Lois Pavlow: Trailblazer. Advocate.

Lois PavlowLois Pavlov is San Francisco’s child abuse prevention pioneer.

As a long-time community leader and children’s advocate, Lois worked tirelessly to create a better, stronger child abuse prevention program in our city.

Lois believed that by bringing the disparate prevention and family service organizations together, under one roof, the children of the San Francisco would be safer. To this end, Lois spearheaded a collaboration between Kathy Baxter of the Child Abuse Council and Patsy Jones of the TALK Line Family Support Center to join forces and resources. Lois went on to found the Child Abuse Prevention Society which raised funds to support this effort and purchase a building to house this work and this mission.

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Webinar: Toxic! Stress, Health and ACES!

aspen    Check it out hereOur very own Katie Albright, Executive Director, participated in the Aspen Institute’s webinar discussing the intersection of toxic stress, health and the Adverse Childhood Experiences study (ACES).  She was one of a handful of presenters on this important and engaging topic.

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Two Generations. One Future: An Anthology from the Aspen Institute

On Tuesday, April 7, 2015, Ascend at the Aspen Institute released Two Generations.  One Future:  An Anthology from the Ascend Fellowship.  The Anthology builds on more than two years of collaboration and bold action by Aspen Institute Ascend Fellows, including San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center Executive Director, Katie Albright.  Together, the Anthology essays paint a portfolio of insights and solutions that will inspire many to action and propel children, parents, and their families toward educational success and economic security.

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month! Help Us Shine a Light on Child Abuse.

blueribbonApril is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Click here for President Obama’s official proclamation and inspiring words.

Together we can Shine the Light on child abuse and protect our community’s children. Our future is counting on it.

“How Can I Help?” 

Spread the Word. Raise Awareness.                                             

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Kids’ Turn is now a program of the Prevention Center

Dear Friends,

I am thrilled to announce our merger with Kids’ Turn, which is now a program of the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center! Since 1988, Kids’ Turn has helped thousands of children throughout the Bay Area understand and cope with the loss, anger and fear that often accompany separation or divorce. Kids’ Turn trainings and curriculum have been used by thousands of parents who have learned about ways to support their children during this challenge in their lives. With Kids’ Turn as part of our programming, we are able to provide even stronger and more comprehensive support to families in crisis.

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New Children’s Advocacy Center of San Francisco Puts Children on Fastest Path Toward Healing After Abuse!

The San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center (Prevention Center), whose mission is to prevent child abuse and reduce its devastating impact, today announced the grand opening of the Children’s Advocacy Center, which will provide a holistic, one-stop experience for children who have suffered from abuse. Attorney General Kamala Harris and San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee will be on hand to make a statement and dedicate the building with added support and attendance from Supervisor Cohen, City Attorney Herrera and District Attorney Gascón.

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Historic Firehouse Renovated: Enhancing Services to Keep San Francisco Kids Safe

The San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center (the Prevention Center), a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of child abuse in San Francisco, announced today the reopening of its Waller Street facility, which was recently renovated by Pankow Builders, Ltd. (Pankow) and the International Interior Design Association of Northern California (IIDA NC). The Prevention Center will reopen its doors for client services on Monday, October 21, 2013.
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