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