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Upcoming Family Events & Support

Upcoming Family Events & Support

Click on the events and resources below to learn more about what's going on in the community. Check back monthly as we update with new opportunities and events! Not finding what you're looking for? Use the FREE FindHelp search bar on our Support for Families and Communities page. Ongoing- Summer 2024 SUN Bucks Program in North Carolina- Beginning this summer, SUN Bucks will provide families with a one-time payment of $120 in food assistance benefits per eligible child. Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)- LIHEAP helps individuals and families maintain safe and healthy indoor temperatures by helping people pay...
Community Partner Spotlight: Kellin Foundation Hope Hub

Community Partner Spotlight: Kellin Foundation Hope Hub

“We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say, “It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.” Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.”  --Mister Rogers Prevent. Treat. Heal. That is a part of the mission of the Kellin Foundation Hope Hub headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina. Creating a space for families to not just receive the resources they need, but to also receive any additional support such as therapeutic counseling, housing, mentoring, and more is truly vital to...
Community Partner Spotlight: SAFEchild

Community Partner Spotlight: SAFEchild

Published April 19, 2024 By: LouMecia Staton, PCANC Community Relations Manager At Positive Childhood Alliance North Carolina (PCANC), formerly Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina, we recognize the power of collaboration in achieving better outcomes for our communities and celebrate the partners who work to nurture positive childhoods throughout the year. It is with great privilege that we shine the spotlight on SAFEchild, our esteemed inaugural Community Partner Spotlight. Founded by the Junior League of Raleigh, SAFEchild has been making an impact in Wake County to provide a variety of resources and support to children and families for over 30 years....
Promoting Positive Childhoods: Why Sparing the Rod is Good for Child Development

Promoting Positive Childhoods: Why Sparing the Rod is Good for Child Development

Published April 16, 2024 As an organization dedicated to nurturing positive childhoods for all, Positive Childhood Alliance North Carolina (formerly Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina) strongly opposes any form of violence against children, including corporal punishment in our schools. Abolishing statutes permitting physical discipline in North Carolina schools aligns with scientific evidence that underscores its adverse impact on a child’s development and ultimately, our state’s future prosperity. Our stance echoes the sentiments of the American Academy of Pediatrics, which emphasizes the detrimental long-term effects of corporal punishment on children's behavior, mental health, cognitive development and educational outcomes – all of...
Building Hopeful Futures: Six Actionable Ways to Recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month 2024 

Building Hopeful Futures: Six Actionable Ways to Recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month 2024 

Date: April 3, 2024 By: Ashley Cooper, Prevent Child Abuse NC Communications Associate April is a month of renewal, not just in nature but also in our collective commitment to supporting the well-being of our children. Building healthy communities takes work and we’re all responsible for ensuring all children have positive experiences by helping families access the resources and support they need in their communities, when they need it.  Each day presents an opportunity to lay the groundwork for a brighter tomorrow. Positive Childhood Alliance North Carolina (PCANC), formerly Prevent Child Abuse NC, works alongside our partners, families and communities...
Introducing a New Pinwheel Ordering Process for NC Partners

Introducing a New Pinwheel Ordering Process for NC Partners

Shining in the sun, the pinwheel is reflective of the bright, happy and carefree childhoods we want all children to have. In 2008 Prevent Child Abuse America introduced the Pinwheels for Prevention® campaign. What their research showed, and what our experiences since then have reinforced, is that people respond positively to the symbol of the pinwheel, which represent childlike whimsy and lightheartedness and our vision for a world where all children grow up happy, healthy, and prepared to succeed in supportive families and communities. For the past 14 years, organizations, businesses and individuals, like you, have used the pinwheel symbol...