Vision, Mission, & Guiding Principles


All North Carolina’s children will lead purposeful lives through growing up in nurturing families and supportive communities.


Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina supports the development of safe, stable, nurturing relationships for children in their families and communities to prevent child abuse and neglect.


We believe every child deserves a safe, nurturing, healthy home environment.

We believe parents with effective parenting skills, support and resources create strong families and healthy, happy children.

We believe adults have an obligation to help, care for and invest in children.

We believe all families deserve our honor and respect.

We believe strategies to assist families should be innovative, tested by science and research, and have high and positive impact.

We believe solutions are most effective when they are operated with state and local partners in a collaborative relationship with sustainable support.

We believe investment in safe, nurturing relationships and positive futures for children is essential for North Carolina’s prosperity.

We believe PCANC has an obligation to be true to our values, professional, accountable, and transparent.