7 Simple Ways to Show Support During Child Abuse Prevention Month

By: Kristie Demers, Prevent Child Abuse NC Communications Coordinator Posted: March 2018 As I’m sure you already know, April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. It is a time to honor the children we are raising today by creating a movement that will build safe, stable, nurturing homes and communities in North Carolina for years to come.   It is a time to celebrate the great childhoods all children deserve. It is a time to recognize where we have been, where we want to go, and what it will take to get there. It is a time to ask yourself, “What...
A letter from our immediate past board chair

A letter from our immediate past board chair

By: Jes Averhart, Prevent Child Abuse NC Immediate Past Board Chair Date Posted: September 27, 2019 In many ways fate conspires with action to lead you into work that is both unexpected and meaningful. I found myself at this intersection in 2013 when I was invited to serve on the board of Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC). As the daughter of a loving and nurturing single mom and the mother of a teenage son (who is adored), the notion of strong, informed parenting struck me as a ‘no brainer’; and before my work with PCANC, I would have considered...
A message from Prevent Child Abuse NC on child separations at the US border

A message from Prevent Child Abuse NC on child separations at the US border

By: Sharon Hirsch, Prevent Child Abuse NC President & CEO Posted: September 13, 2019 This message was sent to the NC congressional delegation, urging them to take action to prevent children from being separated from their parents at the border and to keep the well being of children paramount when parents are detained for immigration violations at the border and in their communities. Neuroscience makes it clear that childhood experiences lay the foundation for the quality of brain development, health and prosperity into adulthood.  Children who grow up in safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments have the best opportunity to...
Explore Our New Website Design and Features

Explore Our New Website Design and Features

By: Kris Demers, Prevent Child Abuse NC Communications Manager Date Posted: July 19, 2019 We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new website! After 10+ months of hard work through one of our busiest years, we’re pleased to officially share the new features of our freshly-designed website, with help from our friends at Big Boom Design. We launched this new website to better serve you, the steadfast child advocates working in so many different ways to improve outcomes for children and families across North Carolina. It’s a little gift to North Carolina’s families, our donors, supporters, Prevention Action...
Creating a Child Welfare System from Scratch: Lessons for Uzbekistan

Creating a Child Welfare System from Scratch: Lessons for Uzbekistan

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Four Things to Expect from the #PCANCSummit

Here at Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina, we’re thrilled to be a co-presenter with NC Department of Health and Human Services to host our biennial Learning and Leadership Summit: Connections Matter for Prevention in Raleigh, NC. Some of our top reasons to attend the #PCANCSummit include: over 350 attendees, 40 educational breakout sessions, 19 exhibitors, valuable networking, and the chance to hear from nationally recognized speakers. Whether you’ve already bought your tickets or are still trying to decide if you should register, we made a list of the four things to expect from the #PCANCSummit on March 5-6, 2019 at the McKimmon Conference and Training...