About Prevent Child Abuse Oregon
Prevent Child Abuse Oregon is the Provisional Oregon Chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America.
Our mission is to mobilize communities and to guide a statewide commitment to stop child maltreatment in all its forms.
We recognize that every day we each have the opportunity to help create the kind of communities we want to live in. We also recognize that when all children don’t have equal opportunity for healthy growth and development, we put our future as a society at risk.
Because of the work being accomplished via the Prevent Child Abuse America chapter network and the local service providers we support like, Healthy Families Oregon and the Oregon Association of Relief Nurseries, we know that there are many effective child development efforts being implemented around Oregon. We support the leading prevention service providers in Oregon so they are able to focus on shaken baby syndrome prevention, sexual safety and child sexual abuse prevention, peer abuse and bullying prevention, and many more proven child maltreatment prevention programs.
And because of the success of our signature home visiting program Healthy Families America, evidence based home-visiting strategies that are proven to improve child well-being are able to reach nearly 100,000 families every year.
We also know that we can do better, because a focus on innovative and needed services lays the foundation for children’s growth and development that reduces the later possibility of more serious problems from occurring. Our vision is a network of communities in which no child is ever abused or neglected, and believe that with the help from the public, policy-makers, and corporate partners, that this idea can be made a reality.