Who We Are

The Parent Resource Center was established in 2004 by Families in Action, Inc., a nonprofit, substance abuse prevention organization.

Our mission is to engage and support parents, schools, public and private agencies, organizations, institutions, as well as communities in their effort to reduce substance abuse through parent engagement and parent involvement. The Parent Resource Center accomplishes our mission by providing information, education, consultation, technical assistance, advocating for evidence-based prevention strategies, and by offering programs and services.

The vision of the Parent Resource Center is to expand substance abuse prevention by promoting parent-centered prevention as a best practice. Thus, we strive to significantly reduce the impact of substance abuse on individuals, families, communities and the state of North Carolina.

History

Formed in 1982, Families in Action is one of the pioneers of the early national parent movement. The organization has remained true to its core belief that preventing child and adolescent substance abuse begins in the home…with parents. In 2002, Families in Action was selected to pilot a national parent initiative which eventually led to the creation of the NC Parent Resource Center.

Over the years, the NC Parent Resource Center has worked tirelessly to help NC expand its capacity to prohibit substance abuse through parent-centered prevention. We provide parents with prevention resources such as prevention information, consultation, technical assistance, training and advocacy. The NC Parent Resource Center sponsors an annual conference featuring national caliber presenters. Also, we support prevention through partnering with other organizations including, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse of Columbia University, NC Centers for Prevention Resources, Governor’s Institute on Substance Abuse, NC ABC Commission, NC Substance Abuse Prevention Providers Association, Addiction Professionals of NC, and other substance abused focused agencies.

Staff

  • Phil Mooring, MS, CSAPC, LCAS, Executive Director
  • Anna Godwin, MS, LCAS, Coordinator
  • Maria Najera-Vick, Administrative Assistant

Upcoming Events

Jul
23
Mon
6:30 pm Bereaved Parents Grief Support G... @ West Nash United Methodist Church
Bereaved Parents Grief Support G... @ West Nash United Methodist Church
Jul 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
WHO: Parents who have lost a child unexpectedly to substance use, health issues, etc.***This group has expanded to include grandparent and siblings, so it is now for anyone who has lost a child, grandchild or[...]
Jul
24
Tue
7:00 pm Learn to Cope- Support Group
Learn to Cope- Support Group
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Learn to Cope WHO: Parents, family members, spouses and caregivers with a loved one who is struggling with addiction to opiates, alcohol, or other drugs. DATE: Tuesdays TIME: 7 – 8:30 pm WHERE: Franklin, NC[...]
Jul
31
Tue
7:00 pm Learn to Cope- Support Group
Learn to Cope- Support Group
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Learn to Cope WHO: Parents, family members, spouses and caregivers with a loved one who is struggling with addiction to opiates, alcohol, or other drugs. DATE: Tuesdays TIME: 7 – 8:30 pm WHERE: Franklin, NC[...]
Aug
3
Fri
all-day NCFADS Summer School
NCFADS Summer School
Aug 3 all-day
The Schools are highly beneficial for addictions and substance use disorder professionals, as well as licensed professional counselors, social workers, school counselors/nurses/social workers, rehabilitation counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychotherapists, integrated care professionals, criminal justice/juvenile[...]
Aug
7
Tue
7:00 pm Learn to Cope- Support Group
Learn to Cope- Support Group
Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Learn to Cope WHO: Parents, family members, spouses and caregivers with a loved one who is struggling with addiction to opiates, alcohol, or other drugs. DATE: Tuesdays TIME: 7 – 8:30 pm WHERE: Franklin, NC[...]
Aug
9
Thu
12:00 pm Connections Family Support Progr... @ First United Methodist Church in the Bynum Building
Connections Family Support Progr... @ First United Methodist Church in the Bynum Building
Aug 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Richmond County Support Group. Connections Family Support Program hosts a monthly support group the second Thursday of each month. This is a time for those with children who have behavioral or emotional challenges to share[...]
Aug
14
Tue
7:00 pm Learn to Cope- Support Group
Learn to Cope- Support Group
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Learn to Cope WHO: Parents, family members, spouses and caregivers with a loved one who is struggling with addiction to opiates, alcohol, or other drugs. DATE: Tuesdays TIME: 7 – 8:30 pm WHERE: Franklin, NC[...]
Aug
16
Thu
5:30 pm Grandparents Raising Grandchildr... @ Craven County Senior Center
Grandparents Raising Grandchildr... @ Craven County Senior Center
Aug 16 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Teens have their own support group Child care is provided Free Dinner is served (registration required for the dinner portion)
Aug
21
Tue
7:00 pm Learn to Cope- Support Group
Learn to Cope- Support Group
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Learn to Cope WHO: Parents, family members, spouses and caregivers with a loved one who is struggling with addiction to opiates, alcohol, or other drugs. DATE: Tuesdays TIME: 7 – 8:30 pm WHERE: Franklin, NC[...]
Aug
27
Mon
6:30 pm Bereaved Parents Grief Support G... @ West Nash United Methodist Church
Bereaved Parents Grief Support G... @ West Nash United Methodist Church
Aug 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
WHO: Parents who have lost a child unexpectedly to substance use, health issues, etc.***This group has expanded to include grandparent and siblings, so it is now for anyone who has lost a child, grandchild or[...]