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

Oct
19
Thu
all-day Adverse Childhood Experiences (A...
Adverse Childhood Experiences (A...
Oct 19 – Oct 21 all-day
The objectives of this summit are to: Integrate knowledge and experience of interprofessional individuals and groups, via small group discussions, to generate at least one collaborative ACE practice that links health, education, law and mental[...]
Oct
23
Mon
all-day Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week
Oct 23 – Oct 31 all-day
Red Ribbon Week is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness event reaching millions of Americans during the last week of October every year. By wearing red ribbons and participating in community drug prevention[...]
6:30 pm Bereaved Parents Grief Support G... @ West Nash United Methodist Church
Bereaved Parents Grief Support G... @ West Nash United Methodist Church
Oct 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[...]
Oct
24
Tue
6:30 pm Free Event- Help and Hope in Ire... @ Statesville Civic Center
Free Event- Help and Hope in Ire... @ Statesville Civic Center
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  Help and Hope Community Forum Flyer Guest Speakers Dr. Bobby Kearney – Medical Director of Addiction Recovery Medical Services and Board Certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine will be speaking about the[...]
7:00 pm Learn to Cope- Support Group
Learn to Cope- Support Group
Oct 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[...]
Oct
25
Wed
3:30 pm Free Training-Dating Relationshi...
Free Training-Dating Relationshi...
Oct 25 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
#YouthCulture:  Adolescent Brain Development & Addiction addresses how to recognize warning signs of unhealthy dating relationships and potential dating violence. In addition participants will learn current sexting statistics and trends as well as North Carolina laws.[...]
Oct
28
Sat
all-day National Prescription Drug Take...
National Prescription Drug Take...
Oct 28 all-day
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications. Click[...]
all-day National Prescription Drug Take ...
National Prescription Drug Take ...
Oct 28 all-day
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications. Click[...]