggest that 64% of U.S. adults reported at least one Adverse Childhood Experience such as violence (witnessed or experienced), abuse or neglect, and attempt/death y su***de, before age 18.

The work of love is never done! By supporting children and families today, you are contributing to the continued work of preventing trauma and changing the narrative for their futures.

Your donation can directly impact our mission to create safer, healthier lives for children. Let's work together to reduce poverty and transform ACEs to Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs). Donate today: https://preventchildabuse.org/donate/

As we embrace 2024, let's celebrate the progress we've made in the past year towards protecting children. Each effort in...
01/02/2024

As we embrace 2024, let's celebrate the progress we've made in the past year towards protecting children. Each effort in 2023 has brought us closer to our vision of a nurturing and safe world for every child. Now, as we journey through 2024, let’s renew our dedication and continue to build together with even more passion, optimism, and a renewed commitment to children and families in need. From all of us at PCA America, we wish everyone a Happy New Year brimming with advancements and positive changes!

🌟 Today is the Day: Your Last Chance to Impact 2023 🌟 Break the cycle of childhood trauma with your year-end gift. Suppo...
12/31/2023

🌟 Today is the Day: Your Last Chance to Impact 2023 🌟 Break the cycle of childhood trauma with your year-end gift. Support families and prevent trauma before it begins. We're close to reaching our goal of helping 20,000 families, but we need your help to get there. Make your contribution now and join us in creating happier, healthier futures for children. Let's meet our goal together! Donate today: https://preventchildabuse.org/donate/

From all of us here at PCA America, we wish you a happy and healthy holiday season filled with warmth, love, and joy.As ...
12/22/2023

From all of us here at PCA America, we wish you a happy and healthy holiday season filled with warmth, love, and joy.

As the year comes to a close, we're reflecting on what we're thankful for-- and that's YOU. Your ongoing support is helping us to build an ecosystem of prevention that doesn't currently exist in this country. Let's continue dreaming big because prevention is possible in partnership. Together, we can ensure children and families are living a purposeful and happy life with hope for the future.

OFFICE CLOSURES THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

PCA America's national office is closed beginning on Monday, December 25, 2023 – Monday, January 1, 2024, so that our staff can spend time with their families, friends, and loved ones.

We will return to the office on Tuesday, January 2nd.

We're proud to share that our Chief Strategy Officer, Jennifer Jones, is expanding her impact by becoming the Vice Presi...
12/21/2023

We're proud to share that our Chief Strategy Officer, Jennifer Jones, is expanding her impact by becoming the Vice President of the Board of Directors at Hunger Task Force, Inc.!

While continuing her amazing work with Prevent Child Abuse America, Jennifer Jones will now also help lead Milwaukee’s only Free & Local food bank in their mission to provide healthy food with dignity and to end hunger.

This new role aligns seamlessly with her lifelong dedication to social service and community resilience. We are excited to see her leverage this role to further advocate for child and family welfare.

Join us in congratulating Jennifer on this incredible achievement as she continues to make a significant impact in our communities!

🌍 Today is International Human Solidarity Day! Let's celebrate our unity and take action to eradicate poverty and promot...
12/20/2023

🌍 Today is International Human Solidarity Day! Let's celebrate our unity and take action to eradicate poverty and promote human and social development. Join us in standing together for a brighter future for all. Learn more: https://www.un.org/en/observances/human-solidarity-day

Building Brighter Futures: Our Mission at Prevent Child Abuse AmericaOur vision is clear - a world where every child gro...
12/19/2023

Building Brighter Futures: Our Mission at Prevent Child Abuse America

Our vision is clear - a world where every child grows up happy, and healthy with hope for the future. At Prevent Child Abuse America, we’re dedicated to making this vision a reality with a focus on:

- ACEs Prevention: Reducing adverse childhood experiences for lifelong well-being.

- Neglect Prevention: Ensuring every child receives the care they need.

- Physical and Sexual Abuse Prevention: Creating safe environments for all children.

Every child deserves a nurturing beginning. Join us in this vital mission.

Learn more: https://preventchildabuse.org/what-we-do/

All families need support sometimes. At Prevent Child Abuse America, our evidence-based home visiting program, Healthy F...
12/18/2023

All families need support sometimes. At Prevent Child Abuse America, our evidence-based home visiting program, Healthy Families America, offers families what they need, when they need it. But we can’t do it alone. Donate today so we can reach our goal to support 20,000 families: https://preventchildabuse.org/donate

Our impact is nationwide, thanks to our state chapters, nearly 600 Healthy Families America home-visiting sites, and a n...
12/14/2023

Our impact is nationwide, thanks to our state chapters, nearly 600 Healthy Families America home-visiting sites, and a network that turns innovative research into actions. We're committed to:

- Strengthening our State Chapter Network
- Expanding Home Visiting programs
- Advancing Research for better outcomes
- Advocating for Public Policy changes
- Boosting Public Awareness & Engagement

Together, we're creating a supportive ecosystem for children, parents, and caregivers.

