We are the New York State chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America,
the premier national organization for child abuse prevention.
OUR MISSION: To Prevent child
abuse in all its forms.
To do this we are committed to: Increasing public awareness
of the problem and the commitment to solve it, fostering a statewide
network committed to child abuse prevention, serving as a resource
for individuals, families and organizations, advocating for expanded
and improved activities to prevent child abuse.
OUR VISION: That All children will live in families
that love, nurture and protect them.
OUR VALUES: All children have the right to have their
basic needs met. Prevention is the best way to keep children from
harm. Child abuse prevention means strengthening families. Prevention
is a responsibility of the community.
CHALLENGES THAT FACE US
Child abuse inhibits a child’s normal growth and development,
is costly to society, and contributes significantly to social
problems. Children who are victims of abuse tend to suffer from
a range of problems, including emotional disorders, substance
abuse, juvenile and adult crime, and greater difficulty parenting
the next generation. The consequences affect us all.
In New York State there are now
7.8 confirmed abused or maltreated children per 1,000 children
in the state. The numbers have grown and reinforce our need to
focus on our mission “to prevent child abuse in all its forms.”
Increasing stresses on children and their caretakers, as well
as a variety of other factors, have increased the potential for
We are committed to leading the state in preventing child abuse
and to being the catalyst for a statewide commitment to prevent
child abuse. In keeping with our mission, we advocate the end
of child abuse in all its forms. We provide, promote and support
programs so children live in functioning families in supportive
communities. We work with and through a statewide membership network
of individuals and organizations to carry out our programs and
The following are
a coordinated response to the demonstrated need. They include
the Prevention Information Resource Center and Parent Helpline,
Healthy Families New York, public awareness and education, advocacy,
and annual Legislative and Prevention Conferences. The programs
are an integrated whole, offering prevention services that begin
with the needs of the child, the family, and the community they
live in; expand to the human services and volunteer community
that supports them, and reach out to the public officials and
public policy makers who have ultimate responsibility to assure
that every child has a protected childhood and people who can
guide them to a successful future in safe communities.
New York State Child Abuse Prevention Conference Providing
an educational conference serving hundreds of professionals, volunteers
and advocates a year.
Information Resource Center (PIRC) and Parent Helpline
A 24 hour, toll free, English
and Spanish helpline which Serves over 7,500 parents, professionals
and others a year. Providing New York State callers with needed
information and referrals. Producing and disseminating a quarter
of a million educational materials
Healthy Families New York
And The Healthy Families New York Training
and Resource Center. Promoting, advocating and developing
home visiting programs for high-risk families of infants.
Legislative Advocacy Program
Providing advocacy leadership to hundreds of professionals
and advocates from across New York. Speaking out on and providing
expertise on policies and legislative issues that promote effective child protection and prevention services.
Public and Professional Education
Programs Conducting 30-40 educational workshops
and speeches a year. Educating and providing communities with
prevention strategies that work.
Annually, our budget of over $500,000 supports these programs.
It also gives us the resources and informational outreach that
influences hundreds of thousands of individuals — families, policy-makers,
physicians, law enforcement personnel, teachers, nurses, and human
service professionals and volunteers, from Albany to Buffalo,
from New York City to the Canadian border. Sometimes, our program
models are disseminated far and wide. In the case of our 10,000
Promises for Parents campaign, it has been adopted in numerous
states, and has been promoted through over 300 U.S. military installations
around the world.
for Your Generous Support!
Thomas & Mary Ann Alberalla
Christine Averill – Green
Sanford & Margaret Berman
Toni Ann Bernard
Marcy & Robert Birch
Bollam,Sheedy,Torani & Co.
Nancy & John Braaten
Thomas & Naomi Bradshaw
Marcus E. Cook
E. Bernice Danks
Margaret Doris – Pierce
Dr. John Pellegrino & Dr. David Bagshaw
Edwin T. Engman
Michael & Joanne Esposito
Mark & Pat Evans
Vincent J. Fontana,
Francesca Galluccio- Steele
Elizabeth M. Haviland
Jim & Leslie Hudson
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Michael & Susan Purdy
Carol J. Saginaw
Mary A. Seymour
Mary Ann Smith
Roberta K. Sullivan
Katherine Teets – Grimm
Marney & Joe Thomas
Charles J. Trupia
Anne Waldorf – Hoff
Steven &Cheryl Zimmer
of Our Supporters
Prevent Child Abuse New York
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|Christine Deyss, Executive
|Pam Balmer, HFNY Resource Center Assoc.||Lee Cameron, Products
| Ana S. Winans PIRC Coord.
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