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 Vigil…

· 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 General’s Office, Child Victim Assistance; Jr. Women’s 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.


PCA 23rd Annual Conference
is tentatively scheduled for April 7-9, 2002

Check back for more detailed information in the coming weeks

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 Schechter; Naomi Griffith, MA, MSW; Ron Johnson; Ilene B. Nelson, J.D.; and Leslie Starsonceck, M.S.W, 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

Look back at the 2000 conference!

Upcoming Events

Training Calendar
(for professionals who work with children)


PCA 23rd Annual Conference
is tentatively scheduled for April 7-9, 2002

Look back at the PCA 22nd Annual Conference

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















If you would like more information about Prevent Child Abuse and how you can help contact us for details!

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Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina
3344 Hillsborough Street
Suite 100-D
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: 919.829.8009
Fax:  919.832.0308
Email: info@childabusenc.org

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