PCA 23rd Annual Conference
April 7-9, 2002

Conference Benefits

Choose from 52 innovative workshops on prevention, intervention, and treatment - providing you with cutting edge information.
Take advantage of pre-conference APSAC Advanced Training Institutes on 2 different topics
Network and share information with colleagues from across North Carolina.
Share information about your agency, products, or services by participating in our exhibit
Hear renowned national speakers: Susan Notkin and Mervlyn Kitashima, among many others.
Take advantage of specialized tracks for Community Child Protection Team members, physicians, attorneys, law enforcement professionals, social workers home visitors, and mental health professionals
Be inspired an rejuvenated by new information and interaction with experts
Renew your commitment to children and families with the support of your colleagues

Why Attend This Conference?
Hereís what last yearís participants had to say:

ďThe best conference Iíve ever attended! This was my first PCA conference and I am very pleased. Well worth the drive and the expense!Ē

ďThe staff was great! I have a lot of new knowledge that will be very useful in my job. I will encourage other staff to come next year.Ē¬†

ďWell worth the trip to Greensboro. Workshop content and presenters were great. Presenting a workshop was also a very worthwhile experience.Ē

ďThis yearís conference was awesome! I thoroughly enjoyed all of the workshops I attended. You all do a great job.Ē

ďThere were a variety of issues discussed, and various agencies represented. All of the instructors were knowledgeable and informative.Ē

ďExcellent overall conference.Ē

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Look back at the 2001 conference!

Past Events

April 20, 2001
A party and photography exhibit with live jazz and silent auction

6th Annual Candlelight Vigil 2001

"Picture This 2000" -a  photography exhibit and party. 

For information about setting up a program in your area contact us via email or by phone: 919-829-8009 or 1-800-354-KIDS


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     PCA's 6th Annual Candlelight Vigil for Child Abuse Homicide Victims
September 28, 2001

7:30 am to Midnight

The State Capitol Grounds
in Raleigh

Last year in North Carolina 30 children died from abuse. The vigil is a way for us to remember these children and raise public awareness of child abuse and how we can prevent it. Every 30 minutes, a candle will be lit and a few words spoken about one of these lost children. The closing memorial service will be held from 11:00 pm to Midnight, at the Capitol Grounds at Salisbury and Edenton streets downtown. 

At the VigilÖ

∑ Show your support for children

∑ Get free parenting and child abuse prevention information

∑ Learn how to be an advocate for Children

∑ Learn about the NC Legislative process.

∑ Bring your children to our arts and crafts activity table

∑ Become involved in prevention efforts

Special Thanks to:
Exchange CAP Center; NC Child Fatality Task Force; Wake County Health & Human Services; SAFEChild; Youth Advocacy and Involvement; NC Dept. of Administration; NC Division of 
Social Services; Wake Medical Center; Wake County Public Schools; Hillsborough Exchange Club Family Center; Attorney Generalís Office, Child Victim Assistance; Jr. Womenís Club

For more information on how you or your organization can participate in the vigil, please call 1-800-354-KIDS or send an e-mail to pcanc@mindspring.com


Evaluations & Investigations Training for Social Workers & Psychologists
October 15 and 16, 2001

Brief Child Forensic Evaluation in Cases of Alleged Abuse. October 15 and 16, 2001. Sponsored by Wake AHEC and the School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This workshop is designed primarily for psychologists and social services professionals who conduct evaluations or investigations of alleged child abuse or neglect.  The workshop will focus on evaluation models, appropriate assessment procedures, decision-making guidelines, documentation, report writing, and ethical considerations. Speakers: Mark Everson, PhD; Nancy Berson, CCSW; Diana Meisburger, PhD; 1.2 CEUS, $75. Call Wake AHEC at (919) 350-8547 or visit www.wakeahec.org.


Our fourth annual ďPicture ThisĒ photography exhibit and party held on April 28th at Sisterís Garden in Raleigh was a success! Approximately $10,000 was raised to provide prevention services to children and families across the state. Over 175 guests attended the event and enjoyed the work of thirteen North Carolina photographers, great food and drink, a silent auction and live jazz by the Thom Wilkinson Trio.

Special thanks to our sponsors: 

Gold Associates
Mix 101.5 
Time Warner Cable 

Silver Associates  
Dilly Dally
First Citizens Bank
McKinney & Silver

Bronze Associates  
Alphanumeric Systems, Inc.

In-kind donations
Fairway Printing
Home Depot
Point Concepts Design, Inc.
Spectrum Multimedia, Inc.
The Canterbury Cottage

Also, we would like to thank all of our auction item donors and our Associates planning committee for their hard work, and our jurors, Diana Bloomfield and David Simonton.

Congratulations to our photography winners!!

Tama Hochbaum         First Place

Diane Choplin              Second Place

Karl Erik Nygard          Third Place

Our next Associates event will be scheduled for the fall. Stay tuned for details.

For more information about serving on our Associates planning committee, contact Ruth Peebles via email or call 829-8009 ext. 29  

Prevention Works!

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina
3344 Hillsborough Street
Suite 100-D
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: 919.829.8009
Fax:  919.832.0308

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