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Children’s emotional and behavioral health significantly impacts their overall health. Exposure to traumatic experiences such as violence and neglect, as well as deprivation that often accompanies poverty can negatively affect children’s behavior and, consequently, their most critical relationships with family and friends and their ability to succeed in school.

To ensure that every child realizes her innate potential to become a healthy adult, productive citizen and contributing member of society, PCCY has been dedicated to ameliorating the circumstances that contribute to child behavioral health problems and the barriers that impede children from accessing the services they need to feel better. PCCY has accomplished this through policy change and raising parental and public awareness about existing resources.