The National Council on Child Abuse and Family Violence (NCCAFV) is completing its third decade of service to all fifty states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands as a resource center on family violence prevention.
NCCAFV's commitment is to intergenerational family violence prevention -- of child abuse, domestic violence (spouse/partner abuse) and elder abuse.
NCCAFV provides public awareness and education materials, program and resource development consultation, and technical assistance and training in the United States and internationally.
NCCAFV is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation serving all fifty states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as a resource center on family violence prevention services, providing public education materials, program and resource development consultation, technical assistance and training to agencies and volunteers.
Beginning in 1984, NCCAFV provided a toll-free National Family Violence HelpLine (800) 222-2000 for referral assistance to domestic violence victims and others seeking information relating to child abuse, spouse/partner abuse and elder abuse.
In 1985, NCCAFV formed the National Alliance On Family Violence (NAFV), a network of organizations and professionals concerned about family violence.
Since 1985 until 2010, NCCAFV has served in a leadership roles in the development of the International Forum for Child Welfare (IFCW), a Swiss INGO.
In 1986, NCCAFV launched its first national public awareness campaign with a television spot featuring Oprah Winfrey.
In 1989, NCCAFV's president was chair of the founding meetings of the International Forum for Child Welfare (IFCW) and elected at the founding General Assembly as IFCW's first president (1989-1992).
Since 1991 to present, NCCAFV's current President serves as president of the Child Welfare Fund International, (CWFI). NCCAFV serves as CWFI's Secretariat.
In 1991 and 1992, NCCAFV organized and hosted IFCW's 4th annual WorldForum in September,1992) on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula of California in the USA.
Since 1992, NCCAFV has conducted its AMERICAN CAMPAIGN FOR PREVENTION OF CHILD ABUSE & FAMILY VIOLENCE through print, radio and television awareness campaigns with its roster of celebrities including Larry Gatlin, Oprah Winfrey, Peter Falk, Barbara Mandrell, Billy Ray Cyrus and Lou Rawls. The Campaign published a series of information booklets entitled Facts About Child Abuse & Neglect, Facts About Domestic Violence and Facts About Family Violence. The information in these booklets is now available on this website.
In 1993, the American Campaign's poster series "Children Should Be Seen And Not Hurt" and "Stop Family Violence" was presented in Cambridge, England with the International Award for Excellence In Media On Behalf Of Children.
NCCAFV prepared the 1995 draft Report to the U.S. Congress on Family Violence under contract to the Federal Government's Administration for Children and Families in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
From 1996 to 1998, NCCAFV's president served on the International Steering Committee and co-chaired the Program Committee of the first World Conference on Family Violence which convened September 1998 in Singapore.
Since 1998 to present, NCCAFV serves as the Secretariat for the International Network on Family Violence (INFV) which was formed in Singapore.
In 2002, NCCAFV's president chaired the program committee for IFCW's 13th annual WorldForum in Honolulu, Hawaii.
From 2001 to 2003, NCCAFV (as INFV's secretariat) organized the Second World Congress on Family Violence (WCFV) in June 2003 in Prague, Czech Republic.
In 2009-2010, NCCAFV's President served on the Steering Committee for IFCW's 21st annual WorldForum in New York City and in 2016 for IFCW's 25th WorldForum in Santa Fe, NM.
From 2011 thru 2020, NCCAFV has expanded the "reach" and effectiveness of its prevention programs and activities as a result of the generosity of support from contributors in private sector annual corporate workplace campaigns and in the U.S. Federal Government employee's annual Combined Federal Campaign (CFC).
As a nongovernmental private sector 501(c)(3) nonprofit, pro-bono volunteer organization, NCCAFV and the American Prevention Campaign depend financially on private sector generosity and do not seek or receive federal, state or local government grants or contracts for its programs or services.