NURTURING POSITIVE CHILDHOODS
Free Online Trainings
Take our self-guided trainings to learn how to recognize and respond to suspicions of child maltreatment and…
Prevention Action Network
Join an affiliation of agencies and individuals invested in nurturing positive childhoods.
NC Family Resource Center Network
Join North Carolina’s statewide chapter of the National Family Support Network.
Connections Matter NC
Request a Connections Matter presentation for your workplace, agency, faith community or civic group.
Every child is filled with tremendous promise, and it’s our shared obligation to foster their potential. Help nurture positive childhoods in North Carolina today.
Every child is filled with tremendous promise, and we all have a shared responsibility to help children reach their untapped potential. In collaboration with partners and supporters like you, we raise awareness of strategies that nurture positive childhoods; advocate for policies that put children and families first; and provide training, technical assistance and support to professionals delivering programs and implementing strategies proven to strengthen families. Together, we’re building a stronger foundation for North Carolina’s future.
Together, We’re Nurturing Positive Childhoods
Advocating for Policies that put families first
Raising awareness of what works to nurture positive childhoods
Supporting professionals in delivering programs that support families
We embrace the strength and excellence that comes from having a diverse body of individuals and an engaged and thoughtful conversation as being critical to accomplishing our vision of children growing up in safe, stable, and nurturing families and communities.
We recognize that the system around families, including other people, has a responsibility for supporting families and helping create solutions. Child maltreatment prevention through proactive policies and community supports are crucial to changing the system so that parents can provide nurturing and safe environments for their children.
Nurturing positive childhoods happens in partnership. We know no single agency is responsible for prevention and that everyone has a role to play. We aim to partner with families, communities, funders, and our sister agencies that support and strengthen families.
We use data to select and implement programs, recommend policies that support families, and to monitor our progress towards expected outcomes.
Public Awareness Tools
Download toolkits and resources to guide you in raising awareness for effective child maltreatment prevention strategies throughout the year.
We believe that the greatest impact can be made by prioritizing “upstream” prevention in policy and practice. When we invest upstream in public policies that build strong families and safe communities, we are securing the safe, stable, nurturing environments all children deserve.
Community Spotlights Blog
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and Wednesday, April 19 is Prevent Child Abuse America’s Digital Advocacy Day — a powerful day for raising awareness and advocating for change in our communities and across the nation. This Digital Advocacy Day we join partners...
April 3, 2023 By Ashley Cooper, Prevent Child Abuse NC Communications Associate April is here, which means it is National Child Abuse Prevention Month (CAP Month). Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC), in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Health...
By Elizabeth Fowler, Prevent Child Abuse NC Communications Associate Published February 27, 2023 February is Family Support Awareness Month, a time to recognize the importance of Family Support programs like Home Visiting and Parenting Education. Family Support...
August 7, 2023 Prevent Child Abuse NC (PCANC) is proud to welcome Melissa Clepper-Faith as Policy Director. Clepper-Faith has an extensive background in child and family well-being as a pediatrician and continues to serve as a leader in the pediatric community. She...
Child Abuse Prevention Month Highlights North Carolina’s Collective Responsibility to Build Nurturing, Positive Childhoods
March 31, 2023 RALEIGH — Recognizing the role everyone plays in helping North Carolina’s children reach their untapped potential, Governor Roy Cooper declared April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time when organizations, businesses,...
Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina Presents Donna Stone Memorial Award Morrisville, N.C. (March 28, 2023) — Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) announced on March 28 that Dr. Wanda Boone, Founder and Executive Director of Together for Resilient Youth, is the...