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Welcome to Minnesota Communities Caring for Children

MCCC is the Minnesota Chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America and Circle of Parents National.

Our MISSION is to empower individuals and communities to stop child abuse and neglect before it starts through education, advocacy, and family support.

The focus of our work is PREVENTION. One way to prevent child abuse and neglect is by educating, supporting, and empowering parents.

  • We do this by training parents to be leaders within their communities.
  • We also do this by facilitating Circle of Parents mutual self-help support groups for parents statewide.

Another way prevent child abuse and neglect is to EDUCATE, SUPPORT, and EMPOWER communities.

  • We do this by raising awareness about childhood development and the (often long-term) effects of childhood trauma on the health and well-being of children and families.
  • We also do this by facilitating conversations about how communities can strengthen families through healing and resilience-building practices.

We ALL have a role to play in creating environments where children thrive!

Please browse our website to learn more about our work and how you can be involved in the prevention of child abuse in your community.


Facilitator and children's program volunteers needed. We are currently seeking volunteers to co-facilitate the parents group and to help with the children's program. Not necessary to be a parent educator. Volunteers must have an interest in supporting and providing resources to families and children. Facilitator and children's program training provided and weekly stipends are available. This is a weekly support and education group for anyone in a parenting role. Meetings are in Brainerd and Crosby. Parents can attend voluntarily as they seek to improve their parenting skills through mutual self -help. Transportation assistance: Volunteers are needed to provide transportation for some of our families to/from our weekly meetings. Call or email Roxy Foster: (651) 442-8914  rfoster@pcamn.org