The first time I heard about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) was in a committee meeting about childhood and community resilience. I had worked with youth and families for over a decade as a family educator, behavior specialist and autism professional but the wording and acronym, ACEs, were new to me. Once I learned what specific experiences were included in the conversation around ACEs, I immediately thought about the number of ACEs I experienced in my childhood. I would later find out that I was not the only person in the room whose mind went there.
We believe that prevention is only possible because of the people that give their time, energy and resources to make it happen. Our supporters make our work possible and we are so grateful. Meet Dennette – a mom, preschool owner and teacher, blogger and a Prevent Child Abuse NC donor. Continuing with our spotlight on some of our supporters to learn more about their passions and personal connections, Dennette was kind enough to share why she supports prevention and the work that Prevent Child Abuse NC does for families.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.