Save the Date for the 2023 Learning & Leadership VIRTUAL Summit


Every child has tremendous promise and we all share in the responsibility to nurture this potential. We can do so by supporting families in achieving their goals and developing their capacities to nurture positive childhoods.

Join us on March 27-28th for Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina’s 2023 Learning and Leadership Summit will enhance participants’ practice and leadership skills through presentations and educational workshops designed to help us all support and strengthen families throughout NC and activate support for effective prevention practice. Sessions will offer insight into the latest research, strategies for increasing protective factors and building resilience, effective implementation, public awareness and advocacy.  

Why attend?
When we collectively raise awareness about strategies, policies and investments proven to increase the time and capacity for supportive family relationships, we are nurturing positive childhoods and promoting greater wellbeing for children, families and communities.

Join us in making North Carolina a state that prioritizes child maltreatment prevention; a place where we nurture positive childhoods, together.

Call for Proposals

We are seeking presentations and workshops that will increase awareness, knowledge and/or skills related to the theme of nurturing positive childhoods and that align with one of three distinct tracks of Providers, Leadership, and System Building. Extended Deadline: December 5, 2022

Award Nominations

Organizations and individuals throughout North Carolina work tirelessly toward making the dream of all children growing up in safe, stable, nurturing, and responsive environments a reality. Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina invites you to show a hard-working parent, professional, or volunteer that we not only see but greatly appreciate what they do.

In March 2023, the PCANC Summit will pay tribute to a few individuals or organizations that have made significant contributions to supporting the development of safe, stable, nurturing communities where children and families can thrive. Recipients of the Donna Stone and Parent Leadership awards will be recognized at our Awards Ceremony during the Summit.

The recipients will inspire, motivate, and remind us all that our collective investments combine to reap big results for North Carolina families!

Donna Stone Award
Do you know someone who works tirelessly to support families and children? What greater way to honor and show appreciation for their efforts than to nominate them for this prestigious award, established in honor of Donna Stone, an inspiring leader in child abuse prevention!

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.

Parent Leadership Award
PCANC strives to recognize parent leaders who are working to support all families in their community. Don’t miss this opportunity to honor a parent you work with who has displayed growth in leadership in our state!

Your nominee must have shown exemplary leadership in:

  • Advocacy, family support, community service, and community collaboration. Examples of activities may include: Supporting and partnering with parents within the community, involvement in planning local community or state projects and services.
  • Representation on advisory councils, committees, and community activities related to family support and child welfare services.
  • Mentoring other parents to take leadership roles in the community.
  • Involvement in evaluating programs or services.
  • Working effectively with agency staff on program or policy development to strengthen services for families.

Both honorees will receive:

  • a plaque
  • a profile in our statewide newsletter
  • their name added to the award plaques on display in the PCANC office
  • special recognition on our website
  • a full scholarship to the Summit
  • a $500.00 stipend to help support child maltreatment prevention initiatives in their community

Nomination Process

  • Please complete the online nomination form.
  • A completed application must include
    1. a description (300 words or less) of the prevention activities of your nominee,
    2. two letters of recommendation, and any supporting documents available (such as newspaper articles).
    3. a head shot photo of your nominee (email separately to

Incomplete nominations will not be considered.

Submissions must be received by February 17, 2023. Winners will be notified by February 28, 2023, at 5:00 PM.

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