You Can #BeAConnection | Prevent Child Abuse NC

You Can #BeAConnection

You can #BeAConnection to help make great childhoods happen! Learn how you can #BeAConnection in your community!

Get Inspired to #BeAConnection: 


Plant a virtual pinwheel in a digital pinwheel garden! Shining in the sun, pinwheels represent the carefree, healthy and happy childhoods that all children deserve.

Visit our Child Abuse Prevention Month Toolkit for free tips, tools and resources to help you recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month in April.

Purchase a Kids First License Plate to raise awareness of the great childhoods all children deserve on the roads. $15 of every $25 plate purchase goes back to local communities in the form of grants to agencies and programs working to prevent child abuse and neglect.



Share your story! People don’t need to have special skills or be a certain kind of person to help make great childhoods happen—all they have to be is willing. From a couple in Kernersville who purchased their very own Kids First License Plates – to a noodle bar manager in Raleigh who started an annual fundraiser to give back to NC’s children and families – there are many ways to be a positive connection in your community! Tell us your story about yourself or someone else who is a positive connection by filling out the form at the bottom of this page or emailing


Learn more about Connections Matter NC Trainings.  Everyone should know that fostering caring relationships with the children, families, and adults in our lives matters for developing healthy brains, supportive relationships, and thriving communities.

Join the Prevention Action Network. Joining the Prevention Action Network gives you or your agency access to trainings, research, and statistics, as well as a network of other professionals and citizens who are also committed to ensuring all of North Carolina’s children and families remain strong.

Take our free, online trainings: Recognizing & Responding to Suspicions of Child Maltreatment and What is Prevention? PCANC is dedicated to making sure North Carolina’s citizens and professionals have the most effective and up-to-date tools possible to prevent child abuse and neglect before it occurs.

Learn more ways to #BeAConnection. This checklist has dozens of ways to be a positive connection in your community every day!