Prevent Child Abuse America
PCA America: Since 1972, Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA America) has led the way in building awareness, providing education, and inspiring hope to everyone involved in the effort to prevent the child abuse and neglect of our nation's children. Working with state chapters, PCA America provides leadership to promote and implement prevention efforts at both the national and local levels. With the help of state chapters and concerned individuals PCA America is valuing children, strengthening families, and engaging communities nationwide.
PCA Michigan's History: From 1999-2009, The Michigan Children's Trust Fund served in partnership with the former Children's Charter of the Courts of Michigan as co-chapters of Prevent Child Abuse Michigan.
PCA Michigan's Future: The Children's Trust Fund is positioned for the future in it's key leadership role of child abuse and neglect prevention in Michigan. In the Fall of 2009, The Children's Trust Fund successfully completed a rechartering process with PCA America and took over sole responsibility as the PCA Michigan chapter.
CTF through it's partnership with PCA America will:
Provide leadership in state-level advocacy to enhance prevention policies and programs in Michigan.
Increase public awareness of child abuse prevention through the development and distribution of resource materials, and by working with PCA-America on the promotion of national media campaigns.
Evaluate programs and act as a source of comprehensive information and research on child abuse prevention.
Promote promising strategies, supported by evidence based research, at both the state and local levels so that communities have access to the information, skills and resources necessary to provide meaningful services for families with young children.