Young children and families are facing unprecedented stress during the pandemic. Early childhood home visiting and parenting education (HVPE) provide critical supports to help address these challenges.

That’s why we’re excited to share that North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed February Parenting Education Awareness Month.

Parenting education can be delivered in a home setting (home visiting) or group setting (parenting education groups). Evidence-based parenting education, whether delivered in the home or in a group setting, has been shown to prevent child abuse and neglect before it ever occurs. Evidenced-based programs build parents’ resilience, offer support and social connections, and increase knowledge of child development, all of which benefits both children and families. In addition, as much as $5.70 is saved for every $1 invested in home visiting.

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Join the celebration of February as Parenting Education Month by sharing the news through your networks. Follow Prevent Child Abuse NC on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram and follow #HVPE4ALL on social media.

Watch and share this video of early childhood supporters, educators, and leaders reading the Parenting Education Awareness Month Proclamation!