Giving Tuesday

November 16, 2017  Event

The countdown is on less than 2 weeks to go, a day where everyone (people & corporations) open their hearts and wallets on a national day devoted to giving back. Join the movement and help us to redefine the giving spirit this holiday season. For donations here! With a little bit quickly turns into a lot

 

 


November 15, 2017  Event

At CAPC, even a little money can go a long way toward preventing child abuse in Contra Costa County.
We value every child’s right to grow up in a safe and nurturing home environment.
Donations: here
#Blackfriday #Thanksgiving #CyberMonday #ContraCostaCounty #BayArea #Childabuseprevention #GiveToSpecialNeedsKids #GivingTuesday #California


Event

Two weeks until #GivingTuesday! Please support local families and kids! Pledge to participate on November 28 by posting an #UNselfie and tagging Child Abuse Prevention Council! Make your donation today!
More info: here

#UNselfie #Blackfriday #Thanksgiving #CyberMonday#ContraCostaCounty #GiveToSpecialNeedsKids #GivingTuesday#BayArea #Childabuseprevention


#UNselfie

November 14, 2017  Uncategorized

Unselfies are an easy way to show your support for Child Abuse Prevention Council. Post your #UNnselfie with the hashtag #GiveToSpecialNeedsKids or #CAPC on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram and tell your friends and family why you are supporting CAPC on #GivingTuesday.


Giving Tuesday

Event

Recuerden, nuestro #GivingTuesday es el 28 de Noviembre, cualquier aporte o donacion nos ayudara con nuestro fondo de necesidades especiales llamado Sue Fleishner Special. El objetivo de este fondo es prevenir cualquier tipo de abuso o abandono infantil en familias que estan viviendo alguna situacion dificil en sus vidas. Este fondo se usa para el transporte de programas de servicios sociales / citas médicas, cunas y/o coches seguros para los niños.

Mas informacion: aqui

#UNselfie #Blackfriday #Thanksgiving #CyberMonday#ContraCostaCounty #GiveToSpecialNeedsKids #BayArea#Childabuseprevention


New Success Story! A Father Doesn’t Give Up

November 13, 2017  All News, Success Stories

“Manuel never gave up on his son.  He completed two Nurturing Parenting Program sessions and enrolled in additional parenting classes because he wants to become the best father possible.”

Read more […]


#GivingTuesday

November 9, 2017  Uncategorized

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are all about buying for the holidays. Giving Tuesday celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday is a movement that encourages us all to give.
Support our cause today, donate and become a “Kid Supporter” at any of our levels or donate what you can. Every dollar helps!

More info: Here 

#UNselfie #Blackfriday #Thanksgiving #CyberMonday #ContraCostaCounty#GiveToSpecialNeedsKids

 

 


ACAPC 14Th Annual Benefit Luncheon

November 7, 2017  Uncategorized

Save the Date for the 14th annual “It Shouldn’t Hurt To Be A Child” Benefit Luncheon.

We hope you can join us on April 19, 2018 at the Diablo Country Club!

Get you tickets here 

 


Children’s Safety

November 1, 2017  Uncategorized

Report Shows Child Deaths in Contra Costa Are Often Preventable

A review of 21 child deaths in Contra Costa during 2013 shows that nearly all of them were preventable.

The report, produced by the Contra Costa Child Death Review Team and the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Contra Costa County and released in October for national SIDS Awareness Month, found that 18 of the cases were “probably preventable.”

Those cases including deaths by drowning, motor vehicle crash, sleep-related deaths including Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and accidental asphyxia, and firearms.

The 2013 Contra Costa County Child Death Report offers several recommendations for reducing the incidence of future childhood deaths, including a countywide “Safe to Sleep” campaign, promotion of active supervision and child abuse prevention, youth anti-violence programs and firearm safety laws.

The team includes representatives from the Contra Costa Sheriff-Coroner, District Attorney, local police, Health Services, Children & Family Services and others. Dr. Jim Carpenter, a pediatrician at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, chairs the team.

