Justice4PAKids, an advocacy organization focused on the prevention of child sexual abuse, is merging under Prevent Child Abuse PA with a renewed focus on the prevention of all forms of child abuse. Maureen Cislo, President and Founder of Justice4PAKids, feels that Prevent Child Abuse PA is the perfect new home for the organization. “The vast amount of outreach the AAP’s PA chapter has with school nurses and pediatricians in the entire state will mean greater distribution of our Keep Your Body Safe coloring books. We are thrilled!”
Teresa Olsen, Director of Prevent Child Abuse PA, is happy to incorporate the many educational activities started by Justice4PAKids, and is excited to promote their signature “Keep Your Body Safe” coloring book. “Child abuse is a significant public health issue in Pennsylvania and across the country. We now know that the impact of abuse and neglect extends well beyond childhood and that preventing abuse from ever happening makes the most sense. As one of 50 state chapters of Prevent Child Abuse America, we are making progress by engaging entire communities in keeping kids safe.”
“Prevention is Possible” when we as a society make it clear that children deserve a safe and nurturing childhood and that we all have a role to play. Prevent Child Abuse PA is a program of the PA Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics, located in Media, PA.