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

Job Title: Community Assessment Intern
Position Type: Volunteer Internship
Time Requirements: 1,048 hours per year or 524 per semester

Job Duties:
1. Develop a sustainable CAC Needs Assessment Tool for established CACs, to distribute to all CACs.
2. Modify the CAC Needs Assessment Tool to address under-developed CACs (non-established CACs/newly forming).
3. Conduct needs assessments using the CAC Needs Assessment Tool within select counties.

For more information, please contact Suzan Evans, Quality Improvement and Growth Coordinator at 336-886-4589 x 3 or

Openings at Local CAC's throughout North Carolina

Wanda Paul Children's Center
Forest City, NC

Victim/Family Advocate: Family Resources of Rutherford County, Inc. seeks a Victim/Family Advocate to provide advocacy services to child victims and their families when sexual abuse and/or serious physical abuse has been alleged to the children and families being served by the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) and the Child Advocacy Center.

For more information, please contact Vanessa Parton, Director of Family Support Services, at (828) 247-0366 ext. 2 for essential job duties, qualifications and instructions on how to apply.

Safe Spot Child Advocacy Center
Wilkesboro, NC

CAC Program Director: SAFE, a non-profit organization located in Wilkesboro, is seeking an experienced professional to serve as program director for the agency's child advocacy center. Bachelor's degree in relevant field required. Knowledge of child abuse dynamics and child protection system required. Experience with grant management, contract development and budgeting preferred. SAFE is an equal opportunity employer.

For more information, please visit for essential job duties, qualifications and instructions on how to apply.

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

Nurse Practitioner or Physician's Assistant (Physician Extender II)

As an advanced level clinical provider, this position extends the services of the General Pediatrics Division and the TEDI BEAR program. The physician extender will be involved in providing comprehensive evaluations for children including colposcopy and labs, and participate (with interdisciplinary team) in the final assessment and recommendations.

The ECU Brody School of Medicine is affiliated with Vidant Medical Center. Vidant Medical Center is the flagship hospital for Vidant Health and serves as the teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.

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