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...
PAN Member Spotlight: Myca Jeter, Access Family Services

PAN Member Spotlight: Myca Jeter, Access Family Services

Posted: November 30, 2020 By: Kris Demers, Prevent Child Abuse NC Communications Manager  In the Prevention Action Network (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 third PAN Member Spotlight, we introduce Myca Jeter, Foster Care Director at Access Family Services. Jeter has worked in child welfare for over 17 years and can't remember a time without Pinwheels for Prevention, child abuse prevention walks and awareness activities, or...
St. Stephen Congregation: Giving Thanks and Giving Back to the Families of NC

St. Stephen Congregation: Giving Thanks and Giving Back to the Families of NC

Posted: November 30, 2020 By: Anne Korfas, Prevent Child Abuse NC Annual Giving Manager  The holidays are looking a lot different this year, but that is not stopping congregants at St. Stephen A.M.E. Church in Wilmington, North Carolina, from working together to build a stronger community within New Hanover County. Reverend Thomas O. Nixon noted that he started a Thanksgiving Day worship service 25 years ago, a tradition he has brought to every church, with the purpose of bringing to light what the day should truly reflect - giving thanks and helping others in need within the community. During the service, congregants are invited to participate in an offering dedicated to a specific need. “The offering has never been kept to be...