The Child Advocacy Center (CAC) is hosting a Community Child Abuse Prevention Breakfast to promote the idea that when children have great childhoods, our state will prosper. The breakfast will be held on Friday, November 4, from 8 – 9 a.m., at Lafayette Baptist Church, 501 Hope Mills Road in Fayetteville, NC.
Sharon Hirsch, President and CEO of Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina, will speak about how it takes a village to prevent child abuse. Hirsch has more than 25 years of experience in nonprofit and government agency management, including previous leadership roles with the Durham County Department of Social Services and the NC Association of County Directors of Social Services.
“We can make a positive impact on the future prosperity of our state by preventing child abuse and neglect today,” said Hirsch. “It’s essential for every adult in our community to do what they can to support families so children can grow up to become healthy, successful adults.”
“The purpose of the breakfast is to bring people to the table who do not hear about the societal problem of child abuse on an ongoing, day-to-day basis,” said Faith Boehmer, Volunteer and Prevention Coordinator at the CAC.
“I hope that staff and board members of organizations that work with children and child abuse will encourage their friends, neighbors, and the public at large to attend,” Boehmer said. “I would like to challenge our community to consider ‘What are we doing to protect our children? What policies do we have in place? Who needs to learn the steps to protect our children?’”
The public is cordially invited to attend. Pre-registration is required. To register, call the Child Advocacy Center at (910) 486-9700. The fee to participate is $10 and includes breakfast.