We’re Still Here Fostering Connections and Building Capacity with the Statewide Prevention Action Network

We’re Still Here Fostering Connections and Building Capacity with the Statewide Prevention Action Network

By: Elizabeth Fowler, Prevent Child Abuse NC Communications Associate It is no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic brought a whirlwind of unexpected changes to everyone’s lives, including North Carolina professionals who support children and families. The adjustment from in-person activities to virtual interactions and adaptation to our new reality were difficult obstacles to overcome, but Prevent Child Abuse NC’s Prevention Action Network Members have shown that they are still here and still growing. [caption id="attachment_9953" align="alignright" width="198"] Peter Bagley, Executive Director, Children's Homes of Cleveland County[/caption] Membership of the Prevention Action Network offers various opportunities for individuals and agencies to...

We’re Still Here Guiding Agencies During This Challenging Time

By: Anne Korfas, Annual Giving Manager Last year we highlighted one of our partner agencies and their efforts to guide families with children during the COVID-19 lockdown. The pandemic changed how many parenting support programs deliver services, including moving from in-person groups to online platforms. Nearly two years into this pandemic, family support agencies are STILL HERE, partnering with Prevent Child Abuse NC (PCANC) to help families and individuals navigate the challenges of parenthood. For eight years, Albemarle Alliance for Children and Families (AACF) has worked with PCANC to learn how to effectively implement Triple P, The Incredible Years, and...
St. Stephen A.M.E.: Still Prioritizing Prevention and Still Offering Love

St. Stephen A.M.E.: Still Prioritizing Prevention and Still Offering Love

By: Kris Demers, Prevent Child Abuse NC Communications Manager All children need safe, stable, nurturing environments, positive experiences, and caring connections to thrive. During the challenges inflicted by COVID-19, we’re reminded that one of the most important ingredients to a thriving community is connection. It’s been a year since we introduced you to St. Stephen A.M.E. Church in Wilmington, North Carolina, and our friend Reverend Thomas Nixon. In 2020, Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina’s (PCANC) Partnership Engagement Manager, Tracey O’Neal, met Reverend Nixon during a meeting with ONE Christian Network. After hearing about PCANC’s unique mission to ensure that child...
Kappa Deltas Fundraising Efforts Starting Strong with In-Person Events Once Again!

Kappa Deltas Fundraising Efforts Starting Strong with In-Person Events Once Again!

Posted: October 22, 2021 By: Anne Korfas, Prevent Child Abuse NC Annual Giving Manager Our Kappa Delta (KD) partners are in full swing of their school year, adjusting to the newness of attending in-person classes once again! Classes, homework, and other commitments have not stopped them from hitting the ground running with their fundraising and awareness efforts for child abuse prevention. As always, they continue to amaze us with their dedication and commitment, collectively raising $133,673 over the years for the families and children of North Carolina.  On October 1st, the Wake Forest University (WFU) KDs opened the doors at the Millennium Center, welcoming 350 family...
Faith Communities Building Connections that Matter 

Faith Communities Building Connections that Matter 

Posted: September 16, 2021 By: Tracey O'Neal, Prevent Child Abuse NC Partnership Engagement Manager Did you know that the positive social connections we make can rewire the neural pathways of our brains which can reduce the effects of stress and build resilience? One caring supportive adult in a child’s life can make all the difference. It’s back-to-school time here in North Carolina, yet uncertainty can linger for educators, parents, and children as we continue to navigate through the global pandemic. One faith leader in Wilmington, NC saw this as an opportunity to build connections with families and children.  Reverend Barnett...
Vibrant, Thriving Families: Moving Upstream to Primary Prevention in NC

Vibrant, Thriving Families: Moving Upstream to Primary Prevention in NC

Posted: September 7, 2021 By: Nina Tracy, Prevent Child Abuse NC Policy Associate   In the early years of life, children are building the foundation for their brains and bodies—forming more than a million neural connections every second from birth to age three. Lifetimes of lived experiences and decades of research have proven that adversity in childhood can have profound and lasting impacts on lifelong health and well-being. However, we now also know that these potentially harmful outcomes caused by toxic stress are not set in stone and can be prevented. When our goal is for children and their families to thrive, living happy and healthy lives, it does not...

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