About Prevent Child Abuse Oregon
Prevent Child Abuse Oregon is a provisional chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America, founded in 1972 to promote the healthy development of children and prevent child abuse before it can occur.
The mission in Oregon is to strengthen families in order to prevent child maltreatment in all its forms. PCAO is most well for our signature Pinwheels for Prevention® campaign each April during Child Abuse Prevention Month.
We envision and Oregon where every child, regardless of race, class, culture or geography, lives in a safe home and community.
We believe that if we can reduce the stigma parents face when seeking help, build a movement of individuals across the state in support of strengthening families, and bolster the field of providers working directly with families and children, we will begin to turn the curve and see drastic reductions in the numbers of abused and neglected children.
Check out our current programs to find ways to get involved.