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PCANY Timeline and History

 

FOUNDING

In June 1980, more than 100 representatives from child abuse task forces and coalitions, working in counties throughout New York State, met in Albany to establish a statewide advocacy organization. With support and assistance from the Family Life Development Center at Cornell University, and seed funding from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, a steering committee elected at that meeting developed the New York State Federation on Child Abuse and Neglect.

 

1982 - We become the New York chapter of the National Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse, a precursor to Prevent Child Abuse America.

 

1985 - Four years of advocacy efforts culminate in the establishment of the NYS Children and Family Trust Fund.

 

1989 - Establish the Prevention Information Resource Center (PIRC) and the Parent Helpline.

 

1993-1995 - Introduced Healthy Families America home visiting to the state.

 

2008 - Created the NYS Parenting Education Partnership (NYSPEP) with State agencies through collaborative work resulting from a PREVENT Child Maltreatment Institute.

 

2013 - Launched Enough Abuse community-based Sexual Abuse Prevention programming.

 

2015 - Statewide expansion of Pinwheels for Prevention - April is Child Abuse Prevention Month Initiative.

 

2016 - Launch of Protective Factors Initiative and Public Policy Initiatives focused on addressing the community and social issues underlying child maltreatment issues.