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

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) is proud to welcome three new members, Vernisha Crawford, Tanya Armour and Bill Goebel, to the board of directors.... read more
Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) is proud to welcome Ashley Alvord as Capacity Building Director. Alvord has a strong background in child and family... read more
Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) is proud to welcome Crystal Kelly as Vice President of Programs and Policy. Kelly joins PCANC with over 20... read more

From The Blog

By Sharon Hirsch, PCANC President & CEO August 9, 2022 Play. Riding bikes in our neighborhood, climbing trees, playing Hide-and-Go-Seek and Kick the Can are... read more
By Melea Rose-Waters The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) is due to be reauthorized by Congress. CAPTA is foundational to the prevention, intervention... read more
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

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!