Prevent Child Abuse NC receives $795,000 Grant from The Duke Endowment | Prevent Child Abuse NC

MORRISVILLE, N.C. (May 24 2022) — Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina has received a $795,000 grant from The Duke Endowment to fund child and family well-being.

The Duke Endowment grant will allow PCANC to continue providing implementation support for the following evidence-based parenting programs: The Incredible Years, Strengthening Families, and Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) across North Carolina. These programs strengthen families by offering strategies for parents and caregivers to learn parenting skills and build connections with one another for support.

Research shows that programs are most effective when providers receive regular ongoing support. PCANC’s support benefits communities implementing these programs by helping agencies reach more families, helping practitioners make program material relevant, supporting alignment of programs with community needs, and increasing practitioners’ confidence and competence in delivering programs.

“Programs like Triple P, Strengthening Families and Incredible Years can provide life-changing support to vulnerable families and children,” said Phil Redmond, director of the Endowment’s Child and Family Well-Being program area. “However, even the best-designed programs fail to achieve wide adoption and lasting positive outcomes without attention to implementation support.”

“We are incredibly grateful for the opportunities provided by The Duke Endowment grant to continue our work on programs across the state of North Carolina that support families and children,” said PCANC President & CEO, Sharon Hirsch. “Without this funding, we would not be able to provide the technical support needed to ensure these programs run smoothly and work effectively.”