19 Days of Prevention

The 19 Days of Prevention of Violence Against Children and Youth is an awareness initiative sponsored by the Pitt County Coalition Against Human Trafficking.

From November 1 to November 19, the Pitt County Coalition Against Human Trafficking hosted various awareness and prevention campaigns across the county geared toward preventing violence against children and youth.

Check out what we’re doing!


A virtual note: This year everything is so much different! We are completely virtual for the #19Day of Prevention campaign, and we ask you to spread the word. Go to our Facebook page @pccaht and check out our virtual events.


#19Days of Prevention: Stewards of Children

Nov. 9 @ 3 p.m.

Learn how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. We want you to become confident and competent, knowing how to prevent sexual abuse and react skillfully if it occurs.


#19Days of Prevention – Kids’ Book Read of “No Means No!”

Live on Facebook Nov. 10 @ 5:30 p.m.

The amazing Bonnie Jean will be reading “No Means No”‘No Means No!’ is a children’s picture book about an empowered little girl who has a very strong and clear voice in all issues, especially those relating to her body and personal boundaries. This book can be read to children from 3 to 9 years. It is a springboard for discussions regarding children’s choices and their rights.


#19Days of Prevention: Human Trafficking 101

Nov. 11 @ 2 p.m.

What is human trafficking? Why is it so prevalent in NC?
Join us to learn the answers as well as how to identify red flags and warning signs in a potential victim; and how to report human trafficking.


#19Days of Prevention: Hard Conversations – Empowering Hispanic Parents to Child Sexual Abuse Prevention

Watch Party on Nov. 12 @ 3 p.m.

Join us for a watch party of a Darkness 2 Light Hard Conversations Panel discussion on how to empower Hispanic parents to prevent child sexual abuse.


Live on FACEBOOK Nov. 13 @ 10 a.m.

Homelessness among children exists in Pitt County. Learn more from the executive director of Community Crossroads Center Ken Becker about its prevalence and how homelessness affects children and families.


#19Days of Prevention – Tips for Keeping Kids Safe Online

Nov. 17 @ 2 p.m.

As a part of #19Days of Prevention, NC Stop Human Trafficking will offer this learning session to empower caregivers to with tips to help them keep kids safe online. With the changing world of social media and gaming, it is important for parents to have up-to-date information and understand effective practices to internet safety. This session will address what apps are out there, privacy setting and good behavioral practices that encourages kids to use the internet responsibly.


#19Days of Prevention – Kids’ Book Read of “Good Pictures Bad Pictures”

Live on Facebook on Nov. 17 @ 6 p.m.

Join Melinda as she reads “Good Pictures Bad Pictures.””Good Pictures Bad Pictures” is a read-aloud story about a mom and dad who explain what pornography is, why it’s dangerous, and how to reject it.


#19Days of Prevention – Juvenile Crime Prevention

Live on Facebook Nov. 19 @ 2 p.m.

How can we prevent children from going through the juvenile justice system?

Desha Lane, secretary of the local Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, will tell us a little bit about how programming and community involvement can help keep kids out of the system.


Social Media Campaign

We ask the community to join us in our comprehensive social media campaign that addressed violence against youth and children with a specific focus on a different topic each day.

Organizations and people who participate in this digital campaign, please use #19Days.

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