Policy And Advocacy Resources 

(updated 4/28/17)

Advocacy Action Item: Revised AHCA 

(April 28) Revised AHCA would be devastating for families. The revised AHCA will still cap the amount the federal government will pay New York for delivering Medicaid services.  These provisions that would end the federal government’s commitment to a federal share of Medicaid that covers the actual cost of providing services for eligible people.  This would be devastating for families who rely on these services. HELP US ADVOCATE FOR THESE FAMILIES! Follow this link for full instructions: Action Item- Revised AHCA Legislation.docx

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Tim Hathaway, Executive Director of Prevent Child Abuse New York joins New York Children’s Advocates in statement regarding NYS budget: “Families with inadequate and unstable child care (especially families that are more at-risk to begin with) experience an unnecessary level of stress – a root cause of child abuse. Child care strengthens families by providing them not only with peace of mind but with the ability to work and provide for their children. Any cut to subsidies for low-income families threatens this stability.” Child Care-Foster Care Sign-on Post budget statement-4-10-17 (1).pdf

Prevent Child Abuse New York supports protecting health coverage for NYS children and families. http://bit.ly/2m6re8d

Prevent Child Abuse New York supports S.809 legislation to end statute of limitations on child sexual abuse. Eliminating_Statute_of_Limitations_S.809.pdf

Prevent Child Abuse New York Executive Director Tim Hathaway testifies in support of primary prevention at legislative budget hearing.   PCANY Health Testimony.docx 

Prevent Child Abuse Director of Policy and Advocacy Jenn O'Connor testifies about the critical importance of home visiting and child care--and their role in prevention.  http://bit.ly/2kQWFme

PCANY Official Policy and Advocacy Positions for 2017

“Prevent Child Abuse New York takes an official position on issues vital to the well-being of New York State’s children and families,” said Tim Hathaway, Executive Director.

To that end, they have set their policy agenda for 2017, with a focus detailed in seven position papers. The papers focus on economic stability; housing; maternal, infant and early childhood home visiting; child care; reproductive health; and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).

“We must address the root causes of abuse—the factors that contribute to stress and unhealthy manifestations of pressure and tension,” Hathaway said. “It is not the responsibility of government to raise children, but it is in the State’s best interest to help strengthen families by helping them create more stable environments in which to raise those children.”

“Together, we can turn the root causes of abuse into the strong roots a family needs to succeed.”

For more information, please read the position papers found at the links below and join the discussion on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/preventchildabuseny/ or on Twitter (@PCA_NY).

For detailed questions, resources or to schedule an interview, please contact Jenn O'Connor, Director of Policy and Advocacy at 445-1273. x. 104 or joconnor@preventchildabuseny.org 

PCANY Policy Position:Overall Frame.docx

PCANY Policy Position:Primary Prevention.docx

PCANY Policy Position:Economic Stability.docx

PCANY Policy Position:Housing.docx

PCANY Policy Position:Home Visiting.docx

PCANY Policy Position:Child Care.docx

PCANY Policy Position:Reproductive Health.docx

PCANY Policy Position:ACES.docx

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