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Disrupting the Cycles of Child Abuse, Neglect and Poverty

Families Forward Virginia builds healthier, stronger, more self-sufficient families by partnering with families and communities. 

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We are a statewide non-profit working with parents and children.

Supported by both public and private funding, Families Forward provides statewide leadership for and unifies support for a multitude of Virginia programs through evidence-based and multi-generational prevention strategies.

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Download your Child Abuse Prevention Toolkit today.

Everyone Can Make Great Childhoods Happen - Especially You, Especially Now is this year’s prevention theme for Child Abuse Prevention Month in Virginia. 

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More than a reminder — it's a movement.

In 2008, Prevent Child Abuse America® launched the Pinwheels for Prevention® campaign as a grassroots effort for individuals and organizations across the U.S. to take action. The campaign promotes healthy child development while raising awareness to prevent child abuse and neglect—before it ever happens.

More than 55,000 children in Virginia are reported victims of child abuse each year.

Working with parents and their children, we provide home visiting programs, family support and education, professional development, child sexual abuse prevention programs, advocacy, public awareness and public education. Employing a team of 25 professionals and supported by more than 50 local affiliated organizations and programs, Families Forward Virginia is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

Making a Difference, Together

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The Latest News & Updates

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May 27, 2022

Families Forward Mourns School Shooting Victims in Uvalde, Texas

Every day we work to build healthier, stronger, more self-sufficient families two generations at a time. So that means that the heart of our family-wellbeing work is social justice work. We can only transform systems when we’re conscience of and horrified by the current conditions of our culture as well as the history of violence that has shaped them. We will keep pushing for change and openly challenging systemic racism, blatantly dangerous practices and violence that target our children and families.

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May 27, 2022

Info About Infant Formula Supply Shortage

Communities across both Virginia and the nation are struggling with infant formula shortages driven by a food-safety recall earlier this year by one of the largest formula manufacturers. Many parents and caregivers are concerned, stressed and even frightened as they try to figure out how they will feed their babies and medically fragile children.

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May 16, 2022

Families Forward Awarded PCAA Primary Prevention Grant

Families Forward Virginia has been awarded a $50,000 Primary Prevention grant by Prevent Child Abuse America with funding from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, to support the organization’s work to transform child welfare policy and systems, focused on building sustainable, long-term partnerships and pathways between primary and downstream child abuse and neglect prevention efforts. The funders are awarding a total of $500,000 over a two-year grant period to nine Prevent Child Abuse America state chapters selected for funding. 

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