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 Center.

Worthy Workshops

With the ever-changing policy landscape, the latest trends and research on children’s healthy development, and the importance of positive connections, it can be challenging to keep ahead of the curve. At the #PCANCSummit, we offer insight into the latest research, strategies for increasing protective factors, effective implementation, public awareness, and advocacy. These skills are necessary to support and strengthen families in your community, activate support for effective prevention practice, and engage all members of society in promoting what works in effective child maltreatment prevention and treatment.

Launch Community Child Abuse Prevention Plans

You may have heard us talking about the work that’s going on in communities to build Child Abuse Prevention Plans. The Learning & Leadership Summit will serve as a springboard for local communities to begin developing a community child abuse prevention plan through the lens of a strengths-based protective factors approach. Take a deep dive into this work and get ready to take back action steps to help rally your community to build a plan to improve outcomes for children and families.

Renowned Speakers

We are pleased to have NC Secretary of Health and Human Services, Dr. Mandy Cohen, open the Summit on Tuesday, March 5th with a special welcome message for all attendees. Secretary Cohen is a mom, and among other important issues, champions building safe, stable and nurturing environments for all of North Carolina.

Reverend Dr. Darrell L. Armstrong will be our opening plenary speaker on March 5. In addition to being a father, husband and pastor, the Rev. Armstrong is a civic leader, a grassroots community organizer, a child welfare/family strengthening advocate and author.

On March 6, Dr. Bruce Perry will be our keynote speaker. Dr. Perry is the Senior Fellow of The ChildTrauma Academy and adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago. You may recognize him from last year’s 60 Minutes interview on childhood trauma with Oprah Winfrey!

Connections that Matter

We have open networking sessions to kick off each day of the Summit. Meet new partners in prevention, connect on LinkedIn, and share insight, quotes and photos from the Summit on social media with your networks using the #PCANCSummit hashtag. Visit the Connections Matter NC photo booth to get a photo taken and share what your connection is to improving outcomes for children. Get to know your fellow attendees and how they are giving back to the community!

We hope to see you in Raleigh March 5-6, 2019. Students and one day passes can still be bought online, and you can register onsite at the Summit!

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