Dear NCPEN members and friends,
I attended Prevent Child Abuse NC’s Learning and Leadership Summit in Raleigh, NC last week. It was a wonderful experience. Not only did I attend informative and entertaining talks and great workshops, but I also connected with some terrific NCPEN members from across the state. One of the highlights of the conference for me was being present when NCPEN Credentialing Committee Chair, Rachel Galanter, received the Donna Stone Award. The award was established in honor of the founder of Prevent Child Abuse America. Recipients of the award “embody Stone’s vision of utilizing community engagement, collaboration, and volunteerism to prevent child abuse and neglect.” As Family Support Program Manager at the Exchange Clubs’ Family Center, Rachel passionately leads efforts to promote the implementation of evidence-based family-strengthening programs and strategies in Durham. She also serves as a champion for high quality parenting services as chair of the NCPEN Credentialing Committee. Under Rachel’s leadership, a dedicated group of NCPEN volunteers has fine-tuned the NC Parenting Educator Credential and credentialing process (http://ncpen.org/parenting-educator-credential/).
It is my honor and pleasure to work with Rachel. I’m so glad I was able to see her receive the Donna Stone Award and be publically recognized for her tireless efforts to improve the lives of children and families in North Carolina.
Please join with me in congratulating Rachel Galanter (http://ncpen.org/board-of-directors/rachel-galanter/)!