About Prevention Services
When children are little and parents are responsible for their every need, it is overwhelming.
When children are school age and parents aren’t always there to supervise, children are vulnerable.
When children become teenagers and don’t think before they act, there are unforeseen consequences.
Child abuse prevention is important every step of the way in the growth of children... and parents... and other caring adults.
The National Children's Advocacy Center (NCAC) recognizes that to protect children from abuse, prevention services must address individuals, families and the community. The local prevention programs of the NCAC reach out to almost 10,000 people in Huntsville/Madison County, Alabama each year. These programs offer a range of services to parents, children, schools and a variety of individuals and organizations throughout our community.
We all want to have a safe, healthy, and happy community.
We CAN protect our children, stop abuse, and build a strong and prosperous future for our community. It’s possible and it’s happening.
Not sure what you can do?
Start by asking questions.
- What’s going on in our community?
- Are there policies and programs in place to protect children in sports, church, or other groups?
- What are the organizations in our local community that focus on the safety of children?
- What resources are available in our community for parents of infants, pre-schoolers, school age children, and teens?
- What programs or services does our community offer to help parents who may be struggling?
- What current laws apply to child safety in our community?
The NCAC is working to be a voice for children. You also have a role to play in preventing child abuse. Start by educating yourself with the information on our website.