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Phone: (828) 695-5600


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3030 11th Avenue Drive SE
Hickory, NC 28602

Mailing Address:
PO Box 669
Newton, NC 28658

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Office Hours:
Mon - Fri, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
You may report suspected child or adult abuse at any time

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  • ACE (Advocates for Children in Education) Social Workers
  • Backpack Program
  • Teen UP
  • Family and Children's Support Team
  • Child Data Snapshot Summary   Full Report
  • Community Response
  • Nurturing Parent Program
  • Reunification/Visitation Coach
  • The Child Wellbeing Project
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    The Prevention & Wellbeing Unit programs are designed to:
    • Prevent child abuse & neglect
    • Prevent re-entry into foster care
    • Improve child well-being by assisting families to access needed resources and services
    • Work with families to build their skills, resiliency, and become empowered to meet their needs
    • Help students make wise life choices, work toward positive goal setting, and address issues which interfere with their ability to learn in the classroom setting
    • Increase parental involvement in the student’s school attendance, behavior, academic progress and overall well-being
    Recent briefs about our Child Wellbeing project: