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10 Tips

Protect the children you love from child abuse with these 10 useful tips.


Scroll through each slide and click each one for more information on how to protect your children. 

child abuse

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At PCA, it is our team’s job to provide support and services for children who have been victims of sexual abuse. Specially-trained forensic interviewers speak to the victims in our child-friendly facility where we also offer on-site therapy and medical screenings, as well as victim services for children and their non-offending caregivers. See more about what we do here.


In Fiscal Year 2019, the Philadelphia Children’s Alliance provided services to 2,864 children and their non-offending caregivers.


The map indicates how many children we helped in each of the city's zip codes. The dark red areas on the map represent the highest number of services we've provided; in some cases, as many as 177 throughout the year for a single zip code.


darkness to light

Darkness to Light is a non-profit committed to empowering adults to prevent child sexual abuse.


Their work is guided by the vision of a world free from child sexual abuse, where children can grow up happy, healthy and safe.


Visit to learn more about Darkness to Light.



Children's alliance

National Children’s Alliance (NCA) is the national association and accrediting body for Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs).  Formed in 1988, NCA has been providing support, technical assistance, and quality assurance for CACs, while serving as a voice for abused children for more than 25 years.  A Children’s Advocacy Center is a child-friendly facility in which law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medical and victim advocacy professionals work together to investigate abuse, help children heal from abuse, and hold offenders accountable.


Visit to learn more about Darkness to Light.


important contact information

If you think you're experiencing a life-threatening or severe emergency, call 911 or go directly to the Emergency Department otherwise use the following phone numbers to report an incident:

Child Abuse Hotlines

PENNSYLVANIA: 1-800-932-0313

NEW JERSEY: 1-877-652-2873

DELAWARE: 1-800-292-9582


Contact PCA

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