According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 11,289 of Louisiana’s 1.1 million children were victims of abuse and neglect in 2016. How many children is that? Considering Louisiana’s average elementary class has 19 children, the number of victims in 2016 alone could nearly fill the LSU Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Also in 2016, Louisiana recorded 41 fatalities attributed to child abuse and neglect, enough children to fill more than two elementary school classrooms.

Preventing child abuse and neglect has a direct impact on improving the public health and quality of life of our children and families, as well as our state’s economy. Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana offers programs that include intensive, evidence-based parenting support services,  and training for professionals and anyone who wants to learn how to prevent child abuse and neglect.


KIDLINE (1-800-CHILDREN) is an anonymous, toll-free, statewide telephone service offering crisis intervention, support, parenting information and referrals to community resources within the state of Louisiana.

Nurturing Parenting Program

The Family Nurturing Center of Louisiana is a network of evidence-based parenting programs designed to help parents and children reduce dysfunction and build healthy, positive relationships.

Training Academy

PCAL's Training Academy offers a variety of workshops, from how child abuse is prevented, to how to make a report of child abuse, to what are adverse childhood experiences.