About Us

Prevent Child Abuse Utah (PCAU) is a non-profit organization committed to breaking the cycle of child abuse through education and training. PCAU has offered leadership in the development of child abuse prevention programs and services since 1982.

PCAU is a statewide agency with a governing board of directors. The mission of PCAU is to forge and guide a community commitment to prevent child abuse in all its forms, through programs, services, public awareness, training and education, advocacy and networking. PCAU has been working with the Utah education system and providing school-based child abuse prevention programs for the past 26 years. It is the state’s largest nonprofit child abuse prevention organization. PCAU curriculum is approved by the Utah State Office of Education and meets the core curriculum values.

This past year, PCAU educated more than 74,000 Utah children and community members. Currently, the organization offers training programs for:

  • Child Abuse Prevention
  • Bullying Prevention
  • Internet Safety
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome
  • Faculty Training
  • Stop Violence Start Safety
  • Safe Families Utah
  • Healthy Families Utah
  • Teen Dating Violence

Prevent Child Abuse Utah also offers educational programs for families through our community-based programs: Healthy Families Utah and Safe Families Utah.Healthy Families Utah

Healthy Families Utah is a free, voluntary parenting program for first-time parents who are either pregnant or have just had their baby. This program offers care and support as your new family experiences the joys and challenges of having a new baby.

This free and flexible program provides in-home parenting education to families in Weber and Salt Lake Counties. Sessions and materials are available in English and Spanish.

Safe Families Utah’s goal is to strengthen families by teaching important skills and providing the tools necessary to: Identify and prevent abuse, Recognize cycles of family violence, Strengthen parenting skills, and Access community resources.

For more information, click here to visit our website.

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