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Great Childhoods Begin at Home

Help us raise the leaders of tomorrow.

Every child deserves a healthy, nurturing childhood and the opportunity to grow to become a caring, productive adult. Unfortunately, the toxic stress of child abuse and neglect can damage a developing child’s brain in ways that create poor outcomes that last a lifetime.


Abuse harms more than just an individual child’s chances for success—it harms a community’s economic prosperity and quality of life.


The good news is that child abuse is preventable!

Prevent Child Abuse New York, a state chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America, is on the forefront of a growing movement to stop child abuse and neglect before it has a chance to start. We serve as a resource for parents and families, connecting them with help, support and resources. We advocate for programs and policies that support families and prevent abuse. We foster a statewide network of individuals and organizations committed to prevention.


Please join us in our work to give every parent, child and community in New York a healthy and successful future. The leaders of tomorrow are counting on us.

Latest News

Prevent Child Abuse NY is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications from local coalitions to mobilize community-wide efforts in the prevention of child sexual abuse in New York through the Enough Abuse Campaign!…

Kudos to the entire Healthy Families New York Central Administration and the operations of the system serving programs in the field, including all partners; New York State Office of Children and Family Services staff, the…

Prevent Child Abuse New York (PCANY) began a process of self-examination in 2016; asking tough questions about what we hope to accomplish, who we are reaching, and how we can best achieve our mission to end child abuse in New…