Wake County Child Welfare provides services and support to prevent and reduce child abuse and neglect in our community.
Learn more about these services below.
Family Support Services
The Family Support Services program is a family-centered program that provides ongoing support, resources, coordination of services, and group/community education for families. Committed to a family-centered service model, Family Support Services works with families when help is needed with skill development, decision making and problem solving. The program provides services on an individual and group basis in a timely, flexible and creative manner.
Father Engagement Services
The Father Engagement Services program is committed to providing prevention, intervention and advocacy for fathers working towards reunification and/or family preservation. Services address family stability, safety, co-parenting and self-sufficiency so that families continue to grow and develop.
Parent Education Services
The Child Welfare Parent Education Services program works to create safe and stable homes by strengthening families, promoting healthy child development and reducing the likelihood of child abuse and neglect.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month!
Every child deserves to grow up feeling loved & safe. All month long we’ll be hosting informative events and training to share more about how you can help kids in our communities. Check out the events below to take part.
Child Abuse Prevention Month Activities
Stepping Out for Child Abuse Prevention
Saturday, April 23 | 10 a.m.
Make prevention a priority by meeting us at one of our many parks and greenways to get in some steps and talk about child abuse prevention. Be sure to wear blue!
Many parks are participating and details can be found by clicking the link above.
RSVP by emailing email@example.com or call 919-250-4597.
Pastries and Prevention
Wednesday, April 27 | 11 a.m.
Join us for a conversation on child abuse prevention strategies and recognition of organizations in our community who consistently exemplify the five protective factors for protecting families.
This event will be held virtually and the first 50 registrants will receive a gift certificate to purchase pastries.
RSVP here or call 919-250-4597.
Join the Movement
One out of every 10 children are sexually abused by their 18th birthday. By April 30, visit the Darkness to Light website, d2l.org, to join the movement and find online resources to educate yourself and your community on how to
prevent, recognize and respond appropriately to child sexual abuse.