One Place, along with Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC), recognizes the importance of caring connections, supportive environments, and positive experiences for all children and families during Child Abuse Prevention Month in April.“
April is a time to help our community members learn the important role they play in fostering safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments children need for healthy development,” explained Dawn Rochelle, Chief Executive Officer at One Place.
Children and families are facing unprecedented stress during the pandemic. But we know there are programs, strategies and policies that are proven to strengthen families so they can address their basic needs and better care for their children.
“Science tells us that connections matter,” said Sharon Hirsch, PCANC President & CEO. “Our work to build positive connections, stable foundations, supportive communities, and strong families where all children can thrive has never been more important than it is now as North Carolina families grapple with additional stressors from the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Child abuse is a preventable problem and the past year has shown us that supporting families is essential to prevent child abuse. All adults play a role in creating caring connections and nurturing environments for the healthy development of our future generation of parents, leaders, and community members. Onslow County’s future prosperity depends on it.
Be a connection for Onslow County children and families during Child Abuse Prevention Month this April: