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Partners with Prevent Child Abuse New York to Raise Awareness for Sexual Abuse Prevention

NYC friends: Prevent Child Abuse New York is partnering with writer/director Matt Toronto, producer Ian Michaels and the Manhattan Film Festival to present the east-coast premiere of the American independent film Face 2 Face. This digital coming-of- age story tackles a number of serious issues including bullying, suicide, sexual identity and most notably, the pervasive problem of sexual abuse. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and the partnership and screening are an effort to educate the public and raise awareness for this pressing issue. Screening this Sunday, April 23 @ 7:00 PM. Cinema Village – 22 East 12th St. Tickets: $15. The director and cast will be in attendance along with Jenn O'Connor, PCANY's Director of Policy and Advocacy and volunteer Joy Farina Foskett.


Enough Abuse RFP Announcement

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! The Enough Abuse Campaign is a grassroots movement, originally developed in Massachusetts, that is now gaining momentum across the country. Currently, Maryland, New Jersey, Nevada, California and New York all have active Enough Abuse Campaigns throughout their states. Information and forms are available through the links below. If you have any questions, please contact Brittany Enekes at

RFP Information: EAC RFP 2017.pdf

RFP Application: Enough Abuse Campaign Site Application.docx

2017 Child Abuse Prevention Conference Registration Booklet* now available

Registration is now open for the 2017 NYS Child Abuse Prevention Conference. You can register through the following link: The conference registration booklet* is also available: 2017 Registration Booklet.pdf

*This is a draft version of the conference booklet.

Announcing the 2017 Strong Families, Happy Families Photo Contest 

What do strong families look like? What do happy families look like? We want you to show us! Enter your own photos of what a strong and happy family looks like at:  All images must be posted to the Prevent Child Abuse New York Facebook page. Images that are submitted in any other way will not be accepted.

For complete submission guidelines and contest rules, follow this link:

Prevent Child Abuse New York supports women

Prevent Child Abuse New York employs 18 people—16 of whom are women. If we closed on Wednesday, the International Day of Women and #ADayWithoutAWoman, our work would all but halt. That’s true in other sectors as well—including essential service professions like physicians, teachers, and child care providers.

Think about that—the workforce we count on not working. Women are critically important to the workforce and, therefore, to our economy.

Here are some statistics:

  • Nearly a third of all practicing physicians are women.
  • Women account for 60% of pediatricians and 51% of OBGYNs.
  • 46% of all physicians in training are women; almost half of all medical students are women.
  • 76% of public school teachers are women.

There are 31.1M mothers with children under the age of 18 in the U.S. and, while motherhood itself is a full-time job, many of these women are also employed outside the home.

  • Families maintained by mother (children under age 18) is 25.3%; families maintained by father is 7.3% (no spouse present in either).
  • Mothers are the sole primary breadwinner for 40% of households (2012), compared to 11% in 1960.
  • Percent of women who earn more than their husband: 17.8% in 1987, 29% in 2012.
  • Two of three first-time mothers workers during pregnancy.
  • 81.6% of first-time mothers stopped working one month or less before their due date.

Yet the earning disparity is real. Women in the top four female-held occupations (secretaries/administrative assistants, elementary/middle school teachers, registered nurses, and nursing/psychiatric/home health aides) earn, on average, $100 less per week than men in those same positions.  

This week, we urge you to think about what this means and to take action. You can do so by letting policymakers know that you support:

  • Equal pay for equal work.
  • Paid family leave.
  • State funding for child care.
  • Preconception care.
  • Research-based programs that strengthen families.

Be active in our community and lend your voice to advocacy—local, state and federal—that empowers women and encourages men to support them in real ways.

Join us today by participating in #ADayWithoutAWoman using the Twitter hashtag #BeBoldForChange and visit to learn how you can become involved—not just this day, but every day.


Honoring the Memory of former Treasurer and Board Member 

Prevent Child Abuse New York is honoring the memory of former board member and treasurer USMC Ret. Major Bruce J. Shore, who passed away on January 20. Shore was an integral part of stabilizing the organization's finances, leading to its longevity and ability to continue to help children, families and communities to this day. Shore's family welcomes donations in Bruce's name to Prevent Child Abuse New York. Donations can be made through the following link: Our thoughts are with the Shore family during this difficult time.