The team reviews coroner’s investigations of some child deaths to determine if and how they could have been prevented. The team does not review natural deaths in which the child was receiving medical care for a known condition, such as a disease, that caused the death.

Coroner’s cases that were reviewed represented about one-quarter of the county’s child deaths in 2013.

 


You’re making a difference #GivingTuesday

October 30, 2017  Uncategorized

This Year Help US Care for Kids in our Community!

#Givetokids  #givetospecialneedskids

Each year CAPC supports at risk families with our  a Sue Fleishner Special Needs fund.

In 1984 the Sue Fleishner Special Needs Fund was established in memory of founding CAPC member and medical social worker, Sue Fleishner.

The fund is intended to avert a crisis that might lead to child abuse or neglect in families experiencing difficult circumstances.  This fund can be used for transportation to social service programs/medical appointments, or a safe crib or a safe stroller for a child.

Support our cause today, donate and become a “Kid Supporter” at any of our levels or donate what you can. Every dollar helps!


Thank you TJ Maxx for your generosity

October 26, 2017  Uncategorized

Thank you TJ Maxx for the generous donation to The Child Abuse Prevention Council. Your support will help prevent child abuse while building strong families in our community. We look forward to an ongoing partnership working to keep kids safe.

Congratulations on the grand opening of the new Concord TJ Maxx store.





Thank you for supporting CAPC’s community

August 21, 2017  All News, Event

Thank you to everyone who supported SOTG and The Child Abuse Prevention Council. a great time was had by all!!!


New Resolution 17-24 Adopted by Moraga School District

May 2, 2017  All News, Press Release

See attached the resolution for the adoption of National Child Abuse Prevention Month – April by the districts members.

Resolution 17-24 pdf.


Success – Thank you ACAPC

April 28, 2017  Uncategorized

The ACAPC 13th Annual Benefit Luncheon was a Success! An amazing group of women and an amazing event. Thank you from all of us at The Child Abuse Prevention Council for your commitment to child abuse prevention. We are honored to be working with you!!!


April Newsletter – New Child Abuse Statistics for Contra Costa, Upcoming Events..

April 7, 2017  All News, Newsletter

Hello Friends of CAPC,

April is National Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness month and time to raise awareness about the importance of prevention. Child abuse is often hidden but always far reaching in its effects.

In partnership with The San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center and Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley we have released a study of the economics of child abuse:
The Cost of Child Abuse for Contra Costa County.

As always thank you for your support! Read more […]


Family Night at Fair Oaks Elementary with CAPC & Kaiser

April 4, 2017  All News, Event

CAPC joined Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre for Family Night at Fair Oaks Elementary Thursday, March 30. Kaiser hosted Peace Signs, which is a play about three students who learn lessons about empathy and nonviolence. The production covers conflict resolution, bullying and violence prevention. In this production children learn conflict resolution, how to respond to bullying, and empathy for others. CAPC believes that giving children these tools can help children be safe and respect their peers. It was a pleasure to host a resource table at this event.


February Newsletter

February 28, 2017  Newsletter

Hello Friends of CAPC,

Thank you for your support of the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Contra Costa County (CAPC). In the month of February we are working hard to prepare for our upcoming events as well as keeping you informed on the successes of our CAPC programs. Please see our article below about our social justice efforts and how you can help.

As always thank you for your support! Read more […]


“USING THE CREATIVE ARTS TO RESTORE AND EMPOWER THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN EXPLOITED” –ARM of Care

January 26, 2017  Event, Uncategorized

TUESDAY,

JANURARY 31

CSEC PREVENTION AND

INTERVENTION

Presenter: Amy Lynch, M.A.

