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Research shows that advocacy, education and collaboration are proven methods for giving parents and caregivers the support they need to raise children in healthy, violence-free environments. With this in mind, PCAV partners with 43 organizations in communities across Virginia, and with other like-minded statewide child advocacy groups, to champion policies and programs that

  • Help parents and caregivers excel at the important job of raising and nurturing children;
  • Provide professionals in the prevention field with training and up-to-date research that helps them do their jobs more effectively;
  • Educate legislators, policymakers and other community leaders on best practices that protect children and given them brighter futures long term.

PCAV is that state chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America and also oversees Healthy Families Virginia, the state chapter of Healthy Families America.