News & Perspectives

News & Perspectives

On a Mission to Stop Child Abuse


Child abuse and neglect are forms of adverse childhood experiences which have devastating consequences for children, families, and communities. But here’s the good news:

  • Ending child abuse is possible. We can create the resilient, caring communities that every child and family deserves.
  • We have the roadmap to do it. Emerging research and evaluation has only crystallized our understanding of the most effective ways to rewrite the future.
  • Our movement is nearing critical mass to make it a reality. With the unique flexibility of a private-public partnership, we are ready to scale up our prevention efforts in order to reach our destination.

From our founding blueprint “It’s never too soon” in 1988 until now, we have proven again and again that focusing precious resources on upfront prevention not only prevents negative outcomes, but it promotes positive outcomes for our kids, our families, and our Commonwealth.

The Children’s Trust is on a mission to stop child abuse. Our work leads to safer children in stable families, reducing social, health, and education costs for the entire Commonwealth. When we invest in preventive, proactive, and promotive systems, the payoff for all of us is tremendous.

We invite you to join us on this critical mission. Add your voice by signing our pledge to take action. Let’s stop child abuse, together!