Join us in this transformative journey.

πŸ€” Did You Know? 64% of adults have experienced at least one type of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) before the age ...
12/13/2023

πŸ€” Did You Know? 64% of adults have experienced at least one type of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) before the age of 18. This staggering statistic underscores the importance of PCA America's work to balance ACEs with Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs).

Learn more about ACEs and ways to prevent them from happening: https://preventchildabuse.org/what-we-do/aces/

The need for high quality maternal health care and support for families is more critical now than ever. You can give the...
12/12/2023

The need for high quality maternal health care and support for families is more critical now than ever. You can give the gift of happier, healthier childhoods this holiday season. Donate today: https://preventchildabuse.org/donate

Supporting parents is the best way to help kids. Prevent Child Abuse America and our signature home visiting program Hea...
12/05/2023

Supporting parents is the best way to help kids. Prevent Child Abuse America and our signature home visiting program Healthy Families America helps parents and their children lead healthier, happier lives. Help us reach our goal to impact 20,000 families this month. Donate today: https://preventchildabuse.org/donate

Prevent Child Abuse America, headquartered in Chicago, appreciates the excellent journalism and close look at abuse and ...
11/30/2023

Prevent Child Abuse America, headquartered in Chicago, appreciates the excellent journalism and close look at abuse and neglect prevention in the recent NPR piece β€œHow to break the cycle of childhood trauma? Help a baby’s parents.” For 50 years, PCA America has been headquartered here in Chicago with the goal of supporting families so that they can give their kids the best possible childhood. CEO & President Dr. Melissa Merrick said, β€œWe always say that prevention happens in partnership – we are so glad this story was brought to us by WBEZ helping to change the narrative and show the power of healthy families and communities.”

Link in bio: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2023/11/29/1215606941/parent-help-to-prevent-childhood-trauma Rhitu Chatterjee

HealthySteps is an intervention where new parents get practical help with their lives, allowing them to create stable, nurturing bonds with their babies. It all starts at the baby's checkups.

A special shoutout to  for their incredible support this Giving Tuesday! Your partnership amplifies our efforts and help...
11/30/2023

A special shoutout to for their incredible support this Giving Tuesday! Your partnership amplifies our efforts and helps us reach new heights. Your contribution to our cause is immeasurable. We're sincerely grateful for your unwavering commitment to our mission. 🌟🀝

We're overflowing with gratitude today! A heartfelt thank you to everyone who supported us this Giving Tuesday. Your gen...
11/29/2023

We're overflowing with gratitude today! A heartfelt thank you to everyone who supported us this Giving Tuesday. Your generosity and commitment are the cornerstones of our success and the driving force behind our mission. Together, we're making a lasting difference in the lives of children and families. πŸŒŸπŸ’™

There’s still time to double your donation this Giving Tuesday! The need for high-quality maternal health care and suppo...
11/28/2023

There’s still time to double your donation this Giving Tuesday! The need for high-quality maternal health care and support for families is more critical now than ever. Double your donation’s impact and make a gift today: https://bit.ly/3urgCso

11/28/2023

This Giving Tuesday, we're incredibly thankful for partners like Reach TV who amplify our mission. Together, we can make a profound difference. Millions of children face abuse every year, but with your help, we can change their stories. Just $50 can provide the resources a child needs to heal and thrive. Your generosity is not just a donation; it's a lifeline for a child in need. Let's unite to create a safer, more nurturing world for our children. Donate today and be part of this vital change: https://give.preventchildabuse.org/campaign/533259/donate

11/28/2023

This Giving Tuesday, PCA America board member, Dr. Bruce Duncan Perry will match ALL donationsβ€” any gift amount will be doubled! You can help us impact nearly 1,000 families by turning $20,000 into $40,000. Donate now: https://bit.ly/3urgCso

Together, we can prevent child abuse, America...because childhood lasts a lifetime.

On this Thanksgiving Day, PCA America is filled with gratitude for your unwavering support. Your generosity, advocacy, a...
11/23/2023

On this Thanksgiving Day, PCA America is filled with gratitude for your unwavering support. Your generosity, advocacy, and commitment are invaluable in our mission to cherish and nurture every child. As we gather with our families today, let's also honor and recognize the Indigenous peoples, the original stewards of these lands, embodying the essence of love, care, and protection.

