Connections Matter NC

By building supportive, resilient communities, we’re creating strong foundations for healthy brain development.

Building Capacity; Building Connections

Built on evidence. Supporting strong families and safe children. Engaging Communities. Prevent Child Abuse NC supports the development of safe, stable, nurturing relationships for children in their families and communities to prevent child abuse and neglect.

Online Trainings

We encourage all NC citizens and professionals can take our free, online trainings: What is Prevention? and Recognizing & Responding to Suspicions of Child Maltreatment. 

Prevention Action Network

An affiliation of agencies and individuals invested in developing strong families, supportive communities and improved outcomes for NC’s children.

Kids First License Plates

Raise funds for the NC Children’s Trust Fund and raise awareness for children’s healthy development every day on the roads.

Pinwheels for Prevention

Pinwheels represent the great childhoods all children deserve. Plant a pinwheel garden for Child Abuse Prevention Month in April!

Latest News

Prevent Child Abuse NC (PCANC) launched a new public awareness campaign to engage North Carolinians in building caring connections. Every day connections are more important... read more
Silhouettes of Business People Discussing Business Issues Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) announces the election of its fiscal year 2019-2020 executive officers: Jed Hysong,... read more
Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) announced the appointments of Audrey Kemp Curry, DDS, MPH; Ilina Ewen; Katherine Vail Pope; Susan Scott; and Catherine Williamson-Hardy,... read more

From The Blog

Posted: December 13, 2019 By: Claire Veazey, Prevent Child Abuse NC Development Director Meet Jessica Coates, one of our monthly donors!  During this month of... read more
Posted: November 21, 2019 By: Lance Goller M.P.A., Research Administrator at MAHEC, Asheville, Bernstein Fellow Graduate 2017-2019 In 2017 I began the Bernstein Community Health Leadership... read more
By: Sharon Hirsch, Prevent Child Abuse NC President & CEO Posted: November 18, 2019 Child sexual abuse IS preventable and biology is not destiny. Our... read more