Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) is the only statewide organization dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect.
Who: Prevent Child Abuse is partnered up with North Carolina Smart Start, North Carolina Division of Social Services, and the North Carolina Division of Social Services.
What: Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina is using the latest research to help communities strategize to prevent abuse before it ever occurs.
When: In the early 1970′s, the U.S. Congress mandated that each state form a committee to explore their state’s frequency of and response to child abuse and neglect. Groups across the nation found that child abuse was more common than anticipated. Many groups saw the need for further action. In 1979, members of North Carolina’s committee founded Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina.
Where: Through their offices in Raleigh, Prevent Child Abuse works to serve all of North Carolina.
How: Through investment in innovative programs proven to prevent child maltreatment before it occurs, PCANC helps North Carolina’s communities decrease factors that put children at risk for abuse and increase factors that encourage children to thrive.
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