We provide education and support that enables children and families to stay together in a safe environment.
We educate families, teachers, and medical professionals in our community to raise abuse awareness.
2015 Gala Sponsors
We are grateful for the generosity of our 2015 Gala Sponsors. Please take a moment to visit their web sites and patron their businesses.
Help Make A Difference In Your Community!
The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse is currently in need of both committee members and volunteers. If you are interested in helping the children and families in your community, please click on the link at the top of the page to fill out a volunteer form. Please contact us with any questions 845-454-0595.
Our families are in need of your support!
Our Families are in Need! We are able to help the families in our programs through donations from our community members. We are currently in need of Diapers- All Sizes Especially 2, 4, and 6, Pull ups- 4T and 5T, Deodorant- Men,Women, and Teen, Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap, Toilet Paper, Sun Block, Laundry Detergent, Dish Detergent, Phone Cards for Prepaid Cell Phones, New Car Seats, and Pack and Plays. Donations can be dropped off at 35 Van Wagner Road, Poughkeepsie, NY.
The CPCA Annual Luncheon
Thank you to all who joined us at the Grandview for our Annual Meeting and Luncheon, and to all of our board members, staff and volunteers. We could not accomplish all that we do with out you!
Thank you Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse would like to thank Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices for sponsoring our ice cream party at this years Hudson Valley Show Jumping Summer Classic. Join us Sunday June 20th at 11:30am for our luncheon, as well as variety of activities for the whole family! VIP seating is still available for a cost of $10, please contact Amanda at 845-454-0595 or by email ABrigham@thecpca.com.
Thank you Goldman Sachs Gives!
A big thank you to Goldman Sachs Gives for supporting us at this years Hudson Valley Show Jumping Summer Classic!
Thank you to Hudson Valley Show Jumping and The Knapp family!
Thank you to Hudson Valley Show Jumping and The Knapp family for hosting us at this years Hudson Valley Show Jumping Summer Classic! We appreciate all that you do!
Thank you to the Villa Borghese!
The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse would like to thank the Villa Borghese in Wappingers Falls, NY, for providing the food for our luncheon this Sunday, June 21st at the Hudson Valley Show Jumping Summer Classic. Held at Crosswind Equestrian Center in Lagrangeville, NY. Please join us for a wonderful weekend of family fun! For more information contact Amanda at 845-454-0595.
Thank you Guardian Self Storage!
We would like to thank Guardian Self Storage of Wappingers Falls, NY for their generosity, and continued support of our Teen Parenting Program. We appreciate all that you do!
Thank you to the Dutchess County American Legion!
This morning, Chairman of the Children and Youth Committee of the Dutchess County American Legion, John Conto, presented our Executive Director, Kathleen M. Murphy, with a donation. The Center staff and families appreciate your generosity and support!
Assemblymember Didi Barrett visits The Center for the Prevention of Child abuse!
On Thursday, July 9th, Assemblymember Didi Barrett took a tour of The Center, and through speaking with our Executive Director Kathleen M. Murphy, learned more about our educational programs, community outreach, and our services to minimize and end the cycle of child abuse and neglect in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Ms. Barrett stopped to visit our neighbors at Poughkidsie.
School Supply Drive
The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse is holding a School Supply Drive for the families in our programs. We have 75 children who will need supplies when they head back to school in the fall. We are looking for Back Packs, Lunch Boxes, 2 Pocket Plastic Folders, Composition Notebooks, Highlighters etc. You can drop off your donations at The Center located at 35 Van Wagner Road in Poughkeepsie, NY. For more information please call 845-454-0595. Thank you for your continued support!
Clays for Kids Sporting Clay Shoot
Clays For Kids is fast approaching, this year it will be held on October 3rd. If you didn’t make it last year, this was a fabulous event. Orvis Sandanona is a gorgeous facility, and their staff make gracious hosts. it will be accompanied by excellent food and drink, there are prizes for the shooters, and a 50/50 raffle.If you are interested in sponsoring, or know someone who might be, please see the attached form. No experience necessary! Guns can also be rented from Sandanona.clays for kids registration
The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse is now hiring!
To view the available Job openings and descriptions. Please follow the link.
We hope this website will help you learn about our programs and services; see the impact we are making in our communities (success stories, statistics, and newsletters); meet the people on our staff and board of directors; understand the devastating effects of abuse on children; learn how to stay connected (join our mailing list, join our Facebook group, or attend an upcoming event); and find out how you can help (volunteer or make a donation).
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In 2010, 79,668 New York State children were abused or neglected, according to the NYS Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (the Child Abuse Reporting Hotline) — a victimization rate of 18.0 for every 1,000 children.
In New York State in 2010, 114 children died as a result of abuse or neglect, a fatality rate of 2.58 per 100,000 children, according to Child Maltreatment 2010. This is a 4.4 percent increase from 109 fatalities that occurred in 2009.
Every year 3.3 million reports of child abuse are made in the United States involving 6 million children.
The United States has the worst record of the industrialized nations – five children every day lose their life due to abuse-related deaths.
Child abuse occurs at every socioeconomic level, across ethnic and cultural lines, within all religions and at all levels of education.
More than 90% of juvenile sexual abuse victims know their perpetrator in some way.
According to Child Maltreatment 2010, the most recent report of data from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS), a nationally estimated 754,000 duplicate and 695,000 unique number of children were found to be victims of child maltreatment in the Federal fiscal year (FFY) 2010.
The estimated annual cost of child abuse and neglect in the United States for 2008 is $124 billion.
The Center works with children, youth, parents, the general public, mandated reporters (such as teachers, medical professionals, and daycare providers) civic groups, schools and other agencies to prevent child abuse and neglect. Please call and find out how you can help us keep our children safe in Dutchess County. Financial contributions are always greatly appreciated.