Welcome to Parent Help U.S.A.
Founded by Mothers and Others Against Child Abuse, Inc.
and Others Against Child Abuse, Inc.(MOACA) is a nonprofit charitable
organization dedicated to preventing the abuse of infants and children.
At the Parent Help USA Center; established by MOACA, we work toward
this goal by strengthening families in Orange County, California
and across America. Through parent education and family services,
we emphasize discipline without hitting or harming.
We know that abusers have often been abused themselves. They abuse
because that is the only style of parenting they know. With just
a little intervention, counseling and parenting education that cycle
can be broken, saving future generations from abuse
C.A.R.E.(Child Abuse Resistance Education) classes
were developed as a comprehensive parent education program. C.A.R.E.
relieves parental stress through a continuing series of parent-centered
classes focused on the needs of today's family.
Weekly classes serve as a support group
with an emphasis on "Discipline without Hitting or Harming"
anger and stress management, and alternatives to parent burn out.
Classes offer free child care and one-on-one counseling. We discuss
emotional abuse, unintentional abuse, substance abuse, sexual
abuse and parents who were abused as children. This effective
program helps parents protect their children before abuse begins.
Children are taught through crafts that "hands are not for
Perpetrators Prevention Program are developed
to prevent the sexual abuse of children! Wear a blue ribbon for
child abuse awareness, prevention and education!
in 6 boys and 1 in 5 girls are sexually abused as children.
family member or friend, not a stranger, abuses 65% of the victims.
30% of the perpetrators are juveniles, 85% of them are abused as
children. Without help, 70% of victims of abuse becomevictimizers
of those victims are under 6 years of age. It is estimated that
up to 80% if sexual abuse of children takes place under the influence
of drugs and alcohol.
Cover for each other!
There is not enough childcare with 70% of mothers working outside
the home. Never leave a child alone! Get informed. Read about
the signs of child abuse. Get safe childcare providers and check
them out. No secrets. It must be safe for a child to tell the
truth. It is O.K. for a child to say no to adults and strangers.
A child must feel safe to tell a parent anything and be believed.