We're thankful for the progress in our journey to prevent child abuse and are inspired to continue. Wishing you a Thanksgiving brimming with warmth and joy. Together, we're building a brighter future for all children. πŸ‚πŸ¦ƒπŸ’™

This Lung Cancer Awareness Month, let's take a moment to stand in solidarity with those affected by lung cancer. Each st...
11/22/2023

This Lung Cancer Awareness Month, let's take a moment to stand in solidarity with those affected by lung cancer. Each story, each battle, and each life touches us deeply. Remember, early detection can save lives!

Let's spread awareness and support for lung cancer research, treatment, and education. To everyone fighting, you are not alone. πŸ’™πŸŽ—οΈ

PCA America congratulates Dr. Allison Arwady, MD, MPH, as the new National Director of the Center for Injury Prevention ...
11/22/2023

PCA America congratulates Dr. Allison Arwady, MD, MPH, as the new National Director of the Center for Injury Prevention and Control at The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)!

Dr. Awardy will bring her wealth of experience, including her impactful tenure as the Commissioner of the Department of Public Health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her leadership and expertise are set to further enhance public health initiatives at a national level. Her distinguished career, marked by significant contributions to disease control and behavioral health, signals a promising future for injury prevention and control. 🌟🩺

Today, we honor World Children's Day under the powerful theme: "For Every Child, Every Right." It's a day to celebrate p...
11/20/2023

Today, we honor World Children's Day under the powerful theme: "For Every Child, Every Right."

It's a day to celebrate progress in children's welfare while recognizing the work still ahead. This day calls on everyone – parents, educators, leaders, and youth – to advocate and act for children's rights.

As we honor the milestones since the adoption of key child rights conventions, let's commit to ensuring every child's voice is heard and their rights are upheld.

Today, let's take a stand for the future of every child.

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Welcome to Dadvember, our unique take on Movember! This month, we're putting a spotlight on the incredible dads and fath...
11/17/2023

Welcome to Dadvember, our unique take on Movember! This month, we're putting a spotlight on the incredible dads and father figures in our communities. Inspired by our board member, Dr. Clinton Boyd, Jr.'s wisdom, Dadvember is all about celebrating and supporting the health and well-being of fathers. They play a vital role not just in our families but in shaping stronger, healthier communities. Let's give them the recognition and resources they need to thrive. Join us in honoring these amazing men throughout November! πŸ§”πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦πŸ’™

Resources and support: https://ffhc.org/

November is  , and today we share a startling statistic: According to a research brief by our partners at the Annie E. C...
11/16/2023

November is , and today we share a startling statistic: According to a research brief by our partners at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, 1 in 10 young adults (ages 18 to 25) and 1 in 30 children face homelessness over the course of a given year in the United States.

🏠 These numbers are a reminder that homelessness is a reality too many young people and children experience.

πŸ’™ It's more than a statistic – it's a call to action.
This month, let's raise awareness and work together to ensure every child and young adult has a stable and nurturing home.

Join us and the Annie E. Casey Foundation in advocating for a future where no child faces the night without a safe place to call home.

πŸ’™πŸ  Learn more, share this post, and find out how you can make a difference.

In 2021, almost 3 MILLION children were lifted out of poverty through the expanded  .  Households with the lowest income...
11/15/2023

In 2021, almost 3 MILLION children were lifted out of poverty through the expanded . Households with the lowest incomes in America spent the funds from the expanded on basic needsβ€”rent, utilities, and groceries. We know what works to reduce child poverty: the expanded . Make the expanded permanent!

Link to our Action Alert: https://oneclickpolitics.global.ssl.fastly.net/messages/edit?promo_id=20724

Join us in shining a light for child safety on Nov 18th and 19th, as part of the National Foundation to End Child Abuse ...
11/15/2023

Join us in shining a light for child safety on Nov 18th and 19th, as part of the National Foundation to End Child Abuse and Neglect global movement for the World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse and the newly established World Day for Prevention and Healing of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Violence. For 48 hours, let’s stand in unity to honor the past, protect our present, and secure a brighter future for the children of our world. No contributions, just your solidarity. Be a beacon of hope and change. πŸŒπŸ’‘Learn more at https://endcan.org/world-day-of-prevention/

Urgent action needed! The expanded Child Tax Credit was a lifeline for millions, drastically reducing child poverty in 2...
11/14/2023

Urgent action needed! The expanded Child Tax Credit was a lifeline for millions, drastically reducing child poverty in 2021. But its expiration has seen child poverty rates soar once again in 2022. We at Prevent Child Abuse America urge you to contact Congress and advocate for the expansion of this crucial Credit in upcoming tax legislation. Your voice can make a difference in the lives of countless children. Act now: https://oneclickpolitics.global.ssl.fastly.net/messages/edit?promo_id=20724

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