Preventing Child Abuse for a Safer Indiana

As a division of The Villages, Prevent Child Abuse Indiana serves as a catalyst for preventing child abuse in all its forms, thereby enhancing the quality of life for children and families in Indiana. The vision of PCAI is to make Indiana a state in which children flourish free from abuse and neglect.

PCAI works with community, state, and national groups to expand and disseminate information about child abuse prevention. Further, it translates that information into action through the development of sound child- and family-oriented policies, community-based prevention activities, public awareness, and educational initiatives.

PCAI is governed by a geographically and culturally diverse Advisory Board who is dedicated to the mission of the organization, and is supported by an experienced, professional staff which includes a statewide network of affiliated and chartered councils. Together, we can help prevent child abuse, and make Indiana a safer state for children.


Public Policy Position Statements from Prevent Child Abuse America

Prevent Child Abuse American takes official positions on issues vital to the well-being of our nation’s children and families.

These position statements and resolutions formalize PCAA’s viewpoint on public policies and issues that pertain to the prevention of child abuse and neglect. They provide a framework for their staff as it performs such activities as responding to legislation, the media, and judicial proceedings, as well as participating in public activities or events.

They have six position statements which speak to issues core to our mission. Five of these statements were updated and approved by the Prevent Child Abuse America Board of Directors in 2010, and the statement on Bullying/Peer Abuse was approved in May, 2014.

Peer Abuse (Bullying) Position Statement

Promoting Child Development Position Statement

Preventing Physical Abuse Position Statement

Preventing Neglect Position Statement

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Position Statement

Preventing Emotional Abuse Position Statement