How We Survive: A Conversation
SPIRIT LAKE. Friday, June 19. Tribal Building. 6:30 PM.
FARGO. Friday, June 26. Richard Barry Hall. 6:30 PM.
MINOT. Friday, September 25. Carnegie Center. 6:30 PM.
DICKINSON. Tuesday, October 28. Ballroom B, DSU Student Center. 6:30 PM.
Hear the hope-filled voices of survivors of childhood abuse. Preview our new 15-minute film. Then join the conversation about “how we survive” our challenges – whether caused by nature, life, or injustice of any kind.
Light supper. Sign language interpretation. Facilitated by humanities scholar Brian Palecek. FREE.
How We Survive: Writing It Down
SPIRIT LAKE. Saturday, June 20.Tribal Building. 9 AM-Noon.
FARGO. Saturday, June 27. Richard Barry Hall. 9 AM-Noon.
MINOT. Saturday, September 26. Carnegie Center. 9 AM-Noon.
DICKINSON. Wednesday, October 29. Ballroom B, DSU Student Center. 6:30-8:30 PM.
Professional writers offer engaging FREE writing workshops to enhance creative exploration of "how we survive." Led by Darren Renville of the Oak Lake Writers Society in Spirit Lake and Minot; Kelly Sassi of Red River Valley Writing Project in Fargo; Peter Grimes of DSU in Dickinson.
Breakfast snacks. Sign language interpretation. FREE.
Contact Karen Van Fossan or Ronya Hoblit at 701.223.9052 for info. All are invited!
(Updated September 1, 2015)
Thank you to the hundreds of Super Heroes who participated in our first annual Super Hero 5K Run/Walk in Bismarck and Fargo this August! Check out our Facebook page for fun photos -- with more to come! Meanwhile, you can still order a race t-shirt for just $15. We have sizes youth M and L, as well as adult S, M, L, XL, and 2XL. Contact Allison Carlson at info @ pcand.org to place your order.
(Posted September 1, 2015)
Is your child ready to be at home alone? A great brochure, "Home Alone: Is Your Child Ready?" gives guidance and answers to some of the FAQs about child supervision. Special thanks to the ND Department of Human Services, Children & Family Services Division.
(Updated June 5, 2015)
We are honored to announce five recipients of the 2015 Caring Community Award: Spirit Lake Home Visiting Program, Turtle Mountain Home Visiting Program, Kenmare Safe Community Coalition, TEAM KAIZEN, and HIT, Inc.
A caring community is a place where children are nurtured, families are supported, and community members take into their own hands the work of preventing child abuse and neglect. A caring community may be an organization of like-minded individuals, an entity like a business or agency, or a full town or neighborhood that has many entities working together to support children. These communities help prevent isolation of children and families -- and are crucial to preventing the stressors that can lead to child maltreatment.
Awardees will be celebrated throughout Child Abuse Prevention Month, featured on local media, and recipients of great multigenerational prizes. Thanks to all who made nominations this year!
(Updated March 5, 2015)
Thank you for visiting.
It's not easy to talk about child abuse. But to end it, we need to talk about it. Every kid deserves to be safe. Would you like to help?
You can... (Click on the pics.)
If you are not safe, talk to a trusted adult. If you don't get help, talk to another adult. Keep trying until you get help.
Come back again! And check out our coloring books today.
(Updated March 5, 2015)
0% Child Abuse
Can you envision it? What if we could reduce child abuse and neglect by 100%? What if every child in North Dakota could wake up every morning nurtured and safe? What if the solutions were in our hands?
North Dakota now has a concrete vision for eliminating child abuse and neglect:
Look at our easy-to-read Vision for North Dakota's Families. Then contact info @ pcand.org to give us your feedback, share your vision, and get your community -- or yourself -- involved.
(Updated January 13, 2014)
Adverse Childhood Experiences
"Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can have profound effects on the lifelong health of adults," the North Dakota Department of Health reports. A recent National Survey of Children’s Health provides data on nine ACEs among U.S. children. The survey shows that nearly half of North Dakota children age 0 through 17 have experienced one or more ACEs -- which translates into an estimated 65,000 children in North Dakota. In addition, 1 of every 5 North Dakota children has experienced two or more ACEs. More information is available through the Data Resource Center for Child & Adolescent Health.
(Posted October 10, 2013)
"What Can I Do?"
Make a Personal Commitment to Prevention
As an adult, I understand that I can help prevent child abuse and neglect by supporting families and communities to be nurturing to children. I commit to:
(Posted September 2013)
Join TEAM PCAND
There are many ways to join TEAM PCAND. You can be a friend to a child, help a parent or caregiver, start a block party, report suspected abuse, and more.
(Posted August 29, 2013)
Suspected Child Neglect/Abuse
(Posted February 22, 2013)
Pregnant? New Mom? New Dad?