Recognizing April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month

“Let’s Educate and Protect our Children” Recently, a colleague was asked to report for jury duty.  While this is not a summons most of us look forward to receiving, it is imperative that each of us follow through on our civic duty which is why my colleague reported at the appropriate time.  As it turns […]

CACNC Newsletter

It is so very fitting that the first edition of our state chapter newsletter gets to bring you a great deal of exciting news. I have spent two years reviewing the chapters needs, working with the membership and learning each of your needs, and devising both a strategic plan as well as a fiscal sustainability […]

CACNC Announces New Executive Director

Children’s Advocacy Centers of North Carolina, Inc., announced today that Deana Joy has joined the organization to further develop its statewide mission. CACNC supports local communities in developing and maintaining children’s advocacy centers that meet the accreditation standards of the National Children’s Alliance, and supports North Carolina’s child abuse professionals by providing training to improve abilities […]


Cathy Purvis, Chief Operations Officer of Children’s Advocacy Centers of North Carolina, retired in September of 2014. Cathy was a pioneer in the Children’s Advocacy Center movement and we will be eternally grateful to her. She was honored at the 2014 annual symposium and was recognized by the Governor with a Longleaf Pine Award. Thank […]


Openings at CACNC

No openings at this time

Openings at Local CAC's throughout North Carolina

Children's Advocacy Center of Cleveland County, Inc.
Shelby, NC

The CAC of Cleveland County, located in Shelby, NC, is looking to hire a Forensic Interviewer/Abuse Prevention Specialist.

Please email resume and cover letter to Terre Bullock, Executive Director at:

Download FI/Abuse Prevention Specialist Employment Details Here

Family Resources of Rutherford County, Inc.
Forest City, NC

Family Resources of Rutherford County, Inc. is hiring a licensed clinician with Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy certification. Will consider full and part-time applicants.

Please send a cover letter and resume via email to: or by mail to: Sherry Bright, PO Box 1619, Forest City, NC 28043

Download Therapist Employment Details Here

Burlington, NC

CrossRoads is hiring for an Executive Director for a standalone sexual assault center serving adult victims of sexual violence, as well as a children's advocacy center.

Download Executive Director Employment Details Here

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and two references via email to:

Or by mail to:
CrossRoads Board Chair
PO Box 673
Burlington, NC 27216

Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse
Lincolnton, NC

The Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse's Child Advocacy Center is hiring for a Victim/Non-offending Family Advocate to provide victim services by initiating and maintaining supportive contact with the child victims, non-offending caregivers and family members, law enforcement, DSS, medical providers and mental health providers through possible adjudication involving child abuse.

Download Victim/Non-offending Family Advocate Employment Details Here

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Sherry Reinhardt:

Southmountain Children & Family Services
Morganton, NC

Southmountain Children & Family Services is looking for a licensed clinician rostered in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) in Nebo, NC for their Foster Care Community.

Download Employment Details Here

East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Greenville, NC

Social Worker/Child Advocate (full-time)

The Social Worker/Child Advocate will provide assessment and/or advocacy following allegations of child abuse and severe neglect to promote and strengthen improved outcomes for children. Will work with other TEDI BEAR assessment team members including Advocates, Social Workers, and Medical Providers. Will provide social work services in evaluation and assessment, including gathering information, and family assessments with caregivers and children. Collaborate with other agency professionals to include county department of social services case workers, law enforcement officers, the child, the family, or other outside resources to obtain additional details and background relative to the case being evaluated. Provide coordination of TEDI BEAR CAC assessment services. This includes scheduling patients who have been referred to the clinic. As Child Advocate will establish rapport with victims and provide opportunity for medical play/preparation for medical examination with actual medical equipment to educate patient/victim in a developmentally appropriate manner to help diffuse unrealistic fears and anxieties. Interpret child’s perception of clinic visit as revealed through play and other means of communication, including verbal and nonverbal. Provide developmental screenings based on observation and/or standardized scales. Provide consultation to the team regarding developmental status and individual needs of children to promote coping during the evaluation phase. Provide assurance to children and caregivers through instruction and information. Use appropriate methods for preparing children and families for diagnostic procedures. Provide emotional support during identified stress points in the evaluation process. Utilize stress reduction techniques to facilitate adaptive coping. Extend support to family members with respect to their own stress and needs (i.e. provision of emotional support and education including activities and therapeutic play for siblings). Assist in patient information management through use of database and case file with accuracy and timeliness. Collecting data regarding hospital consults and evaluation outcomes of children seen for evaluations. Provide victim advocacy services to children and their non-offending caregivers through dissemination of information regarding victim services in their respective communities. Assist caregivers through completing necessary documentation and providing notary services for access to Crimes Compensation.

For the full job description, additional details and/or to apply, please

Physician Extender II (PNP or FNP)

As an advanced level clinical provider, this person will extend the services of the Division of General Pediatrics and the TEDI BEAR Children’s Advocacy Center. The physician extender will be involved in providing comprehensive evaluations for children suspected of being abused and/or neglected by obtaining a history and performing necessary examinations including colposcopy and labs, and participate (with the team) in the final assessment and recommendations. Communication with law enforcement and social service agencies is an important duty; occasional court testimony is required. The medical director of TEDI BEAR CAC or another of the attending physicians or other physician extenders who participate in TEDI BEAR CAC evaluations will be available for training, consultation, and review to the extent necessary.
This provider will also be involved in teaching of medical students and residents in clinical settings.
Opportunities may be provided within the Division of General Pediatrics depending upon need, experience, and interest. These may include any of the following: provision of primary care pediatric services, especially health maintenance provision; primary adolescent health care; and assistance in division research activities.

For the full job description, additional details and/or to apply, please