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NC Family Resource Center Network

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Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) works to ensure the prevention of child maltreatment is a priority in North Carolina and and all communities have the knowledge, support and resources to prevent child abuse and neglect. PCANC’s strategic plan is centered around accomplishing this by building and sustaining the Protective Factors in communities across the state.

Family Resource Center (FRC) Networks provide increased connectedness, coordination, cooperation, and collaboration amongst members​, training and technical assistance​, advocacy, policy, and legislation, and ​maintain a shared data tracking system. Given the potential of FRCs to increase protective factors against child abuse and neglect, PCANC was funded by The Duke Endowment in 2021 to conduct a Landscape Analysis to explore the needs of FRCs, opportunities to support them.

In the landscape analysis surveys and focus groups, FRC leaders in North Carolina expressed interest in joining a statewide network. Support needs were identified in four major areas: advocacy for funding, networking, professional development, and evaluation. Based on the report findings, PCANC guided the co-creation of the North Carolina Family Resource Center Network which was launched at the 2023 Statewide Learning & Leadership Summit.

JOIN THE NC FAMILY RESOURCE NETWORK

The North Carolina Family Resource Center Network seeks to connect Family Resource Centers from across North Carolina to both increase investments and promote best practice in family support services through advocacy and collaboration. Together, we’re improving child and family well-being in communities across the state. View the NC FRC Network Summary.

As a member of the Network, your agency will be eligible for the benefits as outlined below.

BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

  • Provide training and advocate for funding that aligns agencies in the Standards of Quality which promote positive outcomes for all families and communities in NC.
  • Consultation and peer support to integrate the Standards within your organization
  • Professional Development Opportunities (webinars and virtual trainings)
  • Building relationships with other Network leaders for mutual support and peer sharing.
  • Access relevant information, resources, and best practices, while sharing and engaging in learning opportunities.
  • Join other stakeholders to mobilize around key issues impacting families.
  • Contribute to the advancement of the Family Strengthening and Support Framework
  • Recognition as a member of the NC FRC Network-connection to Network websites and promotional materials.
  • Connection to National Family Support Network and advocacy at the local, state and national level via PCANC Network Management Staff
  • Agency membership to PCANC Prevention Action Network (includes access for agency staff & discounts)
  • Discounted tuition to PCANC’s biannual Learning & Leadership Summit included
  • Social media toolkits / example messages for use by member organizations
  • Community-facing communications (e.g., FRC network web page, membership directory, branded materials, etc.)
  • Online Resource Library
  • Quarterly Newsletters

NETWORK COMMITMENTS AND ACTIVITIES

  • Committees / Workgroups
  • Engage in one of the following Workgroups or Committees:
  • Funding / Advocacy
  • Workforce Development/Training
  • Data and Evaluation
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI)
  • Family Engagement
  • Supportive Partners
  • Steering Committee

Map of Current NC Family Resource Center Members

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For More Information

Please contact Andrea Clark, PCANC Prevention Networks Manager, by email: aclark@preventchildabusenc.org.