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...
Connecting the Dots: Child Care, Child Maltreatment Prevention and a Thriving Economy – Part 1: What is ECE and Why Should We Invest In It?

Connecting the Dots: Child Care, Child Maltreatment Prevention and a Thriving Economy – Part 1: What is ECE and Why Should We Invest In It?

Posted: August 24, 2020 By: Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina and Child Care Services Association  This is the first blog post of a three-part blog series. Read Part 2 of this series: The ECE Role in Preventing Child Maltreatment - And Why it is Critical During the Pandemic Read Part 3 of this series: Why ECE Builds Strong Families As our lives are rocked by the repercussions of COVID-19, children are learning at home, relationships are disrupted and parents are juggling parenting and work. Many parents are working from home. Others must leave home to keep their jobs. Access to...
Socially Distant but Together in Prioritizing Prevention – 5 Factors 5k Goes VIRTUAL

Socially Distant but Together in Prioritizing Prevention – 5 Factors 5k Goes VIRTUAL

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to reimagine what events look like moving forward, and Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina’s (PCANC) 5 Factors 5K is no exception! With a high likelihood of social distancing restrictions still being in place in October, we have decided to shift our 5k to a virtual platform this year. Though we’re disappointed to not be able to gather in person at Dorothea Dix Park like last year, the 5 Factors (virtual) 5K is an opportunity to recruit participants from across the entire state and raise even more awareness of the role we all play in...