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Upcoming PCANC Events

Strengthening Families Protective Factors Trainings

Join Us for a Strengthening Families Protective Factors Training

Who: Professionals at agencies and organizations across the state including but not limited to county departments of social services, family resource centers, local health departments, child care providers, schools and non-profit agencies.

What: Creating safe, stable, and nurturing childhoods is something we all work towards making possible for the North Carolina children and families we serve. Throughout the Strengthening Families Protective Factors training, participants will learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences and how different levels of trauma play into the developing brains and lives of children and families. Please see below for additional information.

Register TODAY for this virtual training! Space limited to 24 participants per training. All training will be held from 9:30 AM – 12 PM.

Please register for the training that corresponds with your county.


Did you know the safe and secure relationships our faith communities make support brain development and build hope? Ever wonder how trauma-sensitive knowledge and practices can help support the families and communities you serve?

Join us for one of our seven virtual regional trainings to learn more about the healing power of relationships and building resilience. Connections Matter explores the little things we can all do each day to build stronger and healthier families and communities. The goal is to help you inventory the great things you are already doing and what opportunities you have to form stronger community attachments.

For Faith Leaders and Faith Community Members

Register Today!

Ongoing Events

Prevention Action Network Webinars

A calendar of upcoming in-person and virtual professional development opportunities available.

Free Online Trainings

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

Drive Prevention

Purchase your Kids First specialty license plate to drive prevention on the roads and help children thrive!

Become a Connections Matter Trainer

Bring the Connections Matter training to your community! Apply now to become a trainer!

Before you go, please consider giving the gift of safe childhoods. 


 All children deserve to grow up in safe and nurturing environments.

 TOGETHER, we CAN Prevent Child Abuse, NC!