PAN Member Spotlight: Ginger Espino, SAFEchild

In the PAN Member Spotlight monthly series, hear from Prevent Child Abuse NC’s (PCANC) PAN members, learn about their work, and what inspires them and their partnership with PCANC to help build safe, stable, nurturing environments in North Carolina!

For our fourth PAN Member Spotlight, we introduce Ginger Espino, MSW, Community Engagement and Training Coordinator at SAFEchild, a child abuse prevention agency in Raleigh, NC. As a PAN member, Espino embodies the importance and prevalence of Protective Factors that help strengthen families and prevent abuse from ever occurring in Wake County.

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2021 Learning & Leadership Summit Keynote Announcement

Prevent Child Abuse NC’s (PCANC) 2021 Learning & Leadership Virtual Summit: Investing Upstream – Prioritizing Prevention will feature two keynote presentations to help move our work in child maltreatment prevention to the next level – upstream! Get to know our keynotes today!

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PAN Member Spotlight: Myca Jeter, Access Family Services

For our third PAN Member Spotlight, we introduce Myca Jeter, Foster Care Director at Access Family Services. Jeter has worked in child welfare for over 17 years and can’t remember a time without Pinwheels for Prevention, child abuse prevention walks and awareness activities, or dedicating her work to improving the lives of NC’s children and families! Get to know more about her below!

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St. Stephen Congregation: Giving Thanks and Giving Back to the Families of NC

The holidays are looking a lot different this year, but that is not stopping congregants at St. Stephen A.M.E. Church in Wilmington, North Carolina, from working together to build a stronger community within New Hanover County. Reverend Thomas O. Nixon noted that he started a Thanksgiving Day worship service 25 years ago, a tradition he has brought to every church, with the purpose of bringing to light what the day should truly reflect – giving thanks and helping others in need within the community.

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PAN Member Spotlight: Jessica Stokes, NC Council of Churches

Posted: October 27, 2020 In the Prevention Action Network (PAN) Member Spotlight monthly series, hear from Prevent Child Abuse NC’s (PCANC) PAN members, learn about their work, and what inspires them and their partnership with PCANC to help build safe, stable,...

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Supporting agencies well into COVID-19

Posted: June 26, 2020 By: Anne Korfas, Prevent Child Abuse NC Philanthropy Associate As we continue to navigate the uncertainty of COVID-19, providing support to our partner agencies and the families they work with remains a main priority. Stacey Cunningham,...

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Posted: June 24, 2020 Contributed by: Julie, a Prevent Child Abuse NC donor Meet Julie! She is a Clinical Research Coordinator at UNC and new donor to Prevent Child Abuse NC. When we learned that Julie’s gift came from part of the COVID-19 stimulus check she received...

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Turning lemons into shamrocks

Over the years, Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) has been incredibly fortunate to have ongoing partnerships with local Kappa Delta chapters. One of the national sorority’s philanthropic efforts is focused on child abuse prevention, and a significant part of their fundraising efforts take place each spring when Kappa Delta chapters host a “Shamrock” event.

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Educators, Essential Workers & Volunteers: Help Keep Kids Safe

North Carolina law requires all adults to report suspected child maltreatment. Times of crisis puts families under great stress and can lead to significant increases in the risk of child maltreatment. North Carolina is experiencing a rise in both domestic violence and child abuse cases as families are socially isolated and the unemployment rate skyrockets. With stay-at-home orders in place, children may not have much interaction with any adults outside their home. But anyone who interacts with children or families in any capacity can help protect children from the increased risk of child maltreatment.

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 All children deserve to grow up in safe and nurturing environments.

 TOGETHER, we CAN Prevent Child Abuse, NC!