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

Date: March 31, 2021 Published by: NC Department of Health & Human Services and Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina Highlighting the importance of healthy, caring... read more
Date published: March 25, 2021 April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time for communities to come together to build caring connections, supportive environments, and positive experiences for all... read more
Young children and families are facing unprecedented stress during the pandemic. Early childhood home visiting and parenting education (HVPE) provide critical supports to help address... read more

From The Blog

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
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month (CAP Month), a national campaign with a focus on local-level advocacy through statewide initiatives. In North Carolina, Prevent... read more
Posted: February 23, 2021 By: Kris Demers, Prevent Child Abuse NC Communications Manager In the PAN Member Spotlight monthly series, hear from Prevent Child Abuse... read more