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Messiah has been, and continues to be proud supporters of the Parker County Child Protective Services Board. PCCPSB is a non-profit organization that coordinates resources, programing, and volunteers to support the immediate and ongoing needs of children taken into CPS care in Parker County. 

We join PCCPSB in recognizing  April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month (NCAPM). Throughout the year, communities are encouraged to increase awareness about child and family well-being and work together to implement effective strategies that support families and prevent child abuse and neglect.

Prevention month activities are implemented in partnership with our National Child Abuse Prevention Partner Organizations, the Federal Inter-Agency Work Group on Child Abuse and Neglect and families with lived expertise

NCAPM and other Federal child abuse-related activities are authorized by the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA). CAPTA provides funding to States to support prevention, assessment, investigation, prosecution, and treatment of child abuse and neglect. It also provides grants to public agencies and nonprofit organizations, including American Indian Tribes and Tribal organizations, for demonstration programs and projects. About CAPTA: A Legislative History provides more information about this important legislation.