Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Healthier Futures, a National Dialogue, and Adrian Peterson.

In response to the NFL suspending Adrian Peterson for the rest of the season today, we released a brief statement titled "Healthier Futures, a National Dialogue, and Adrian Peterson." We hope you will take a look and let us know if you have any questions. We have also pasted an excerpt below. 

"At Prevent Child Abuse America we work to create healthier futures for all children. We also seek to create environments that lead to great childhoods. And we strive to create an equal playing field for all children and all families.

We traffic in hope and solutions, thriving children, and a healthier world for all of us to live in. What we do not do is traffic in rage. It doesn't serve the nation's children, their families, or the communities they live in.

But we know there will be rage today directed at the National Football League for suspending Adrian Peterson for the rest of the 2014 season. People will question whether his rights as a parent, and worker, are being undermined. And while we agree that this is an important dialogue, we do not believe it is the most important dialogue we as a nation can be having right now.

While we take no stand on Peterson's case, we appreciate all of the dialogue that has occurred coast-to-coast since his very public case raised the issue of appropriate discipline. What we've learned since the news about Peterson first broke is that despite being a controversial topic, people are very willing to discuss their views on corporal punishment."

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Mark Your Calendars!

Prevent Child Abuse America is participating in Giving Tuesday on December 2nd!

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday we have an opportunity to give back. 

There are several ways for you to give on Giving Tuesday! You can:
Thank you, your participation is key to ensuring the healthy development of children throughout the United States! 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Imagine What This World Could Be.

"If this organization can reach out to every single new family, can you just imagine what this world would be like?"

- SuEllen Fried, Lifetime Board Member

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I ask myself this question every day. I also ask what I can do to ensure that Prevent Child Abuse America has a positive impact on the lives of children today, tomorrow, and into the future.

But it can't be done without your support. Your generosity helps families to grow and thrive.

Each day, you play a role in the lives of children and families in your community - when you wave to them from across the street - when you volunteer at local events - and when you donate to Prevent Child Abuse America.


We're all in this together. You can be part of the solution. Donate today.


James M. Hmurovich, President & CEO
Prevent Child Abuse America

Friday, October 31, 2014

Prevent Child Abuse America named as Top-Rated Charity by GreatNonprofits!

Prevent Child Abuse America is proud to announce that the organization has received the 2014 Top-Rated Charity award from GreatNonprofits, an organization dedicated to reviewing and promoting transparency within the non-profit industry. Prevent Child Abuse America has now received this award for three consecutive years. We want to thank you for your positive reviews and all of your support. For more details please go here.  

Monday, October 27, 2014

The End of Bullying Begins With You.

We want to remind you that October is National Bullying Prevention Month. We also want to remind you about the PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center and their role in both National Bullying Prevention Month, as well as, bullying prevention activities year round. And we hope you will not only take a look at the PACER's website, but also let us know the role you plan to play in the prevention of bullying in your communities and neighborhoods.     

Monday, October 13, 2014

Prevent Child Abuse America in the news. Child development. A culture of respect. And The State Journal Register.



We want to share an Op-Ed with you written by James M. Hmurovich, President & CEO, Prevent Child Abuse America - here - that ran in The State Journal-Register which is based out of Springfield, IL. We have also pasted an excerpt below.

"What’s critical, then, is to insure parents receive the best and most recent information so they can make informed decisions about what is best for their child.

This is one of the goals of home visitation services like Healthy Families America. These services build upon mutual respect, effective child-rearing strategies, and recognize that parents need, and typically want, information to build a lifelong relationship with their child. This can serve the child and our nation well as the child develops.

Everyone should take the time to learn about services such as Healthy Families America, but I also encourage them to have an effect on the lives of children and their families, including:

* Asking parents we know if they need a break for a few hours to keep stress levels down.

* Volunteering at child- and family-serving organizations to help parents receive services they need.

* Asking corporate leaders, faith organizations and legislators how they can integrate child well-being efforts into their daily lives.

As a nation, we believe that what is best for a child is best left to parental judgment. That works well, provided parents have the best information available. But when it comes to corporal punishment, research is clear that there are more effective disciplinary methods that are age appropriate, contribute to child accountability and promote a healthy parent-child relationship."

Friday, October 3, 2014

Love and support our work? Please share your positive comments and reviews with Great Nonprofits now.

We want to be a Top Rated Charity at GreatNonprofits for the 3rd year in a row, but to accomplish this, we need 10 reviews with a rating of 4/5 or 5/5 stars here now. Can you help? Thank you!

Monday, September 15, 2014

A Culture of Respect, Early Child Development, and the Impact of Abuse.

In response to the Adrian Peterson story, Prevent Child Abuse America released a Statement titled "A Culture of Respect, Early Child Development, and the Impact of Abuse" - hereWe hope you will take a look and let us know if you have any questions. We have also pasted an excerpt below.

"America is home to many cultures that bring many practices to child rearing and knowing what is best for a child is typically best left to a parent. But parents must be aware of disciplinary options that are age appropriate, contribute to holding the child accountable, and promote a healthy parent-child relationship. This is one of the goals of home visitation services like Healthy Families America. These services build upon mutual respect, effective child rearing strategies, and recognize that parents need, and typically want, information to build that life-long relationship."

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Friday, September 5, 2014

Prevent Child Abuse America and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs announce their “Grandparents Give” initiative.

With National Grandparents Day coming this Sunday, September 7th, Prevent Child Abuse America released a statement today announcing our new "Grandparents Give" initiative with the General Federation of Women's Clubs - here. We hope you will take a look and let us know if you have any questions. We have also pasted an excerpt below.

"Together, Prevent Child Abuse America and the General Federation of Women's Clubs will be collecting stories and photos that demonstrate the many ways that grandparents make an impact on the lives of children and families throughout the country. The organizations are asking their members to share these special memories and stories in order to increase awareness of the role that grandparents play in the raising of children."