Child Abuse Prevention Month

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Join the Pitt County Department of Social Services and “Be a Connection” to Strengthen Families and Help Children Thrive

Pitt County Department of Social Services along with Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) recognizes the importance of caring connections, supportive environments, and positive experiences for all children and families during Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month. 


Helpful Resources

Click through the tabs below and share with family and friends. Help promote the significance of connecting communities and strengthening families which help children thrive!

  1. Triple P
  2. NC Stop Human Trafficking
  3. Crisis Resources
  4. Medicaid Transformation
  5. How to Prevent...

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Triple P - Stands for "Positive Parenting Program". This link will take you to several helpful articles published in the North Carolina Tippaper. These stories shine a light on local parents, who share the trials and tribulations of raising kids.

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#BeAConnection for NC children and families during Child Abuse Prevention Month and participate in several awareness opportunities scheduled throughout the month of April!

Monday, April 3, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. – DSS staff will hold a special “Planting of the Pinwheels” in front of the County Office Building, located at 1717 West 5th Street in Greenville. Introduced in 2008 by Prevent Child Abuse America, the blue pinwheel serves as the national symbol for child abuse prevention through Pinwheels for Prevention®. Approximately 125 blue pinwheels will be placed in the roundabout in front of the County Offices, where they will remain on display throughout the entire month of April, to represent the children DSS staff work for daily to ensure a safe and healthy childhood. All staff, along with those in attendance, is encouraged to wear the color blue in show of support for “Wear Blue Day”

Planting of the Pinwheels 


Monday, April 3rd at 9:00 a.m. – Join DSS staff, as they begin to close out the last week of April, during the Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Walk. This community walk will be held at the Greenville Town Common.

Children and families are facing unprecedented stress during the pandemic. Child maltreatment is a preventable problem and the past year has shown us that supporting families is essential to prevent child maltreatment. All adults play a role in creating caring connections and nurturing environments for the healthy development of our future generation of parents, leaders, and community member. North Carolina’s future prosperity depends on it.


To learn more about the efforts of DSS staff to prevent, recognize and end child abuse, along with specific ways you can help, call Pitt County DSS at 252-902-1110.