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Prevent Child Abuse RI Chapter

Building Together. Prevention in Partnership.

Parent Support Network is honored to partner with and serve as the Rhode Island chapter for Prevent Child Abuse America. We believe this work to be critical in strengthening families in our community and beyond. Support our mission in helping positive childhood experiences to take root and help us make a better tomorrow for all children in Rhode Island.

Every April our digital toolkit includes information about CAP Month activities in Rhode Island and brings awareness to child abuse and neglect prevention efforts.

Together, we can prevent child abuse, Rhode Island... Because childhood lasts a lifetime.


Contact Lamel Moore, Prevent Child Abuse RI Director
401-786-3613 or


Monday, February 26, 2024
10:00 am11:00 am
294 Valley Rd #6
Middletown, RI 02842

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
10:00 am11:00 am
1199 Chopmist Hill Rd
Scituate, RI 02857

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
5:30 pm7:00 pm

Thursday, February 29, 2024
11:00 am12:00 pm
535 Centerville Rd, 2nd Floor
Warwick, RI 02886

Monday, March 4, 2024
10:00 am11:00 am
294 Valley Rd #6
Middletown, RI 02842

Prevent Child Abuse RI Dedicated to Creating a Brighter Future for all Rhode Island Children

Prevent Child Abuse RI (PCA-RI) Chapter Director, Lamel Moore, has been invited by Education Commissioner Infante to serve on the Chronic Absenteeism Working Group. The group will address the urgent issue of chronic absenteeism throughout Rhode Island schools in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the 2022-2023 school year, 28.9% of all Rhode Island public school students were chronically absent, or missed at least 10% or 18 days of the school year, compared to 19.1% during the 2018-2019 school year. The numbers are even more staggering in Rhode Island's urban school districts. The Rhode Island Department of Education’s (RIDE) goal is to assemble a diverse body of stakeholders to address the underlying causes and recommend innovative solutions to combat chronic absenteeism systemically. 

"Being a father, I understand how crucial school attendance is. However, I also recognize that many Rhode Island students face obstacles that are beyond their control, which prevent them from attending classes. I look forward to sharing my ideas and practical insights on how we can assist families, students, and educators in addressing this time-sensitive issue." -Lamel Moore, Prevent Child Abuse RI Chapter Director

The working group’s objectives include:

• Identifying the root causes of chronic absenteeism in our communities;

• Developing strategies and a statewide model policy to reduce absenteeism and improve student attendance;

• Fostering collaboration among different stakeholders to create a comprehensive support network for students and families; and

• Raising awareness about the importance of regular school attendance.

Please visit to explore attendance resources and tools available to local education agencies and the community, including the statewide Attendance Leaderboard and downloadable attendance-tracking calendars for families. For a detailed look at disaggregated chronic absenteeism data, visit the RIDE Data Center’s Historical Absence Rate and Absenteeism dashboard.

This blog post is sharing content directly from Education Commissioner Infante's letter inviting Prevent Child Abuse RI Chapter Director, Lamel Moore, to serve on the Chronic Absenteeism Working Group.

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