Help Me Celebrate Nurturing Positive Childhoods!

Help Me Celebrate Nurturing Positive Childhoods!

By Sharon Hirsch, PCANC President & CEO August 9, 2022 Play. Riding bikes in our neighborhood, climbing trees, playing Hide-and-Go-Seek and Kick the Can are some of the first things that come to my mind when I think about my childhood.  I was fortunate to grow up in a small town where many families on our block knew me and my siblings. We could go from house to house knowing our friends’ parents would take care of us, and our schoolteachers were our neighbors, too. Without realizing how foundational it was, my family had a rich network of social connections...
Making Prevention a Priority: A Thank You to Sen. Burr and Rep. Foxx

Making Prevention a Priority: A Thank You to Sen. Burr and Rep. Foxx

By Melea Rose-Waters The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) is due to be reauthorized by Congress. CAPTA is foundational to the prevention, intervention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. While the majority of federal dollars for child abuse and neglect support foster care services, which intervene well after a problem has occurred and a child must be removed from their family, CAPTA supports front-end services that prevent system involvement and keep families together whenever safely possible.  North Carolina is home to two champions for CAPTA – Senator Richard Burr and Representative Virginia Foxx. In July 2022, 63...
We’re Still Here Supporting Communities in Strengthening NC Families

We’re Still Here Supporting Communities in Strengthening NC Families

By: Kris Demers, Prevent Child Abuse NC Communications Manager All children need safe, stable, nurturing environments and relationships to thrive. Science tells us that positive experiences and caring connections are vital in creating healthy brains that form a sturdy foundation for children’s future development. We all have a chance, every day, to nurture the supportive relationships everyone needs to build resilience - at any age. But the COVID-19 pandemic put many families under great stress, like economic insecurity and social isolation. The caring connections that parents and children would confide in, learn from, vent to, laugh with, lean on, and...
We’re Still Here, Offering Invaluable Training to Prevent Child Maltreatment

We’re Still Here, Offering Invaluable Training to Prevent Child Maltreatment

By: Elizabeth Fowler, Prevent Child Abuse NC Communications Associate  Recognizing the signs of child maltreatment, knowing how to report suspicions of abuse or neglect, and understanding the upstream approach to prevention are crucial aspects to ensuring that all children grow up in safe, stable, nurturing environments. That’s why Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) proudly offers two free online trainings that are open to the public. Thanks to funding from the NC Division of Social Services and generous donor support, our “Recognizing and Responding to Suspicions of Child Maltreatment” and “What is Prevention?” trainings equip prevention professionals, leaders, policymakers, and community...
We’re Still Here Thanks to Dedicated Professionals like Ginny Liverance

We’re Still Here Thanks to Dedicated Professionals like Ginny Liverance

By: Sharon Hirsch, Prevent Child Abuse NC President & CEO August 15, 2007 feels like a lifetime ago, but it’s the first day Ginny Liverance began working for Prevent Child Abuse NC as our Administrative Assistant.  Since that time, Ginny has been the person who greets you on the phone, answers our general emails keeps all of our operations running smoothly and helps to support our Board.  From meeting logistics and drafting minutes, to making sure we have our supplies, Ginny has made it easier for the rest of our team to focus on training, coaching, raising awareness, evaluating our...
We’re Still Here Building Community Prevention Action Plans

We’re Still Here Building Community Prevention Action Plans

By: Kris Demers, Prevent Child Abuse NC Communications Manager In 2020, Prevent Child Abuse NC received a grant from The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust to create the first Tri-County Regional Community Prevention Action Plan in North Carolina.  The plan is to improve coordination within and between systems to enhance care for people impacted by adverse experiences and to build resilience in Southeastern NC. Child Maltreatment: A Preventable, Community Problem Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw families face additional stressors like financial insecurity and isolation from the caring connections in their lives. Parental stress and social isolation are both risk...

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