Community Prevention Action Plans

Building Community Prevention Action Plans

North Carolina’s Early Childhood Action Plan (ECAP) serves as NC’s Child Abuse Prevention Plan. In 2019, Prevent Child Abuse NC (PCANC) partnered with the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) to align the ECAP with community based child abuse prevention plans, now known as Community Prevention Action Plans (CPAPs).

Prevent Child Abuse NC offers support to interested community members who want to build CPAPs. The CPAPs are based on the Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework and are built by community members across all sectors. The stated mission of the plans is to educate, empower, and support communities to implement effective child abuse and neglect prevention strategies so every child grows up in a safe, stable, nurturing environment.

nORTH cAROLINA’S COMPLETED COMMUNITY PREVENTION ACTION PLANS

Community Planning Toolbox

To build a successful Community Prevention Action Plan, a community needs access to various resources. Through the years, PCANC, with the help of many partners including the Colorado Department of Human Services Office of Early Childhood, developed tools for communities to make local planning and community engagement easier.

These resources and tools are now available to any community interested in planning work for FREE!

View the Child Maltreatment Prevention Framework Tools for additional resources.

Become a Connections Matter Trainer

Register for our Train the Trainer opportunity to bring Connections Matter to your community!

Free Online Trainings

Take our free, online trainings: Recognizing and Responding to Suspicions of Child Maltreatment and What is Prevention!

CPAP COUNTY PAGES

We are currently building plans in partnership with Clay, Transylvania, Onslow, Pitt, Cumberland, and Bladen, Columbus & Robeson Counties. Learn more about what each site prioritized by visiting their CPAP county pages.

Bladen, Robeson, Columbus Counties

Clay County

Transylvania County

Onslow County

Pitt County

Cumberland County

CPAP CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Current CPAP counties can use this calendar to stay up to date on events related to their planning work:

Do you want to learn more about building a CPAP in your community? Contact Suzanne Metcalf at smetcalf@preventchildabusenc.org to discuss the first steps you can take toward building a safer community for all families.