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A Product of Positive Connections

A Product of Positive Connections

Known as “The Down 2 Earth Counselor,” Jewrine Voncile Harold-Brown is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who serves many roles for her Cumberland County community. She provides free parenting classes, mentorships, trainings, and participates in committee work. She is a proud parent of two boys, Andrew (12) and Derrick (18) and is an exceptional example of how to #BeAConnection.

2020 vision for North Carolina’s children and families

2020 vision for North Carolina’s children and families

This year Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) begins its sixth decade of working in prevention to build awareness of proven solutions, policy change, and quality program implementation to prevent child abuse from ever occurring. We have a few big goals for 2020. We know that prevention happens in partnership and we’ll need your help to achieve them…

Childhood lasts a lifetime and we’re forever grateful!

Childhood lasts a lifetime and we’re forever grateful!

At Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina, we envision a future where all children grow up in safe, stable and nurturing environments and have positive experiences with caring adults. We believe that ALL adults can be a positive connection in their community just by being their self.

Forging strong families with economic supports

Forging strong families with economic supports

As we head into a new decade, there is an opportunity for employers and policymakers to strategically improve outcomes for future generations. New science is here to lead the way as we work together in partnership to forge a new path for healthier, stronger families and communities.

Connections Matter in the classroom and beyond

Connections Matter in the classroom and beyond

Do you have someone in your life that you can trust? A person who will “go to bat” for you, or simply listen and allow you to vent? Someone who will share your joy when something wonderful happens? If you do, or perhaps even more so if you do not, you know that Connections Matter.

Investing Upstream to Honor her Family History

Investing Upstream to Honor her Family History

Meet Jessica Coates, one of our monthly donors!  During this month of gratitude we want to take this opportunity to spotlight some of our supporters to learn more about their passions and personal connections.

Building the plan: Making positive connections for Western NC

Building the plan: Making positive connections for Western NC

In 2017 I began the Bernstein Community Health Leadership Fellowship, a program of the Foundation for Health Leadership an Innovation, while working at a Federally Qualified Health Center. Shortly after I began my fellowship, I unexpectedly changed jobs and shifted to working at an organization that focused on early childhood, tasked with using a Collective Impact model to improve the health and well-being of young children in a rural county in Western North Carolina.

Child sexual abuse is preventable; Biology is not destiny

Child sexual abuse is preventable; Biology is not destiny

Child sexual abuse IS preventable and biology is not destiny. Our collective failure to focus research, policy and programs on preventing child sexual abuse is damaging children’s developing brains and bodies and is costing all of us an enormous amount of money downstream in our criminal justice, health care and other systems.

A letter from our immediate past board chair

A letter from our immediate past board chair

In many ways fate conspires with action to lead you into work that is both unexpected and meaningful. I found myself at this intersection in 2013 when I was invited to serve on the board of Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC).