Nonprofit - Prevent Child Abuse Vermont

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Prevent Child Abuse Vermont
Last updated on April 22, 2016


For over 28 years, PCAV has been working effectively to prevent child abuse and neglect through parent education, support and public awareness.

Prevent Child Abuse Vermont promotes and supports healthy relationships between children and the people who care for them in order to eliminate child abuse.

PCAV's family support programs are:
Nurturing Parenting Programs are an education program that works with the whole family. Families participate in the 2 1/2 hour fun and educational sessions that meet weekly for 9 to 23 weeks depending on the program. At each session, adults and children take part in separate, age-appropriate activities as well as share food and family nurturing time together. PCAV offers 13 variations of the Nurturing Parenting Program.

Circle of Parents is a self-help support group for parents. Circle of Parents offers parents the opportunity to explore their parenting in a safe and confidential weekly group. Parents come together and share their experiences, challenges and successes. Parents learn they are not alone and they can change the way they raise their children.

PCAV's sexual abuse prevention programs are:
Nurturing Healthy Sexual Development is a training that helps participants better understand the sexual development of children, and how to respond to children's sexual behaviors and questions in ways that promote healthy development.

Understanding and Responding to the Sexual Behavior of Children is a training designed to promote adult understanding of children's sexual behavior, as well as teach appropriate adult responses in order to intervene earlier in the development of sexually abusive patterns.

Care for Kids program is a comprehensive, community-based approach to child sexual abuse prevention that provides early childhood educators, parents and other professionals with information, materials and resources to communicate positive messages about healthy sexuality to young children.

SAFE-T is a health education program for middle school students that promotes victim/victimizer prevention by helping students to identify factors that put them at risk for being hurt and hurting others, while fostering the development of protective factors and resilience.

Additional programs and services provided by PCAV are:
Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Trainings
Vermont Parents' Home Companion and Resource Directory
1-800-CHILDREN (244-5373), a hotline for information, resources and support

Contact people:

 Heather Niquette, Program Coordinator, (phone), (email)
Ed Bride, (phone), (email)

Main office number: (802) 229-5724
Office fax number: (802) 223-5567


 P.O. Box 829
Montpelier, VT 05601

Web Site:

Miscellaneous Information

1. What target populations does your agency serve?
Children and families, including: teenaged parents, incarcerated parents, parents with learning disabilities, fathers, grandparents raising their grandchildren, etc. Programs are open to all families.
3. How many paid staff (FTE) do you have?
4. Please indicate your organization type:
Independent 501 (c)3
How many clients do you serve annually?
Last updated on April 22, 2016

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