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Positive Childhood Alliance NC (PCANC) advances policies, programs and practices that support well-being for all NC children and families.​ PCANC’s strategic plan is centered around accomplishing this by building and sustaining the Protective Factors in communities across the state.

Family Resource Center (FRC) Networks provide increased connectedness, coordination, cooperation, and collaboration amongst members​, training and technical assistance​, advocacy, policy, and legislation, and ​maintain a shared data tracking system. Given the potential of FRCs to increase protective factors against child abuse and neglect, PCANC was funded by The Duke Endowment in 2021 to conduct a Landscape Analysis to explore the needs of FRCs, opportunities to support them.

In the landscape analysis surveys and focus groups, FRC leaders in North Carolina expressed interest in joining a statewide network. Support needs were identified in four major areas: advocacy for funding, networking, professional development, and evaluation. Based on the report findings, PCANC guided the co-creation of the North Carolina Family Resource Center Network which was launched at the 2023 Statewide Learning & Leadership Summit.

JOIN THE NC FAMILY RESOURCE NETWORK

The North Carolina Family Resource Center Network seeks to connect Family Resource Centers from across North Carolina to both increase investments and promote best practice in family support services through advocacy and collaboration. Together, we’re improving child and family well-being in communities across the state. View the NC FRC Network Summary.

As a member of the Network, your agency will be eligible for the benefits as outlined below.

BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

  • Free training in the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening and Support with up to 5 team members certified  
  • Consultation and peer support to integrate the Standards in your organization  
  • Unique group-based professional development opportunities (webinars and virtual trainings)  
  • Relevant information, resources, and best practices disseminated via a Virtual Resource Library and newsletters  
  • Marketing and communication materials (e.g., recognition on the NC FRC Network web page and/or membership directory, branded materials, social media toolkits, example messaging)  
  • Relationship building opportunities with other FRC leaders to promote mutual support and peer sharing  
  • Advocacy opportunities at the local, state and national level to mobilize around key issues impacting families  
  • Complimentary organizational membership to Positive Childhood Alliance North Carolina (PCANC) 
  • Discounted tuition to PCANC’s biannual Learning & Leadership Summit
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NETWORK COMMITMENTS AND ACTIVITIES

Partner in creating and implementation of an annual engagement plan with NC FRC Network staff to include:

  • Designation of at least one staff member to engage in NC FRC Network events, activities, and meetings.
  • Selection of up to five (5) applicable staff members to complete the Standards of Quality Certification Training.
  • Participation in quarterly peer-to-peer meetings to share best practices, provide updates on family support programs, examine promising data management processes/evaluation supports and encourage networking among FRCs
  • Participation in responsive TA from PCANC experts to explore integrating the Standards into your organization
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Map of Current NC Family Resource Center Members

View NC FRC Network Membership in a full screen map

For More Information

Please contact Andrea Clark, PCANC Prevention Networks Manager, by email: aclark@positivechildhoodalliancenc.org.