The Prevent Child Abuse America National Conference has reached meeting space capacity.

Registration for the conference is now closed.

If you would like to be placed on a waitlist, please select "Add me to the Waitlist" on the registration page. Please note, a waitlist does not guarantee you a seat at the conference. Waitlist will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Join us for Together for Prevention: 2023 Prevent Child Abuse America National Conference, three days of learning and discovery where we continue to explore the needs of our communities and the impact of our work.

We are celebrating togetherness through both physically being together and our collaborative research, practice, and advocacy work across the nation. This will be the first in-person meeting of our state chapter and home visiting networks, policy and community partners, and other collaborators since 2019—we are excited to see you!

The 2023 Prevent Child Abuse America National Conference will examine these core components—innovative programs and practices, family-focused policies, cutting-edge research, and public awareness and engagement strategies—and provide the latest thinking to help drive the field toward upstream prevention so that every child has the opportunity to grow up safe and nurtured.

August 21, 2023 - 1pm - 5pm
Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor
Baltimore, Maryland

As a bonus for the Healthy Families America (HFA) Network, there will be an exclusive pre-conference session specifically designed for those implementing HFA in their communities, as well as those who support HFA at a state or regional level. Led by HFA National Office staff, this half day session will focus on supporting your efforts to implement the HFA model to fidelity, among other things. It is also a great opportunity to network and collaborate with your HFA colleagues from across the country and have a little fun along the way!

The HFA National Office staff will facilitate an afternoon focused on:
  • advancing field-driven practice innovations
  • networking related to CQI and applying lessons learned
  • expanding integration of the diversity-informed tenets
  • deepening use of HFA’s Reflective Strategies
  • hearing from special guests, including Dr. Melissa Merrick
We’d love to have as many Healthy Families America affiliates and state leaders attend as possible. Due to space limitations we will have to cap registration at 400 participants. Space will be filled on a first come first serve basis and attendees must register in advance through this registration page. More details will be released in the coming months, but we encourage you to register today to reserve your spot!

Thank you to our 2023 Exhibitors and Sponsors

At DataKeeper Technologies, our mission is to provide a tool that makes it easy for home visitors to focus on their families helping them, and their children, develop and thrive. More time for their families, means more time the home visitors are working toward Prevent Child Abuse America's mission to prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation's children.

Discovery Toys
As an Independent Discovery Toys Play Advisor, I support PCA America because I believe playing with our children creates bonds and when a child plays, the world wins. - Tracy Katz

"We are proud to support the mission of Prevent Child Abuse America and to elevate the doers of good. Supporting children, families, and entire communities is not just a good deed, it's an important investment in the future of our society and we are grateful for the opportunity to contribute to their success.” -Mark Layden, Bonterra CEO

The Family Tree
"The Family Tree has served proudly as Maryland’s Prevent Child Abuse Chapter for the past 17 years. Our long-term partnership with PCAA has helped us advance supportive state policies while promoting an awareness that childhood adversity is a public, preventable, and solvable problem in Maryland.”  Stacey Brown, M.Ed., LCPC

PCA Vermont
We love connecting with other PCA Chapters across the nation. Our child sexual abuse materials enhance the work of many other chapters and can be a great prevention component for your state!

Center for Hope
"As a one of the largest community health systems in Maryland, LifeBridge Health is committed to preventing child maltreatment and developing strong healthy families. LifeBridge Health’s Child Advocacy Center at Center for Hope is one of the oldest advocacy centers in the country. We believe every child deserves the opportunity to grow up safe and nurtured with HOPE for a future full of optimism.  Our team of professionals work closely with children and their families to prevent violence and intervene when abuse occurs. We offer support when violence occurs, we train to prevent violence, we educate and we advocate because we owe it to all children to remain vigilant and continue fighting on their behalf to keep them safe.” - Adam Rosenberg, Vice President of Violence Prevention and Intervention at LifeBridge Health and Executive Director of Center for Hope


We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore!
Please contact PCAA@iPlanitmeetings.com if you have any questions regarding the conference and registration.