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Prevent Child Abuse - New Jersey Chapter, Inc.

Building a Brighter Future for Children

aka PCA-NJ   |   New Brunswick, NJ   |  https://www.preventchildabusenj.org/

Mission

Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey builds a brighter future for children by promoting family wellness, positive parenting, healthy child development and nurturing communities. We educate parents, provide training and technical assistance to professionals and parents at youth/family serving organizations and schools, and keep community members informed. We help transform homes and schools into nurturing, trauma-informed environments. PCA-NJ is the New Jersey State Chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America. Our prevention programs include public awareness campaigns, parenting education programs, workshops/professional training, home visiting, initiatives to promote parental involvement in a child's education, and projects that support highly vulnerable families.

Ruling year info

1980

Executive Director

Ms. Gina Hernandez

Main address

103 Church St Suite 210

New Brunswick, NJ 08901 USA

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EIN

22-2314861

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Family Services (P40)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are working to eliminate the incidence of child abuse and neglect in New Jersey.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Home Visiting - Healthy Families America and Parents as Teachers

Our evidence-based home visiting programs are the most effective strategy known to prevent child abuse and improve a broad array of child health and development outcomes.

Population(s) Served
Families

Where we work

Awards

Dr. Irwin A. Hyman Service to Children Award presented to our subsidiary ChildWIN 2022

NJ Association of School Psychologists

Affiliations & memberships

National Home Visiting Coalition 2022

Erin's Law Workgroup 2022

Home Visiting Statewide CQI Workgroup 2022

New Jersey Prevention Committee 2022

Think Babies Coalition 2022

Safe Kids Middlesex County 2022

NJ State Workgroup on Reorganization of School-based Efforts 2022

International Council of Parents as Teachers Leaders 2022

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

15 NJ hospitals participate in our Period of PURPLE Crying program to prevent shaken baby syndrome by educating new parents about the normal yet stressful infant crying and ways to cope.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

15 Hospitals participate in this program.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We promote Great Childhoods, positive parenting and healthy child development. We desire all children to have Great Childhoods - happy, healthy and safe.

Our prevention programs throughout New Jersey are evidence-based. We also play a key role in raising awareness about the prevention of child abuse and neglect. We advocate for stronger policies and practices for prevention.

PCA-NJ is recognized statewide for our staff leadership and expertise. A number of our employees serve on national or statewide commissions and advisory boards.

Our programs annually reach more than 50,000 children and families. In FY 2017-18, nearly 5,000 families received more than 53,000 home visits. 90% of pregnant or parenting teens in our Parent Linking Program graduated high school with a diploma. Our shaken baby syndrome (abusive head trauma) prevention program, The Period of PURPLE Crying, was expanded to 13 NJ hospitals, educating parents about coping with the normal yet frustrating stress of a crying baby.

We will continue to use research and data to identify promising strategies and seek funding.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Prevent Child Abuse - New Jersey Chapter, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 06/07/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Harvey Lermack

Steven Berknopf, CPA, EA

Prager Metis

Nicolas D. Borrelli

Retired, Drexel University Finance

Barbara Cali

Retired, CBRE

Maura Somers Dughi, Esq.

Children's Advocate

Harold Kaplan

Retired, Ebbets, Bedford, McKeever LLC

Dawn Brindle

European Wax Center

Christopher Formica

HSBC

Susan Staloff

Tinton Falls School District

Michael Tatro

JP Morgan

Monique Collier Nickles, MD

NYC Health & Hospitals/Lincoln

Tina McLean

Investors Bank

Jason D. McTaggart

Wells Fargo Advisors

Joseph Colford, PhD

Retired, Georgian Court University

Jeff Calabrese

Barclays

Alycia M. Guichard

Verizon

Darrell L. Armstrong

Shiloh Baptist Church

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/30/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/21/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.