Our History

Prevent Child Abuse North Dakota (PCAND) is dedicated to strengthening families and preventing child abuse and neglect, particularly in North Dakota. Our organization was founded in 1978, and in earlier days we were known as Parents Anonymous and the North Dakota Committee to Prevent Child Abuse. We are a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization and a chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America.

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Our Mission

PCAND is committed to a safe and nurturing environment, free from abuse and neglect, for all children.

Our Work

  • Public awareness and community education.
  • Training and technical assistance.
  • Coordination of services.
  • Strategic partnerships.
  • Prevention advocacy.
  • Publications distribution and lending library.

Our Objectives

Inform the public that the prevention of abuse and neglect decreases lifelong adverse medical and emotional consequences for children.

Advocate for a continuum of services, access to those services, and statewide capacity to meet the developmental needs of children and families.

Deliver evidence-based strategies that enable communities to provide for children and families.

Community Education & Family Support

For a description of our approach to prevention, please visit Projects.

Merchandise & Materials

For a complete listing of all our available publications on child maltreatment, please visit Publications.

Contact Us

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Phone: 701.223.9052
Toll-Free: 1.800.403.9932
Fax: 701.751.0821
Address: 418 E. Broadway Ave., Suite 70, Bismarck, ND 58501