Connections Matter

Science shows us that positive connections help form healthy brain development, strong families, and supportive communities where children can thrive. Together we CAN Prevent Child Abuse, North Carolina!

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) announced the appointments of Stephen Dauchert, Beth Hunt, Shailaja Rajagopalan, and Somer Saunders to its 2021/2022 statewide board of... read more
Prevent Child Abuse NC Recognizes Two NC Legislators for Commitment to Children’s Issues Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) recently announced that Senator Sydney Batch... read more
Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina Presents Donna Stone Memorial Award Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) recently announced Dr.  Mandy Cohen, Secretary of the North... read more

From The Blog

Posted: July 20, 2021 Cross-posted from North Carolina Partnership for Children (Smart Start) Prevent Child Abuse NC (PCANC) is excited to share news about a... read more
Posted: June 30, 2021 By: Carlye Wittek, Prevent Child Abuse NC Policy Associate Severe and persistent stress can overload our ability to manage emotions. This... read more
Posted: April 30, 2021 By: Catherine Joyner, Executive Director of the Division of Public Health’s Child Abuse Prevention Leadership Team When you think about public... read more