Tiles To Fill Our New CAC
Celebrate the special child (or children) in your life by immortalizing their artwork on the walls of our Child Advocacy Center! Tiles make a wonderful holiday gift for young artists!
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We educate families, teachers, and medical professionals in our community to raise abuse awareness.
“There’s No Excuse for Child Abuse” Gala and Silent Auction
The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse would like to thank everyone that attended our Annual Gala and Silent Auction last night at the Villa Borghese. Because of you, we were able to raise needed funds for our essential programs and you also helped us honor the amazing Kaplan Family Foundations!
Thank you to all of our volunteers, we could not have done this without you!!!!
We look forward to seeing all of you next year!
Kathleen M. Murphy,
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.
The Kaplan Family Foundations Honored
The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse was proud to have honored the Kaplan Family Charitable Foundations at this years “There’s No Excuse for Child Abuse” Gala and Silent Auction. To view the full article please follow the link.
Hudson Valley Show Jumping to benefit The CPCA
Hudson Valley Show Jumping will be hosting a horse show benefiting the Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse on June 19-21. On Sunday June 21, The CPCA will be hosting a luncheon with select seating at the event, along with many other activities, including a free ice cream party. VIP Seating is limited and going quickly, please R.S.V.P before the event, the cost is $10. Contact Amanda 845-454-0595 or email ABrigham@thecpca.com.
Our families are in need of your support!
The families in our Special Needs Parenting Program and our Teen Parenting Program are in need of every day essentials. We are in search of toiletry and personal hygiene items, such as, bathroom tissue, hair care products, children’s sunscreen, deodorant, soap, toothpaste, and feminine hygiene products. Both programs are also in desperate need of diapers, wipes, and formula. Donations can be dropped off at 35 Van Wagner Road, Poughkeepsie, NY. Please call for more information 845-454-0595
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 Dragon’s Den of Poughkeepsie!
The Center would like to thank Dragon’s Den of Poughkeepsie for their generosity at this years Free Comic Book Day! The Center was the charity that was chosen to benefit from this event. We had a great time hanging out with Storm Troopers and the Rochester Ghostbusters. Thanks you to all who came out to support The Center! Be sure to check out at the cool games Dragon’s Den has to offer on their website www.gamersgambit.com/dragons_den
Raymour and Flanigan Gives Back!
The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse would like to thank Raymour & Flanigan Furniture for choosing us to benefit from their event June 6, 2015. In total we raised $380.00 for our families! Thank you so much to all who came out to support The Center!
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.
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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.