American Campaign for Prevention of Child Abuse and Family Violence dba National Council on CA & FV

aka National Council on Child Abuse & Family Violence (NCCAFV)   |   Arlington, VA   |  http://www.preventfamilyviolence.org

Mission

Thirty-six Years of Service to America's Children and Families Founded in 1984, the National Council on Child Abuse and Family Violence (NCCAFV) and its American Campaign for Prevention of Child Abuse and Family Violence provides intergenerational violence prevention services to strengthen prevention and treatment programs that address family violence -- child abuse, spouse/partner abuse (domestic violence), and elder abuse. NCCAFV serves all fifty states and U.S. territories on family violence prevention services by utilizing professional and lay volunteers who provide indirect and direct service programs of referrals; training and technical assistance; public education and information campaigns through the media and on its website: www.preventfamilyviolence.org

Ruling year info

1985

Chair Emeritus and Co-CEO

Mr. Alan Davis

Chair and Co-CEO

Mrs. Mary-Ellen Rood

Main address

P.O. Box 5222 Attention: Garrick Davis

Arlington, VA 22205 USA

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EIN

95-4356014

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (I01)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

I have worked as a probono volunteer for more than 35 years in the National Council and it's American Campaign for Prevention of Child Abuse and Family Violence. Our biggest challenge is the lack of progress at the individual victim's level of need for protection from all forms of family violence - child abuse and neglect, domestic violence (spouse/partner abuse), and elder abuse and neglect. While some of us continue active careers, others are early retired with longstanding professional experience as educators, social workers, medical and psychological practitioners, and protective service officers who volunteer their time to help make a difference in individual lives. Social media is proving to be a cost-effective tool in assisting and improving our all-volunteer efforts. The American Campaign receives no government contracts or grants of any kind. It is financially supported by individuals and corporations through public and private sector workplace campaign contributions.

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?

American Prevention Campaign

The American Campaign for Prevention of Child Abuse and Family Violence and NCCAFV actively promote private sector initiatives and private/public sector collaboration to prevent child abuse, spouse/partner abuse (domestic violence), and elder abuse.

Our volunteer staff, with years of professional experience, provide their services pro bono so that NCCAFV can make a greater contribution nationwide, assuring the maximum beneficial impact with the minimal overhead from management and fund-raising.

Through its individual and cooperative programs, NCCAFV and the American Campaign…

1. elevate public awareness of intergenerational family violence;

2. serve as a catalyst in building national and international networks which enable multi-disciplinary practitioners to be brought together for collaborative action;

3. provide opportunities for development and enrichment to professionals in private and public agencies, leading to greater effectiveness of prevention services;

4. develop model programs in prevention and treatment of intergenerational family violence;

5. provide technical assistance and management/marketing support to strengthen agencies working in family violence prevention;

6. increase the professionalism and improve best practices of child and adult protective service workers;

7. support research and evaluation efforts to expand knowledge in the field and translate it into better prevention practice and programs;

8. recruit and train paraprofessionals and volunteers for service in community-based prevention programs.

The American Campaign and NCCAFV proactively address direct service needs in the prevention and treatment of family violence, working to unify the common concerns of the public with the concerns of professionals and organizations in the field.

The goal of the American Prevention Campaign is nothing less than reducing and ultimately eliminating violence in the family.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

A Community Volunteer Council (CVC) is a committee of local citizens who volunteer their time to organize, lead and serve the emergency or unmet needs of victims of child abuse, spouse abuse and elder abuse in the community.

The National Council corporation (NCCAFV) is the legal entity for the CVC whose function is to advise and assist NCCAFV. The CVC is responsible to NCCAFV and are not separate legal entities with independent executive or administrative authority.

That said, NCCAFV believes that problems should be solved at the source where possible. It is for this reason that CVCs operate most effectively in community, even neighborhood, settings. CVCs learn by doing, and soon develop a competence of their own in working out local problems and developing local solutions with NCCAFV guidance and technical assistance.

