News Room


For all media inquiries, please contact Kris Demers, Communications Manager, at or call 919-829-8009 ext. 619.

Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Press Releases, Opinion Editorials and Letters to the Editor

Prevent Child Abuse NC Welcomes Claire Veazey as Development Director

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) welcomes Claire Veazey as the organization’s new Development Director. Veazey will play an integral role in advancing the mission of PCANC by cultivating individual and philanthropic support, and will assume her new role effective July 22, 2019. “Claire’s experience in nonprofit philanthropic work, and child development, including a previous role where she worked with PCANC, make her uniquely qualified to lead PCANC’s philanthropic efforts,” said Sharon Hirsch, PCANC President and CEO. “Her robust experience in development, knowledge of implementation science, and outstanding relationship building skills, are assets that will benefit PCANC’s strategic growth and help us continue to improve outcomes for North Carolina’s children and families.” In her most recent role as Director of Volunteer Services for SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals, Veazey created a volunteer giving initiative that raised $30,000 in ten days. Prior to joining SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals, she served as the Project Manager for the NC Implementation Capacity for Triple P project at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at UNC Chapel Hill, which works closely with PCANC. Her past philanthropic experience includes serving on the board of directors for Healthy Girls Save the World, serving as a member of the fund development committee for Girls on the Run of the Triangle, and as a member of the Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties. Veazey holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UNC Chapel Hill and a Master of Public Health from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. She lives in Chapel Hill, NC with her overconfident cat, Kevin. “I could not be more excited to join this incredible organization and work alongside such dynamic, smart and passionate people,” Veazey said. “Prevent Child Abuse NC’s mission has always been close to my heart and I am looking forward to raising both awareness and support of this important…

read more

Prevent Child Abuse NC Receives Two Prestigious Nonprofit Ratings

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina’s (PCANC) strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it two prestigious nonprofit awards: a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, and a Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information.

read more

Sharon Hirsch: Paid family leave will save kids’ lives

All of us are spending too much money on a preventable problem: child abuse and neglect. We are paying too much on interventions and treatment after children have been abused or neglected. Child abuse and neglect cases in 2015 alone will cost the United States more than $428 billion, according to a new study.

read more