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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

In Community by Elizabeth Stephenson

Did you know that April is child abuse prevention month? Before I received my law degree, I worked directly with families and children providing therapeutic services. Then I left working directly with individual families to help establish an abuse prevention network across the State. I started working for Prevent Child Abuse NC (PCANC) as their program director in 1992 and stayed until I left to attend law school in 1997. It was extremely fulfilling work. And I know, first hand, the people and programs at PCANC are making a difference in the lives of children and families throughout North Carolina. Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina PCANC is the only statewide organization dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect. They invest in innovative programs that are proven to prevent …