All children deserve safe, stable, and nurturing environments to thrive. But Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can disrupt healthy brain development, leading to potential lifelong negative health outcomes.
The first step in driving change is always education. Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina convenes conversations around ACEs, Toxic Stress and the role we all play in children's healthy development with statewide screenings of the documentary Resilience. We bring local leaders together to schedule local Resilience screenings across North Carolina communities.
We've screened the documentary with gaurdian ad litem groups, police departments, social service departments, rotary clubs, schools, Community Child Protection Teams, Department of Social Services, Educators, Board of Commissioners, Mental Health Professionals, and many other groups, agencies and businesses.
The Resilience screenings help mobilize communities to take action. Prevent Child Abuse NC offers support to interested community members who want to come together to build Community Child Abuse Prevention Plans (CCAPP).
The CCAPPs are based on the Strengthening Families Protective Factors Frameworkand are built by community members across all sectors.
Cumberland County developed and released the first CCAPP plan. The Cumberland County CCAPP was released in November 2017 and was voted unanimously for the resolution to support by the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners.
Take a look at Cumberland County’s Community Child Abuse Prevention Plan.
Help us keep the momentum going as we continue to focus on building and promoting the Protective Factors across North Carolina by helping more communities build their own CCAPPs to reduce risk and create optimal outcomes for children and families. Contribute to the 5Factors Fund today!