COVID-19 Update: Keeping our children, families & communities safe

COVID-19 Update: Keeping our children, families & communities safe

Posted: March 17, 2020 By: Sharon Hirsch, Prevent Child Abuse NC President & CEO Friends, We recognize how stressful these uncertain times can be and thank you for your focus on the work. Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) is weighing the possible impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on our partners, the children and families they serve, and our team. We have also been closely following the international and national information about the virus and regularly monitoring the NC Department of Health and Human Service (DHHS) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) websites for the most up-to-date information. In...
COVID-19 and lack of paid sick leave: Child safety a concern

COVID-19 and lack of paid sick leave: Child safety a concern

Posted: March 6, 2020 By: Sharon Hirsch, Prevent Child Abuse NC President & CEO Sick leave is not a right for approximately one quarter of American workers.  More than half in service industries, required to report to their workplace and likely to meet the public, have no sick leave. Service jobs are among the lowest paid. Parents with economic means to take time off to care for children or their own health are less likely to abuse or neglect their children. The CDC recommends family-friendly workplace policies, including paid leave, to prevent child maltreatment. With the rising concerns about COVID-19,...

Turning the Tide with Catholic Charities of the Tar River

Posted: March 5, 2020 Guest Blog By: Liz McDowell, BSW, Catholic Charities' Program Director We are quickly approaching our Turning the Tide event in April where Board members, Zeke Bridges and Thomas Moore, head to the Tar River increasing prevention awareness on the eastern side of the state.  During this time leading up to the big day, we want to celebrate agencies and people who are making a positive impact on families and children in the area.  Meet Catholic Charites of the Tar River!  Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) provides support to this agency which offers local families services...

Connecting for Prevention: We are more than our ACE score

Posted: February 23, 2020 Guest Blog By: Emily Ragland, North Carolina State University Graduate Assistant, M.S. Candidate Youth, Family and Community Science Program, Family Life Educator 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...
Donor Spotlight: Dennette donates to build strong families

Donor Spotlight: Dennette donates to build strong families

Posted: February 10, 2020 By: Dennette Bailey, a Prevent Child Abuse NC donor 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...
A Product of Positive Connections

A Product of Positive Connections

Posted:January 27, 2020 By: Nadia Moreta, Prevent Child Abuse NC Partnership Engagement Manager [caption id="attachment_4241" align="alignleft" width="303"] Photo By: Gabriel Swinney Photography[/caption] 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. Trained as a Connections Matter trainer back in July 2019, Brown has conducted several Connections Matter trainings using the...