CVC members are community leaders who may represent business and labor, government and volunteer agencies, education, medicine and social services, law enforcement, public safety and the clergy. Retired professionals from the fields of education, medicine, nursing, clergy, social services and law enforcement are especially valuable and trainable recruits for active involvement. Community size, needs and level of activity are factors to be considered in determining the size of the committee.

Through the CVC's activities, the public will gain a better understanding of child abuse and family violence incidents and issues within the community served. This will encourage assistance in securing funds essential to the effective operation of the programs the CVC develops.

Each CVC meets regularly (at least quarterly) and elects officers to lead.

CVC activities might include the following:


1.

Form an CVC Advisory group composed of community leaders including the Mayor's Office, Chief of Police, Superintendent of Schools, head of Ministerial Association, elected leaders of Civic and Business Groups (including women's organizations), local media personalities.



2.

Compile a reference catalog of available services and program in the area. Establish a community referral service number.


3.

Complete a community intervention/prevention needs assessment with technical assistance from NCCAFV.


4.

Organize a network of volunteers to possibly provide.


A. A telephone tree to monitor and follow-up on families of/with known victims.

B. Transportation for victims to services available.

C. Information/materials to schools, churches, civic groups, emergency rooms/hospitals, pediatricians, senior citizens groups, shelters.

D. Speakers on child abuse, spouse abuse and elder abuse for schools, civic, church and senior groups -- with audio-visuals from NCCAFV.



5.

Plan fund-raising and community support activities with NCCAFV assistance.

Population(s) Served
Families
Parents

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Number of requests for advocate products or information, including downloads or page views of online material

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Seniors, Parents

Related Program

American Prevention Campaign

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The expansion of social media access through expanded website, Facebook, Twitter, etc. has created a dramatic increase in effective access to assistance for child and family violence victims.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Since we do not accept funding from government at any level, our goal is to continue in current economic circumstances to effectively serve families (children/spouses/elderly) who are victims of family violence and seeking prevention and treatment services.

Our strategy to is cost-effectively utilize all aspects of social media to increase outreach to victims and perpetrators of family violence who are seeking assistance.

Our capabilities are the people who voluntarily (without compensation) provide counseling, consulting, referrals, training, and technical assistance services to both individuals seeking help as a result of family violence (child abuse/spouse-partner abuse aka domestic violence/ elder abuse0 and to entities (schools, churches, shelters, local and national organizations) seeking capacity building assistance in staff and resource development. Our core people have a combined experience of several hundred years working as professionals in the prevention of family violence and serve pro bono.

We have become more productive in serving individuals, families and organizations in spite of the economic downturn of the last 5 to 7 years that reduced our operating income.

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Individuals who are either victims or perpetrators seeking direct local assistance with some form of family violence (child abuse, spouse/partner domestic violence, elder abuse, or neglect) within the family.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Case management notes, The vast majority understandably wish to remain anonymous. ,

  • 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 understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We have developed an approach that facilitates anonymity in which the individual seeking assistance does not need to identify themselves by name, but only the city or county and state where the family violence is occurring. We give them the local resource information and ask them to let us know if they are not able to reach the resources provided. We also offer to contact the resource directly and connect them by phone.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our community partners, in each instance, we share but retain anonymity of individual.er.,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    We invite them to contact us afterward to share their experience, but it rarely occurs.

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

    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 engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve,

Financials

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American Campaign for Prevention of Child Abuse and Family Violence dba National Council on CA & FV

Board of directors
as of 9/9/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mrs.. Mary-Ellen Rood

No Affiliation

Term: 2019 - 2021


Board co-chair

Mr. Alan Davis

Emerald Robinson

Newsmax TV

Garrick Davis

NEA

Mary-Ellen Rood

semi-retired

Alan Davis

semi-retired

Rhonda Selmanson

American Campaign for Prevention of Child Abuse and Family Violence of the NCCAFV

Board leadership practices

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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 09/09/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability