Prevent Child Abuse Oregon promotes the healthy development of children and the prevention of child abuse and neglect before it can occur in order to help all of Oregon’s children to thrive and contribute in their communities. We work every day to promote the kind of strategies and activities that make a difference amongst our most vulnerable populations in communities across the state.
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.
We know that we can do better as a state, 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. We all have a role to play in the prevention of child abuse and neglect. You can be a partner in providing great childhoods for all children, whether by joining the Pinwheels for Prevention campaign, advocating for family friendly policies, or donating your time or money to Prevent Child Abuse Oregon.