BUILDING HOPE FOR POSITIVE CHILDHOODS
Free Online Trainings
Take our self-guided trainings to learn how to recognize and respond to suspicions of child maltreatment and…
Prevention Action Network
Join an affiliation of agencies and individuals invested in nurturing positive childhoods.
NC Family Resource Center Network
Join North Carolina’s statewide chapter of the National Family Support Network.
Connections Matter NC
Request a Connections Matter presentation for your workplace, agency, faith community or civic group.
Every child is filled with tremendous promise, and it’s our shared obligation to foster their potential. Help nurture positive childhoods in North Carolina today.
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Every child is filled with tremendous promise, and we all have a shared responsibility to help children reach their untapped potential. In collaboration with partners and supporters like you, we raise awareness of strategies that nurture positive childhoods; advocate for policies that put children and families first; and provide training, technical assistance and support to professionals delivering programs and implementing strategies proven to strengthen families. Together, we’re building a stronger foundation for North Carolina’s future.
Together, We’re Nurturing Positive Childhoods
Advocating for Policies that put families first
Raising awareness of what works to nurture positive childhoods
Supporting professionals in delivering programs that support families
We embrace the strength and excellence that comes from having a diverse body of individuals and an engaged and thoughtful conversation as being critical to accomplishing our vision of children growing up in safe, stable, and nurturing families and communities.
We recognize that the system around families, including other people, has a responsibility for supporting families and helping create solutions. Child maltreatment prevention through proactive policies and community supports are crucial to changing the system so that parents can provide nurturing and safe environments for their children.
Nurturing positive childhoods happens in partnership. We know no single agency is responsible for prevention and that everyone has a role to play. We aim to partner with families, communities, funders, and our sister agencies that support and strengthen families.
We use data to select and implement programs, recommend policies that support families, and to monitor our progress towards expected outcomes.
Public Awareness Tools
Download toolkits and resources to guide you in raising awareness for effective child maltreatment prevention strategies throughout the year.
We believe that the greatest impact can be made by prioritizing “upstream” prevention in policy and practice. When we invest upstream in public policies that build strong families and safe communities, we are securing the safe, stable, nurturing environments all children deserve.
Community Spotlights Blog
Shining in the sun, the pinwheel is reflective of the bright, happy and carefree childhoods we want all children to have. In 2008 Prevent Child Abuse America introduced the Pinwheels for Prevention® campaign. What their research showed, and what our experiences since...
By Dr. Melissa Clepper-Faith, Prevent Child Abuse NC Policy Director Today’s parents and caregivers are overloaded; stressed by increasing costs for food, rent, and fuel, by covering student loan and health insurance payments, all with wages that are not increasing...
By Sharon Hirsch, Prevent Child Abuse NC President & CEO What a paradox — NC is among the best states in which to do business in the country — and the worst to be a working parent. Perhaps we need to recalibrate our metrics for how we analyze what is "best" for...
North Carolina Governor Cooper proclaimed February 2024 Family Support Awareness Month highlighting the critical work of home visitors and parenting educators across the state.
PCANC Releases FY2022-2023 Annual Report – Building Hope: Nurturing Positive Childhoods in North Carolina, Together
PCANC’s Annual Report for FY2022-2023 is here! Together with our partners and supporters, we’ve raised awareness, advocated for policies that prioritize children and families, and provided training and support for effective strategies. Let’s celebrate our progress and continue building a brighter future for every child.
September 27, 2023 Prevent Child Abuse NC (PCANC) has recently been recognized for outstanding commitment to accountability, leadership, adaptability and culture, earning two prestigious nonprofit awards: a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest...