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2020 vision for North Carolina’s children and families

2020 vision for North Carolina’s children and families

Posted January 13, 2020 By: Sharon Hirsch, Prevent Child Abuse NC President & CEO 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: Connections Matter with policy makers. Join us this year in asking candidates for County Commissioner, City Council, state legislative, statewide and Congressional races about their platforms to support...
Childhood lasts a lifetime and we’re forever grateful!

Childhood lasts a lifetime and we’re forever grateful!

Posted December 16, 2019 By: Kris Demers, Prevent Child Abuse NC Communications Manager 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. Whether you are a member of our Prevention Action Network, a donor who supports us with monetary donations, a professional who works with children and families and leans on us for support, a partner who helps drive this critical work forward,...
Forging strong families with economic supports

Forging strong families with economic supports

Published: December 18, 2019 By: Kris Demers, Prevent Child Abuse NC Communications Manager 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. The science is clear: children who are raised in safe, stable, nurturing environments are more likely to grow up to become more productive, prosperous workers who help create supportive, healthy communities. The Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Vital Signs report,...
Connections Matter in the classroom and beyond

Connections Matter in the classroom and beyond

Posted December 17, 2019 By: Shannon McAllister, executive director of CARE Child Abuse Resource and Education, The John 3:16 Center 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. There is something that happens when we can authentically connect with someone else, sharing excitement, frustration, grief, or a myriad other feelings and experiences. Knowing...

Investing Upstream to Honor her Family History

Posted: December 13, 2019 By: Claire Veazey, Prevent Child Abuse NC Development Director 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. Jessica Coates is a Raleigh native, mom, founder of a digital forensics firm in Wake Forest and first gave to Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) in 2015. Raised by her grandparents, Jessica found PCANC when she was searching for an opportunity to give in honor of her grandmother’s memory after she passed...
Building the plan: Making positive connections for Western NC

Building the plan: Making positive connections for Western NC

Posted: November 21, 2019 By: Lance Goller M.P.A., Research Administrator at MAHEC, Asheville, Bernstein Fellow Graduate 2017-2019 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. Initially this task seemed daunting. I had never worked in...