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The New York Foundling announced today a joint partnership with The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) aimed at helping both organizations achieve a greater impact in the field of child welfare and maltreatment across the United States. Along with the opening of The Foundling’s upcoming exhibit “A story of Hope, Healing and Resiliency: Understanding and Preventing Child Maltreatment” on September 29, this new union furthers The Foundling’s commitment to educating the public about the issue of child abuse and neglect.

 

The Foundling formed the Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection in 1997, which has since grown to become a national leader in the field of child-welfare and works to improve the public’s knowledge and attitude toward child abuse and neglect.

 

The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children is the nation’s leading organization supporting professionals who serve children and families affected by child maltreatment and violence. As a multidisciplinary group of professionals, they provide expert training and educational activities, policy leadership and collaboration, and consultation that emphasizes evidence-based principles in order to meet their overall goals of preventing child maltreatment and educating the public.

 

“Over the last 30 years, there has been no single group that has contributed more to our understanding of the causes, consequences, and treatment of child abuse and neglect than the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children,” stated Bill Baccaglini, President and CEO of The New York Foundling. “The Foundling is committed to improving the outcomes for those we serve with educational programs and expanded use of evidence-based practices. We are thrilled to join forces with a group such as APSAC, as this will provide a platform to help us reduce the incidence of child maltreatment across the country.”

 

Both The Foundling’s Fontana Center and APSAC serve as hubs of information geared toward building public awareness on child abuse and neglect. This partnership will help both groups to collectively work toward achieving a world without child abuse, neglect and maltreatment through educational and public advocacy initiatives.