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...
PAN Member Spotlight: Jessica Stokes, NC Council of Churches

PAN Member Spotlight: Jessica Stokes, NC Council of Churches

Posted: October 27, 2020 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 second PAN Member Spotlight, we introduce Jessica Stokes, Associate Director of Partners in Health and Wholeness with a statewide focus on mental health advocacy. Partners in Health and Wholeness is a program of the North Carolina Council of Churches.  October 19th through 23rd, PCANC, Institute of Emerging Issues and NC Council of...
PAN Member Spotlight: Carmen Martell, Lead Family Support Specialist at Harnett County Partnership for Children

PAN Member Spotlight: Carmen Martell, Lead Family Support Specialist at Harnett County Partnership for Children

Posted: September 23, 2020 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 first PAN Member Spotlight, we introduce Carmen Martell, Lead Family Support Specialist at the Harnett County Partnership for Children (PFC). Martell has been with Harnett County PFC for two years and has been facilitator for Circle of Parents for one year. She lives in Cameron, NC with her husband, who is a...
Connecting the Dots: Child Care, Child Maltreatment Prevention and a Thriving Economy Part 3: Why ECE Builds Strong Families

Connecting the Dots: Child Care, Child Maltreatment Prevention and a Thriving Economy Part 3: Why ECE Builds Strong Families

Posted: August 28, 2020 By: Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina and Child Care Services Association  This is the final blog of this three-part blog series. Read Part 1: What is ECE and Why Should We Invest in it? and Part 2: The ECE Role in Preventing Child Maltreatment – and Why it is Critical During the Pandemic.  Early Care and Education (ECE) is a source of Protective Factors for children. Protective Factors are conditions in families and communities that, when present, increase the health and well-being of children and families. These attributes serve as buffers, helping parents find resources, support or...
Connecting the Dots: Child Care, Child Maltreatment Prevention and a Thriving Economy Part 3: Why ECE Builds Strong Families

Connecting the Dots: Child Care, Child Maltreatment Prevention and a Thriving Economy Part 2: The ECE Role in Preventing Child Maltreatment – and Why it is Critical During the Pandemic

Posted: August 26, 2020 By: Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina and Child Care Services Association  This is the second post of a three-part blog series. Read Part 1 of this series: What is ECE and Why Should We Invest in it? Read Part 3 of this series: Why ECE Builds Strong Families High quality Early Care and Education (ECE) programs create safe, stable, nurturing environments, proven to prevent child maltreatment. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend investing in quality child care as a key strategy to prevent child maltreatment in their Essentials for Childhood technical assistance package. Quality, affordable...