Mobilizing Communities

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.

Resilience Screenings

CaptureThe 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 ResilienceWe 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.

Interested in hosting a screening of Resilience in your community? Contact Anne Korfas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Building Community Child Abuse Prevention Plans

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.

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Have you already seen Resilience and want to learn more about building a CCAPP in your community? Contact Melea Rose-Waters at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss the first steps you can take toward building a safer community for all families.

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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!

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