Connections Matter

The connections we make in life profoundly impact the brain’s healthy development and our abilities to cope and thrive. Learn how YOU can be a connection to help children thrive!

Let’s Make Prevention a Priority.

Advocating for prevention. Building community capacity. Raising awareness. Prevent Child Abuse NC ensures that prevention is a priority in North Carolina and that all communities have the knowledge, skills, and resources to prevent child abuse and neglect at the local level.

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.

Recognizing & Reporting Child Maltreatment

North Carolina law requires all adults to report suspected child maltreatment.

Connections Matter NC

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

Latest News

April 1, 2022 RALEIGH — Recognizing the importance of caring connections, supportive environments and positive experiences for all children and families, Governor Roy Cooper declared... read more
While every season is a new opportunity to build sturdy foundations for children, April is Child Abuse Prevention Month (CAP Month) and we ALL have... read more
Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) is pleased to announce the promotion of Christy Bradsher as the organization’s new Vice President for Finance and Administration... read more

From The Blog

By: Kris Demers, Prevent Child Abuse NC Communications Manager All children need safe, stable, nurturing environments and relationships to thrive. Science tells us that positive... read more
By: Elizabeth Fowler, Prevent Child Abuse NC Communications Associate  Recognizing the signs of child maltreatment, knowing how to report suspicions of abuse or neglect, and understanding... read more
By: Sharon Hirsch, Prevent Child Abuse NC President & CEO August 15, 2007 feels like a lifetime ago, but it’s the first day Ginny Liverance... read more

Before you go, please consider giving the gift of safe childhoods. 


 All children deserve to grow up in safe and nurturing environments.

 TOGETHER, we CAN Prevent Child Abuse, NC!