Wake County Child Welfare provides services and support to prevent and reduce child abuse and neglect in our community.
Learn more about these services below.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month!
Learn more about how you can help prevent child abuse by building strong, nurturing communities that support families.
April 14: Engaging Fathers Through Child Abuse Prevention
Fathers play a critical role as protectors in children's lives. Join us for a training and discussion on the important role that fathers play in preventing child abuse.
Wednesday, April 14 | 11 a.m. - noon
April 23: Five Protective Factors Seminar
This virtual seminar, led by Wake County Child Welfare staff, is designed to help parents find resources, support or coping strategies that allow them to parent effectively.
Friday, April 23 | 11 a.m. - noon
April 30: Join the Movement
One out of every 10 children are sexually abused by their 18th birthday. By April 31, visit the Darkness to Light website to join the movement and find online resources to educate yourself and your community on how to prevent, recognize and respond appropriately to child sexual abuse.
Family Support Services
The Family Support Services program is a family-centered program that provides ongoing support, resources, coordination of services, and group/community education for families. Committed to a family-centered service model, Family Support Services works with families when help is needed with skill development, decision making and problem solving. The program provides services on an individual and group basis in a timely, flexible and creative manner.
Father Engagement Services
The Father Engagement Services program is committed to providing prevention, intervention and advocacy for fathers working towards reunification and/or family preservation. Services address family stability, safety, co-parenting and self-sufficiency so that families continue to grow and develop.
Parent Education Services
The Child Welfare Parent Education Services program works to create safe and stable homes by strengthening families, promoting healthy child development and reducing the likelihood of child abuse and neglect.