We’re Still Here Guiding Agencies During This Challenging Time
By: Anne Korfas, Annual Giving Manager Last year we highlighted one of our partner agencies and their efforts to guide families with children during the COVID-19 lockdown. The pandemic changed how many parenting support programs deliver services, including moving from...
St. Stephen A.M.E.: Still Prioritizing Prevention and Still Offering Love
By: Kris Demers, Prevent Child Abuse NC Communications Manager All children need safe, stable, nurturing environments, positive experiences, and caring connections to thrive. During the challenges inflicted by COVID-19, we’re reminded that one of the most important...
Kappa Deltas Fundraising Efforts Starting Strong with In-Person Events Once Again!
Our Kappa Delta (KD) partners are in full swing of their school year, adjusting to the newness of attending in-person classes once again! Classes, homework, and other commitments have not stopped them from hitting the ground running with their fundraising and awareness efforts for child abuse prevention.
Faith Communities Building Connections that Matter
Did you know that the positive social connections we make can rewire the neural pathways of our brains which can reduce the effects of stress and build resilience? One caring supportive adult in a child’s life can make all the difference.
Vibrant, Thriving Families: Moving Upstream to Primary Prevention in NC
Posted: September 7, 2021 By: Nina Tracy, Prevent Child Abuse NC Policy Associate In the early years of life, children are building the foundation for their brains and bodies—forming more than a million neural connections every second from birth to age three....
PAN Member Spotlight: Leading with Faith to Build Concrete Supports
Posted: August 22, 2021 By: Kris Demers, Prevent Child Abuse NC Communications Manager In 2020, our world was flipped upside down with a global pandemic. We all faced new challenges on top of our everyday stressors. Two Prevention Action Network members saw a need to...
Smart Start Releases “Building Healthy & Resilient Communities Across North Carolina” Report
Posted: July 20, 2021 Cross-posted from North Carolina Partnership for Children (Smart Start) Prevent Child Abuse NC (PCANC) is excited to share news about a new report from our partners at the NC Partnership for Children (NCPC) on their NC Healthy and Resilient...
What happens when we support families through economic supports?
We can build strong, safe, stable families by building concrete economic supports, unlocking the potential to invest in effective public policy that can prevent child maltreatment and reduce foster care entries.
Child Maltreatment Prevention: A Public Responsibility
Posted: April 30, 2021 By: Catherine Joyner, Executive Director of the Division of Public Health’s Child Abuse Prevention Leadership Team When you think about public health, what do you envision? Maybe you think of healthy eating and exercise or washing your hands and...
Child Abuse Prevention Month 2021: 10 Ways YOU Can Be A Connection for NC’s Children
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month (CAP Month), a national campaign with a focus on local-level advocacy through statewide initiatives. In North Carolina, Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) leads the statewide CAP Month Campaign with the belief...
PAN Member Spotlight: Ginger Espino, SAFEchild
In the 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 fourth PAN Member Spotlight, we introduce Ginger Espino, MSW, Community Engagement and Training Coordinator at SAFEchild, a child abuse prevention agency in Raleigh, NC. As a PAN member, Espino embodies the importance and prevalence of Protective Factors that help strengthen families and prevent abuse from ever occurring in Wake County.
2021 Learning & Leadership Summit Keynote Announcement
Prevent Child Abuse NC’s (PCANC) 2021 Learning & Leadership Virtual Summit: Investing Upstream – Prioritizing Prevention will feature two keynote presentations to help move our work in child maltreatment prevention to the next level – upstream! Get to know our keynotes today!
PAN Member Spotlight: Myca Jeter, Access Family Services
For our third PAN Member Spotlight, we introduce Myca Jeter, Foster Care Director at Access Family Services. Jeter has worked in child welfare for over 17 years and can’t remember a time without Pinwheels for Prevention, child abuse prevention walks and awareness activities, or dedicating her work to improving the lives of NC’s children and families! Get to know more about her below!
St. Stephen Congregation: Giving Thanks and Giving Back to the Families of NC
The holidays are looking a lot different this year, but that is not stopping congregants at St. Stephen A.M.E. Church in Wilmington, North Carolina, from working together to build a stronger community within New Hanover County. Reverend Thomas O. Nixon noted that he started a Thanksgiving Day worship service 25 years ago, a tradition he has brought to every church, with the purpose of bringing to light what the day should truly reflect – giving thanks and helping others in need within the community.
PAN Member Spotlight: Jessica Stokes, NC Council of Churches
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,...