Alexander County, NC – April is National Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month, which is a time when the Alexander County Department of Social Services (DSS) joins Positive Childhood Alliance North Carolina (PCANC) and Prevent Child Abuse America in connecting with families, communities, prevention advocates, and supporters to focus on the wellbeing of children.

The theme of this year’s awareness and impact campaign, led by Prevent Child Abuse America and its national network of state chapters, is “Building A Hopeful Future, Together.”

“Every family and child should live in a connected community with access to the support they need when they need it so they can live purposeful lives with hope for the future,” said David Moose, Alexander County Consolidated Human Services Director. “We hope that this month and throughout the year, our community will join us in our efforts and become partners in this critical work.”

This year, PCANC celebrates its 45th anniversary with a renewed commitment to work alongside partners and communities to support children and their families – leading to a more prosperous future for everyone.

“At PCANC, we are committed to challenging the status quo and advocating for policies that prioritize the well-being of all North Carolina children and families,” said Sharon Hirsch, President & CEO of Positive Childhood Alliance NC. “By offering data-driven coaching and professional development, building public understanding, and advocating for systemic change, we’re working towards a future where every child has positive experiences filled with hope and joy, supported by caring relationships and connected communities.”

During this year’s Child Abuse Prevention Month, PCANC is on a mission to reshape the narrative and increase investments in programs and policies that prioritize children and families – especially those who have been left behind.

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Photo: Alexander County DSS employees placed pinwheels at their building to recognize April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.