Posted: October 27, 2020

In the Prevention Action Network (PAN) Member Spotlight monthly series, hear from Prevent Child Abuse NC’s (PCANC) PAN members, learn about their work, and what inspires them and their partnership with PCANC to help build safe, stable, nurturing environments in North Carolina! 

For our second PAN Member Spotlight, we introduce Jessica Stokes, Associate Director of Partners in Health and Wholeness with a statewide focus on mental health advocacy. Partners in Health and Wholeness is a program of the North Carolina Council of Churches. 

October 19th through 23rd, PCANC, Institute of Emerging Issues and NC Council of Churches held a week-long webinar series, Strengthening + Connecting, to educate about the science behind the importance of strengthening and connecting families, congregations, and communities, but also to offer a space to share and learn from each other.

Watch Jessica talk about the intersection of faith communities and building resilient communities and strong families where children can thrive.

Missed any of the Strengthening & Connecting Webinar sessions? Watch them on your own time below!

Introduction to the 5 Protective Factors Webinar Recording
We encourage you to view this before watching any of our Open Conversations!
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Please take our Intro to the 5 Protective Factors Survey

Day 1: Parental Resilience- Mental Well-Being Open Conversation with Faith Leaders and Experts Webinar Recording
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Day 2: Social Emotional Competence of Children Recording
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Day 3: Knowledge of Parents and Child Development Recording
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Day 4: Concrete Supports Recording
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Day 5: Social Connections Recording
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Meet Our Webinar Speakers Here

Virtual Town-hall with Faith Leaders on Connection
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Learn how your congregation can use Connections Matter to build positive connections, a resilient community, and strong families. Contact Tracey O’Neal, PCANC’s Partnership Engagement Manager at


The Prevention Action Network is an affiliation of agencies and individuals who are invested in developing safe, stable, nurturing relationships for all North Carolina children. Joining the Prevention Action Network gives you or your agency access to trainings, research, and statistics, as well as a network of other professionals and citizens who are also committed to ensuring all of North Carolina’s children and families remain strong. Learn more and join today!