Employees from NCDHHS’ Divisions of Social Services, Public Health, and Child and Family Well-Being came together on April 26 at the Division of Public Health’s campus in Raleigh to recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month. NCDHHS staff wore blue and helped to plant a pinwheel garden, which serves as the national symbol for child abuse prevention throughout the United States.
During the event, NCDHHS Chief Deputy Secretary for Opportunity and Well-Being, Susan Gale Perry, and other division leaders spoke about the value of a cross-divisional, multi-sector approach to child abuse prevention and celebrated the dedicated professionals who do this important work in service to the children and families of North Carolina. Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina President Sharon Hirsch discussed the importance of supporting positive childhood experiences and caring connections to grow thriving families and communities.
Gov. Roy Cooper has proclaimed April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in North Carolina.
“Our children are precious and deserve to be nurtured and protected. It’s important that we build a strong foundation for them so that they can learn, play and grow,” Gov. Cooper said in a video message. “We’re doing more to wrap services around the whole family. When we work together to support our children and families in every corner of our state, we can build a strong future for all.”
Learn more about Child Abuse Prevention Month.