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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).

A message from Prevent Child Abuse NC on child separations at the US border

A message from Prevent Child Abuse NC on child separations at the US border

This message was sent to the NC congressional delegation, urging them to take action to prevent children from being separated from their parents at the border and to keep the well being of children paramount when parents are detained for immigration violations at the border and in their communities.

Explore Our New Website Design and Features

Explore Our New Website Design and Features

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new website! After 10+ months of hard work through one of our busiest years, we’re pleased to officially share the new features of our freshly-designed website, with help from our friends at Big Boom Design.

Creating a Child Welfare System from Scratch: Lessons for Uzbekistan

Creating a Child Welfare System from Scratch: Lessons for Uzbekistan

I recently spoke to a delegation from Uzbekistan who came to North Carolina to talk about creating a child welfare system for their country. My role was to share my perspective on ways to design a child welfare system from the start with a focus on prevention. It was an exciting opportunity to think about designing a system that begins with the end in mind and is based on the latest science about what works. All systems are designed to get the results they achieve. I encouraged them to NOT replicate our system.

Four Things to Expect from the #PCANCSummit

Here at Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina, we’re thrilled to be a co-presenter with NC Department of Health and Human Services to host our biennial Learning and Leadership Summit: Connections Matter for Prevention in Raleigh, NC.

Some of our top reasons to attend the #PCANCSummit include: over 350 attendees, 40 educational breakout sessions, 19 exhibitors, valuable networking, and the chance to hear from nationally recognized speakers. Whether you’ve already bought your tickets or are still trying to decide if you should register, we made a list of the four things to expect from the #PCANCSummit on March 5-6, 2019 at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center.

Lordy, Prevent Child Abuse NC is 40!

Lordy, Prevent Child Abuse NC is 40!

January 23, 1979 is a big day in our history.

It’s the day the North Carolina Chapter of the National Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse was established. In the late 1970’s the primary goal was to raise awareness about the fact that child abuse and neglect existed – can you imagine?

Fast forward to 2019 and that organization, now Prevent Child Abuse NC (PCANC), is investing upstream in strategies that are proven to strengthen families and help keep children safe.

But what exactly is our strategy? Two words: Capacity building.