Socially Distant but Together in Prioritizing Prevention – 5 Factors 5k Goes VIRTUAL

Socially Distant but Together in Prioritizing Prevention – 5 Factors 5k Goes VIRTUAL

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to reimagine what events look like moving forward, and Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina’s (PCANC) 5 Factors 5K is no exception! With a high likelihood of social distancing restrictions still being in place in October, we have decided to shift our 5k to a virtual platform this year. Though we’re disappointed to not be able to gather in person at Dorothea Dix Park like last year, the 5 Factors (virtual) 5K is an opportunity to recruit participants from across the entire state and raise even more awareness of the role we all play in...
Supporting agencies well into COVID-19

Supporting agencies well into COVID-19

Posted: June 26, 2020 By: Anne Korfas, Prevent Child Abuse NC Philanthropy Associate [caption id="attachment_5264" align="alignright" width="200"] Stacey Cunningham[/caption] As we continue to navigate the uncertainty of COVID-19, providing support to our partner agencies and the families they work with remains a main priority. Stacey Cunningham, Prevention Programs Specialist, supports eight agencies implementing Circle of Parents in central and eastern North Carolina. The purpose of Circle of Parents is to provide a place where parents can connect with and learn from each other while building the protective factors that reduce the risk of abuse and neglect. As with all the...
DONOR SPOTLIGHT: JULIE DONATES PART OF COVID-19 STIMULUS CHECK

DONOR SPOTLIGHT: JULIE DONATES PART OF COVID-19 STIMULUS CHECK

Posted: June 24, 2020 Contributed by: Julie, a Prevent Child Abuse NC donor Meet Julie! She is a Clinical Research Coordinator at UNC and new donor to Prevent Child Abuse NC. When we learned that Julie’s gift came from part of the COVID-19 stimulus check she received this spring, we were so touched by her generosity and wanted to know more about her. "I moved to North Carolina in 2017 from Boston where I worked as Director of a Children’s Therapeutic After School Program. While this position was rewarding, it was also heartbreaking to know that most of the kids...
Now More Than Ever, Remaining Anchored in Prevention, Responsive to Needs

Now More Than Ever, Remaining Anchored in Prevention, Responsive to Needs

Posted: June 19, 2020 By: Jed Hysong, CPA, Prevent Child Abuse NC Board Chair Serving as Board Chair of Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) during this stressful time has been a humbling reminder for me of our shared humanity and vulnerability.  Like all families in North Carolina, my family and I have experienced feelings of uncertainty, frustration, and sorrow.  However, I remain anchored in deep gratitude for, and trust in, the mission of PCANC and how it ties us all together. I am grateful for the resilience, creativity, and quick action of the PCANC leadership and staff as they...
Turning lemons into shamrocks

Turning lemons into shamrocks

Posted: May 1, 2020 By: Anne Korfas, Prevent Child Abuse NC Philanthropy Associate Over the years, Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) has been incredibly fortunate to have ongoing partnerships with local Kappa Delta chapters. One of the national sorority’s philanthropic efforts is focused on child abuse prevention, and a significant part of their fundraising efforts take place each spring when Kappa Delta chapters host a “Shamrock” event. Shamrock events are opportunities designed to bring the community together in a large group activity, such as a 5k race. PCANC is privileged to be the recipient of many of these Shamrock...
Educators, Essential Workers & Volunteers: Help Keep Kids Safe

Educators, Essential Workers & Volunteers: Help Keep Kids Safe

Posted: April 14, 2020 By: Kris Demers, Prevent Child Abuse NC Communications Manager Teachers, counselors, health care professionals, mail carriers, grocery store clerks, volunteers, child care professionals, bank tellers, bus and railway drivers, truck drivers, restaurant workers, food delivery drivers, and other delivery drivers - among others - are essential right now in more ways than one. North Carolina law requires all adults to report suspected child maltreatment. Times of crisis puts families under great stress and can lead to significant increases in the risk of child maltreatment. North Carolina is experiencing a rise in both domestic violence and child...