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We are grateful for local media who help build public awareness and education about child abuse prevention! Our team is made up of several child-serving organizations that have experts who are available to provide interviews with the media.


For media inquiries, please contact Meghan McDonald of the District Attorney’s Office at meghan.c.mcdonald@nccourts.org or 704-686-0726.

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Beethoven’s Battle - wdav.org Blog post

Focus on child abuse prevention -Herald Weekly

Against all odds, Ludwig van Beethoven became, arguably, the best known composer in history. Born in an attic room in Bonn, Germany, Beethoven’s childhood was less than idyllic. He suffered physical abuse at the hands of his father and his mother felt powerless to stop it. Despite his harsh upbringing, however, he still managed to bestow the world with the gift of his rare talent.


Pinwheel gardens popping up around town and other initiatives are raising awareness about April being Child Abuse Prevention month.

The Mecklenburg Child Abuse Prevention Team, along with other organizations throughout the region, have begun planting the gardens.....“We always want to draw attention to child abuse and try and help children that are in need,” Sgt. Brad Habenicht of the Huntersville Police Department said..... He recently set up a pinwheel garden at the department, and pinwheels are available for free inside, he said. READ MORE

Sewlyn Supports Child Abuse Prevention

Check out this article by South Charlotte Weekly to learn more about the great lessons being shared with students at Selwyn Elementary School and other Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools this month as counselors work to teach children about their right to be safe and how to get help! Read more

Group Works to Stop Child Abuse Before it Happens

Group Works to Stop Child Abuse Before it Happens

LuAnn Ritsema of the Council for Children's Rights spoke with Creative Loafing Charlotte about the Mecklenburg Child Abuse Prevention Team's work this month! In the article she said, "One of the things we want to focus on is how to keep child abuse from even happening; what are the things that we all can do to keep kids safe?" Read more

Local Officials Promote Child Abuse Prevention Month

Local child welfare advocates had a straightforward reminder for the community Thursday as they marked the start of Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. Read more

Child Abuse Prevention

Kelly Brooks of SHARE Charlotte and Anne Pfeiffer of Pat’s Place Child Advocacy Center spoke with WBTV’s Brigida Mack about child abuse prevention. Read more

Previniendo el maltrato infantil a través de la educación

El mes de abril está dedicado a la prevención del maltrato infantil y en el condado Mecklenburg se realizan varias actividades encaminadas a crear conciencia sobre este mal social. Leer mas