What We Do

The following efforts are included in PCALC’s ongoing work in the community:

  • Giving Shaken Infant Syndrome Prevention Presentations to school classes and parent groups
  • Sponsoring four billboards each month to share prevention messages throughout the region
  • Presenting educational materials at community gatherings; assembling and distributing educational packets in English and Spanish to one local hospital and providing packets to at-risk parents in another area hospital
  • Co-sponsoring an April Child Abuse Prevention Forum hosted at Indiana University Northwest, which provides an opportunity for individual education through a variety of speakers and topic breakout sessions
  • Inviting area churches through e-mail and phone calls to join the April Faith Initiative for preventing child abuse
  • Sponsoring a “CHAIRish the Children” chair decorating contest for Lake County middle and high schools during April
  • Launching a professional media campaign designed to target parents and children with prevention messages and local resources for additional information and help

OUR MISSION IS TO PREVENT CHILD NEGLECT AND ABUSE THROUGH EDUCATION, INCREASED AWARENESS AND ADVOCACY