Do you know someone who works tirelessly to support families and children? What better way to show appreciation for their efforts than to nominate them for one of these prestigious awards.
All children deserve the opportunity to grow up in safe, stable, nurturing, and responsive environments. Organizations and individuals throughout North Carolina work tirelessly toward making this dream a reality. Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina invites you show a hard-working parent, professional, or volunteer that we not only see, but greatly appreciate their efforts on behalf of North Carolina’s families and communities.
On March 6, 2019, the Learning and Leadership Summit will pay tribute to a few individuals or organizations that have made significant contributions to supporting the development of safe, stable, and nurturing communities where children and families can thrive. Recipients of the Donna Stone and Parent Leadership awards will be recognized during our Awards Luncheon. This special reception will be attended by hundreds of professionals, allied organizations, and programs working to prevent child abuse and neglect before it occurs in North Carolina. But most importantly, the recipients will inspire, motivate, and remind us all that our collective investments combine to reap big results for North Carolina families!
In 1972, Donna Stone founded the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse (renamed to Prevent Child Abuse America in 1999), envisioning a unique partnership to end child abuse in the United States. Ms. Stone saw community engagement and volunteerism as the keys to preventing child abuse.
In memory of Ms. Stone’s invaluable contribution to the prevention of child abuse and neglect, Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina established a memorial award in her name in 1986. The award honors a person or organization who goes above and beyond to support families in their efforts to provide children with the safe, stable, nurturing environments they need if they are going to be successful.
Your nominee may have developed and implemented a successful prevention strategy, conducted a successful public awareness campaign, or acted as an advocate on behalf of children.
Previous Honorees include:
2013 - Rachel Galanter, MPH, Family Support Program Manager, Exchange Clubs' Family Center, Durham NC
2015 - Elizabeth Hudgins, MPP, Executive Director, NC Child Fatality Task Force (2009-2014), Raleigh NC
2017 - Catherine Joyner, MSA, Women's and Children's Health Section, NC DHHS Division of Public Health, Raleigh NC
All across North Carolina, parents are gaining the knowledge and skills essential to function in meaningful leadership roles. These parents represent the “parent voice” that helps shape the direction of their families, programs, and communities. In 2008, Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina established an award to honor the contributions of a person in a parenting role whose involvement in local programs expands awareness, services, and support to others in their community.
Your nominee must have shown:
Previous honorees include:
2013 - Brenda J. Barnes, Circle of Parents Grandparent Leader, BCPS FUTuRES Program, Morganton NC
2015 - Shamieka Thornton, Parent Ambassador, Vance County Parent Task Force, NC Cooperative Extension, Vance County Center, Henderson NC
2017 - Sam Bowman-Fuhrman, NC Division of Public Health Children & Youth Branch Family Partner, FRIENDS National Center Parent Advisory Council, Mount Airy NC
Both honorees will receive:
DESCRIPTIONS AND LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION - The narrative description should include sufficient details about the nature of the prevention efforts, the impact of your nominee’s involvement, and any other recognition they have received for their act(s). Narratives should not exceed 300 words, and letters of recommendation should be no longer than one page in length.
Narrative descriptions, letters of recommendation, and all supporting documents MUST include the name of your nominee at the top of each page.
Incomplete nominations will not be considered. Winners will be notified by late January, 2019.
We look forward to hearing about the wonderful work your nominees are doing to strengthen & support NC families!