Child Abuse North Carolina's Prevention Network
Across North Carolina, families, citizens, volunteers, and professionals are working together to prevent child abuse and neglect. To facilitate and strengthen this collaborative work, Prevent Child Abuse will be launching the Prevention Network in
The Prevention Network is a statewide network of child abuse prevention agencies and providers, advocates, and interested citizens who are committed to the prevention of child abuse in all its forms. The Network provides:
a collective voice for the prevention of child abuse in North Carolina
a forum for the exchange of information, current up-to-date research, and successful child abuse prevention strategies
an opportunity for networking among individuals committed to child abuse prevention
an opportunity for individuals and/or organizations to advocate for policies and programs that support healthy families and children
a way for citizens, practitioners and community-based agencies to provide substantive input to Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina’s goals and strategies.
Individuals, groups, organizations, and agencies can become part of the Prevention Network. Any agency, group or citizen that is committed to the prevention of child abuse in all its forms can become a member of the Prevention Network. There are three levels of membership.
Individual members are concerned citizens, advocates and community members who support the work of child abuse prevention in North Carolina. If you are interested in becoming an individual member, please e-mail us at
Organizational Members: Organizational members are agencies, organizations, and community groups who support the work of child abuse prevention in North Carolina. They are encouraged to provide some type of services – either direct or indirect – but are
not required to do so to become an organizational member of the Prevention Network. If your group is interested in becoming an organizational member, please e-mail us at
Affiliate Members (click to get more
information): Affiliate members are non-profit organizations providing child abuse prevention services within a county. Affiliated organizations agree to serve as leaders within their county around child abuse prevention activities. Affiliates foster community involvement and ownership of child abuse prevention efforts, and serve as catalysts in developing and implementing programs and activities.
Prevent Child Abuse recognizes only one Affiliate per county.
How to Become an Affiliate: Are you interested in becoming an Affiliate or learning more about the Prevention Network? Call Michelle Hughes at 919-829-8009 ext.
102 or e-mail her directly at
Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina
Prevent Child Abuse Affiliates are local, community-based non-profits providing child abuse prevention services within one or more North Carolina counties. Prevent Child Abuse Affiliates are:
Local leaders in child abuse prevention. Affiliates initiate, coordinate, and support child abuse prevention activities within their community.
Coalition Builders. Affiliates work in coalition with other community agencies and citizens to promote awareness and prevention of child abuse and neglect.
Representative of the community. Affiliates strive to involve a diverse number of community members in child abuse prevention efforts.
Affiliates may be volunteer groups of citizens and professionals who work as a coalition to promote and strengthen child abuse prevention services in their counties. Affiliates may also be agencies with paid staff who provide child abuse prevention and treatment services as part of their agency’s mission.
Currently, our Affiliates provide child abuse prevention services in North Carolina. Their activities include: providing individual and family counseling, conducting public education and awareness activities, and offering home visitation and parent aide services.
Becoming an Affiliate
As an Affiliate of Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina, your non-profit will receive information and support from our state office. These benefits include:
Free educational materials and reduced rates on PCA brochures, pamphlets and resources
Ongoing technical assistance in the areas of program development, organizational development, fundraising and communications.
Free scholarship to our annual statewide conference on child abuse and neglect
Monthly updates on training events, fundraising opportunities, research and other prevention resources.
Regional trainings on topics selected by our Network of Affiliates.
Regular legislative advocacy updates and opportunities to participate in Prevent Child Abuse advocacy efforts.
Become part of a state and national prevention network.
Volunteer Affiliates $100
Volunteer Affiliates are comprised of and led by volunteers.
Professional Affiliates $200
Professional Affiliates employ staff who assume primary responsibility for
organizational leadership and services.
How to Become an Affiliate:
Are you interested in becoming an Affiliate or learning more about the Prevention Network? Call Michelle Hughes at 919-829-8009 ext.
102 or e-mail her directly at
Prevent Child Abuse supports the following affiliates:
Exchange Club Family Center of Alamance County
Burke Council for the Prevention of Child Abuse
Caldwell Committee for Healthy Families
Children's Protection Council (Volunteer)
Child Advocacy Center (Professional)
Family Services of
Child Abuse Prevention Center of NC (Professional)
Family Services of the Piedmont
The Healing Place (Professional)
Exchange/SCAN Center of
AWAKE: Adults Working and Advocating for
Kids Empowerment, Inc. (Professional)
Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse (Volunteer)
KIDS, Inc. (Professional)
Council for Children (Professional)
New Hanover County
Child Advocacy Commission of the Lower Cape Fear (Professional)
Kids First (Professional)
TEDI Bear (Professional)
Prevent Child Abuse Rowan (Volunteer)
The Children’s Center (Professional)
United Family Services, CAPS (Professional)
Child Abuse Prevention Team (Professional)
Prevent Child Abuse Wilson County (Volunteer)