Join our efforts to prevent child abuse

Child abuse and neglect are devastating problems in our society. They can cause long-term physical and mental health problems for children. Through our child abuse prevention work, we help ensure a safe environment for children and educate professionals and the public.

The only true way to wipe out child abuse is by keeping it from happening in the first place. Our Child Abuse Prevention Fund supports activities throughout Wisconsin that educate parents, professionals and the public on how to help keep kids safe.

Sojourner Family Peace Center and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Continuing their commitment to children and families impacted by violence and abuse, Sojourner Family Peace Center and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin held a groundbreaking ceremony at the future site of Sojourner Family Peace Center scheduled to open late 2015.

The new facility will provide adult and child-focused services to families impacted by domestic violence and child abuse and includes an on-site shelter for victims, law enforcement services, medical and social services, legal services, district attorney services, mental health and AODA counseling and faith-based services in the building being built at 619 W. Walnut Street in Milwaukee. Sojourner Family Peace Center and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin have formed a unique partnership to make the center a reality.

Video: Groundbreaking ceremony, Oct. 1, 2014

Video: Beam installation ceremony, Feb. 11, 2015

Abuse prevention training

Prevent Child Abuse Wisconsin raises awareness about abuse and neglect and offers training to professionals, including an annual conference and mandated reporter training.

Preventing child sexual abuse

Awareness to Action is an initiative focused on preventing child sexual abuse by helping adults and communities take action to protect children.

Supporting victims of abuse

Children who are victims of abuse or neglect need a safe place to talk about what happened to them and to get the medical care they need. Our Child Advocacy Centers provide the support these children and their families need.