Smart Start Releases “Building Healthy & Resilient Communities Across North Carolina” Report

Smart Start Releases “Building Healthy & Resilient Communities Across North Carolina” Report

Posted: July 20, 2021 Cross-posted from North Carolina Partnership for Children (Smart Start) Prevent Child Abuse NC (PCANC) is excited to share news about a new report from our partners at the NC Partnership for Children (NCPC) on their NC Healthy and Resilient Communities Initiative. PCANC is proud to partner in this work with PCANC Policy Director, Melea Rose-Waters, serving on the statewide leadership team and the inclusion of PCANC's Community Prevention Action Plans in their analysis. Click here to read the original blog post on NCPC's website.  NCPC has released Building Healthy & Resilient Communities Across North Carolina: One Community...
What happens when we support families through economic supports?

What happens when we support families through economic supports?

Posted: June 30, 2021 By: Carlye Wittek, Prevent Child Abuse NC Policy Associate Severe and persistent stress can overload our ability to manage emotions. This helps to explain why child abuse and neglect rates have historically increased during recessions. We also know that reducing family economic burdens and adding supports can make a huge difference, quickly. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a time when we have all experienced extreme stress and many families have struggled financially. Providing stable incomes and concrete financial supports can reduce the load on families across North Carolina. Every policy we set – from tax credits...
Child Maltreatment Prevention: A Public Responsibility

Child Maltreatment Prevention: A Public Responsibility

Posted: April 30, 2021 By: Catherine Joyner, Executive Director of the Division of Public Health’s Child Abuse Prevention Leadership Team When you think about public health, what do you envision? Maybe you think of healthy eating and exercise or washing your hands and covering your mouth when you cough. And while you would not be wrong, I encourage you to take a step back with me to look at public health’s role in preventing child maltreatment. For me, public health looks like quality time spent reading to a child, a safe and affordable roof over your head, abundant and nutritious...
Child Abuse Prevention Month 2021: 10 Ways YOU Can Be A Connection for NC’s Children

Child Abuse Prevention Month 2021: 10 Ways YOU Can Be A Connection for NC’s Children

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month (CAP Month), a national campaign with a focus on local-level advocacy through statewide initiatives. In North Carolina, Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) leads the statewide CAP Month Campaign with the belief that April is a time for all communities to come together to build caring connections, supportive environments, and positive experiences for all children. That belief is more vital than ever as families still grapple with the challenges inflicted by COVID-19 and ongoing social injustice. We know that times of crises puts families under great stress and can lead to significant increases...
PAN Member Spotlight: Ginger Espino, SAFEchild

PAN Member Spotlight: Ginger Espino, SAFEchild

Posted: February 23, 2021 By: Kris Demers, Prevent Child Abuse NC Communications Manager 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...
2021 Learning & Leadership Summit Keynote Announcement

2021 Learning & Leadership Summit Keynote Announcement

Posted: January 26, 2021 By: Kris Demers, Prevent Child Abuse NC Communications Manager  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. The Learning & Leadership Virtual Summit is a biennial statewide conference designed for anyone interested in going upstream to prevent child abuse and neglect before it ever occurs. Join us, virtually, on March 16th and 17th for the latest upstream strategies to support you in making child maltreatment prevention a priority in...