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Sharon Hirsch & Jim Allegretto, “Public Health Crisis: Child Abuse” (August 10)
August 10, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Sharon Hirsch, President & CEO, Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina
Jim Allegretto, Executive Director, Youth of North Carolina
Public Health Crisis: Child Abuse
Child abuse is the feeding system for almost every social ill in our country. If you care about violence, crime, bullying, domestic abuse, mental and physical health, you need to understand that child abuse is connected to everyone of these. Sharon Hirsch and Jim Allegretto will address this public health crisis and what they are doing to prevent child maltreatment.”
Sharon Hirsch serves as the President and CEO of Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina, where she leads a team that focuses on making prevention a priority for NC and building capacity for communities to have the knowledge, support and resources to prevent child abuse and neglect. She has more than 25 years’ experience in nonprofit and government agency management, public relations, advocacy and child well-being. At PCANC she has led efforts to catalyze community prevention plans, has increased staff capacity to provide supports for evidence based parenting programs and has secured more than $1 million in new investments in PCANC.
Jim Allegretto serves as the current executive director for Youth of North Carolina — providing best-in-class supplemental educational opportunities and support services to youth serving organizations across North Carolina. Formally a director with the Boy Scouts of America, James successfully grew and sustained double digit membership growth and raised funds exceeding 120% of the anticipated goal for multiple years. With his certified life coach training experience, James uses his unique skills to build relationships by uniting diverse groups of people. While serving the community in nonprofit management he has met politicians, celebrities, and business leaders, bringing the necessary resources where they are needed most. Born a natural people person he continues to work hard providing great resources for all youth, local families, and the underserved from the mountains to the sea.
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