Child Abuse
Prevention & Intervention

Each program offered through One Place is designed to support and protect children and families, furthering child development and reducing the risk of child abuse and neglect.



We take a two-pronged approach to child abuse in Onslow County: Prevention and Intervention.



All of One Place’s programs are designed to serve as a preventative approach to child abuse. From helping families connect with safe, trustworthy child care programs to giving children and parents the tools they need to thrive, we seek to protect every child in our community. 

How We Help

  • Connecting families with high-quality, trustworthy child care
  • Providing family support services through Early Head Start programs
  • Sharing vital resources and helpful parenting tips and support
  • Building community awareness around child abuse and neglect
  • Ensuring our staff is trauma-informed through various trainings including the 5 Protective Factors Framework and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  • Providing training on social and emotional development for early childhood educators


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What are the 5 Protective Factors?

The Protective Factors are five family strengths shown to enhance child development and reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect. All of our programs—from Early Head Start to literacy and beyond—work to build these strengths in children and families.  

  • Parental Resilience 
  • Social Connections
  • Concrete Support in Times of Need 
  • Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development 
  • Social and Emotional Competence of Children 


Learn more about our early care and education programs


For children who have been hurt by abuse, our Child Advocacy Center provides a personalized, child-first approach. We partner with a talented multidisciplinary team to deliver a wide range of support services and provide hope and healing to children and families. 

We also offer resources and referrals to evidence-based mental health services to reduce trauma and improve the lives of children in our community. 

Learn more about our Child Advocacy Center here


The Economic Impact of Child Abuse

While much is understood about the impact of child abuse and neglect on a child’s overall well-being, the long-term economic impacts of child maltreatment are becoming more evident. 

In this white paper, we explore both the national and the local economic cost of child abuse—from estimated productivity losses to long-term support for psychological illness. 

Economic Impact of Child Abuse


we can end child abuse in Onslow County

The health and social impacts of child abuse on a survivor last a lifetime and affect us all socially and financially. The average lifetime cost per victim of child abuse is $210,012. Your support helps children and families access the resources they need to heal and thrive. 

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