The National Child Abuse Coalition, under the leadership and inspiration of Tom Birch, was formed in 1981 by a group of national voluntary and professional organizations; the Coalition embodies a commitment to coordinate federal advocacy efforts on behalf of abused and neglected children. The National Child Abuse
Coalition has become a resource for advocacy and a focal point for leadership and strategy on federal legislative issues in child maltreatment.
MEMBERS OF THE COALITION
Welcome to the home site for the National Child Abuse Coalition.
Our members have joined together to be advocates on federal policy.
We educate members of Congress and the Administration on important legislation such as the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (also known as CAPTA) and on other legislation introduced in the United States Congress and proposed by the President. We also follow important appropriations through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Education (DOE) and other departments and agencies that may have an effect on this country's children.
We seek to prevent child abuse, neglect and maltreatment before families come to the attention of the child welfare system and the child protective services (CPS) system. We also work to protect and support children and families that do come to the attention of CPS.
Look to this site for periodic updates on these important issues.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Federal Government provides 13 states less money to pay for Child Protection through the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) state grants than we pay a member of Congress in annual salary.
CAPTA State Grants
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Letter in Support of CAPTA & CB-CAP
The Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities
Power Point Presentation From July Coalition Meeting
Recommendations to Commission
The Lattest on SSBG
Prevent Child Abuse
3.5 million referrals were made to Child Protective Services, involving 6.3 million children 679,000 victims of child abuse and neglect
Estimated 1520 children died due to maltreatment (with some estimates higher)
81 percent of child deaths were children under 4 years
Birth to 1 year had the highest rate of victimization at 23.1 per 1,000 children nationally
The greatest percentage of children suffered from neglect:
* more than 75 percent (79.5%) suffered neglect
* more than 18 percent (18.3%) suffered physical abuse
* less than 10 percent (9.3%) suffered sexual abuse
Strong Start for Children Campaign
Find out how you can support the early care and education agenda included in the President's budget.
Nation Child Abuse Hotline