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Prevent Child Abuse Vermont (PCAVT)


Celebrating our 42nd  anniversary, PCAVT has been working effectively to prevent child abuse and neglect through parent education, support and public awareness.


Prevent Child Abuse Vermont promotes and supports healthy relationships within families, schools and communities to eliminate child abuse.


  • End the generational cycle of abuse.
  • Train all who interact with children on proven methods to prevent child abuse and neglect.
  • Empower children to be heard.

Children in Your Community Need You!

Become a Trained Trainer in the Healthy Relationships Project.

Becoming a Trained Trainer in Prevent Child Abuse Vermont's Healthy Relationships Project will prepare you to facilitate our comprehensive child sexual abuse prevention programs AND teach others to facilitate the programs, as well. All three of our curricula are developmentally targeted, research-based, and focus not only on victim prevention, but also victimizer prevention, by teaching children the social-emotional skills to recognize, manage and maintain healthy relationships throughout their lives. 

We are offering an opportunity to become trained this fall:

November 29 & 30, 2018 at our new office space in beautiful Montpelier, Vermont.

Our two-day trainings equip attendees with the knowledge and skills to bring all aspects of the Care For Kids©, We Care Elementary©, and SAFE-T (Sexual Abuse Free Environment for Teens©) programs--including adult trainings, parent/home caregiver engagement, and in-classroom instruction--to their communities.

The early registration cost for each two-day training is $500 when you register by November 1st. After the early registration date cutoff, the price will be $550 per training. Vermont based organizations and current Trained Trainers needing a refresher or an introduction to the most current editions will be able to receive trainings at a reduced price. Contact us for more information regarding this All curricula and materials will be available for use during the training, and available for purchase afterwards. Ongoing technical support is provided with the purchase of any curriculum.

Ask us about our current evaluation project on all three curricula!

Beth Hoffman, Director of the Healthy Relationships Project 



Prevent Child Abuse Vermont has partnered with Text4Baby, the largest mobile health initiative in the nation, to provide critical information to pregnant women and mothers with infants under age one, along with their partners and loved ones.

Text4Baby uses the power of cell phone technology to help new mothers and expectant women keep themselves and their babies healthy.  Around 89 percent of young women carry their smart phones at all times, so Text4Baby delivers the information moms and expecting women need most through free text messages and an app. Click on the App below to get started!

Bully No More! is a musical show written by Vermont author Elaine Davida Sklar. Book and Lyrics by Elaine Davida Sklar with music composed by Jon Gailmor and Elaine Davida Sklar with Danielle Davis. The show offers a great way for schools and other youth serving organizations and theaters a creative way to address bullying and to also bring awareness to the broader community. Prevent Child Abuse Vermont edited the script early on and has become involved in promoting it in Vermont and nationally. The authors and the licensing company, Tams Witmark, has designated a portion of the proceeds from all licensing fees and profits to Prevent Child Abuse Vermont.

With colorful animal characters and lively songs the show empowers and inspires its audience to look out for one another, treat each other with kindness and respect and “Hold On To Hope”, in an imperfect world. Click here for more information.

To order the Bully No More Discussion Guide click here.

Prevent Child Abuse Vermont is a state chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America