Prevent Child Abuse Pennsylvania, a program of the PA Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics, is one of 50 state chapters of Prevent Child Abuse America. Our first organizational meeting was held in March 2009 and we earned the designation of Chartered Chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America in November 2010. With the mission of preventing the abuse and neglect of all children in Pennsylvania before it happens, we seek to work in collaboration with a rich array of local and statewide efforts to develop an approach to child abuse prevention that is locally based and statewide in coverage.
Our work is focused on:
- Public awareness of child abuse;
- Public participation in prevention of child abuse;
- Public policy and advocacy to promote prevention;
- Utilization and promotion of evidence-based prevention programs for children,caregivers and parents.