Founder and President of ARM of Care

HOSTED BY: CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION COUNCIL OF CONTRA

COSTA COUNTY

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Location: Monument Crisis Center

1990 Market St, Concord, CA 94520

Wellness Room, Second Floor

Time: 12:00-1:30 pm

Reminder: Print Parking Pass from email attachment

CSEC PREVENTION

AND INTERVENTION

FOR YOUTH

“USING THE

CREATIVE ARTS TO

RESTORE AND

EMPOWER THOSE

WHO HAVE BEEN

EXPLOITED”

–ARM of Care

REFRESHMENTS

AND DESSERT

PROVIDED.

*BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH


ACAPC 13th Annual Benefit Luncheon

January 14, 2017  Event

Please join us for the 13th Annual “It Shouldn’t Hurt to be a Child” Luncheon benefiting the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Contra Costa County by The Auxiliary of the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Contra Costa County.

DATE AND TIME

Thu, April 27, 2017

10:30 AM – 1:30 PM PDT

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LOCATION

Orinda Country Club

315 Camino Sobrante

Orinda, CA 94563

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Annual “Men of Merit” ceremony honors men taking a stand against violence

December 9, 2016  All News, Article, Awards

Contra Costa County held its 11th annual “Men of Merit” awards ceremony at the Richmond Police Activities League last week, featuring author and activist Tony Porter as keynote speaker. Read more…


Thanks to WestAmerica Bank #GivingTuesday sponsorship!

November 18, 2016  All News, Awards, Press Release, Uncategorized

Thanks to WestAmerica Bank sponsorship! As a long time CAPC partner they support programs that stop abuse,


CAPC Awarded $10,000 Grant from Valero Benicia Refinery

October 29, 2016  All News, Awards

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“Thank you to Siobhan Magee, a Valero employee for nominating CAPC and for your on going support of the work we do.”

CLICK TO SEE FULL REPORT

~ Carol C., Exec. Director


Larry Dunn Anthology Earth Wind & Fire

August 15, 2016  All News, Event

Join CAPC! Fundraising event! Larry Dunn Anthology Earth Wind & Fire, Tickets On Sale NOW! Purchase here!


CAPC was awarded a grant from Hedge Fund Cares for our child safety education program

July 30, 2016  Article, Awards, In the Media, Newsletter, Press Release, Report

CAPC was awarded a grant from Hedge Fund Cares for our child safety education program


Congrats to families

June 22, 2016  Press Release

Congrats to the families who graduated from CAPC’s 22 week Nurturing Parenting Program. We are so proud of them!


Child Abuse and Neglect – Breaking The Cycle

April 18, 2016  Press Release

Listen to Carol Carrillo, Executive Director speak about preventing child abuse (she is at 20 minutes into talk) at 94.1 KPFA


Proclamation 2016

April 14, 2016  Press Release

The Child Abuse Prevention Council staff and community partners at the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors recognizing, April, Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness month.


Gearing UP for #HowWeDoBlue – April National Blue Ribbon Month

April 12, 2016  Press Release

CAPC Board of Directors participates in the Blue Ribbon Campaign for National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. #HowWeDoBlue


CAPC @ Cesar Chavez Resource Fair

April 11, 2016  Event, Press Release

Raising awareness of CAPC at the Cesar Chavez Resource Fair in Oakley.


Event: Lunardi’s Market in Danville

April 7, 2016  Event, Press Release

CAPC in partnership with the Danville Exhange Club invites you to their annul child abuse prevention event at Lunardi’s Market in Danville on Saturday April 16th from 10 am until noon. The Exchange Club will provide games for the kids, a petting zoo and valuable information on child safety. The event is free and open to all families. Please plan to stop by and enjoy the activities and learn more about keeping kids safe in our community!


Free Paper Tigers Documentary Viewing

March 14, 2016  Event, Press Release

Join us for a free screening of the documentary “Paper Tigers” on April 19th at 5:30pm @ Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation. What does it mean to be a trauma-informed school? How do you educate teens whose childhood experiences have left them with a brain and body ill-suited to learn? A panel of experts will moderate a discussion after the screening. Register here!


Moraga Police Arrest Sexual Assault Suspect.

March 9, 2016  Article, In the Media, Press Release

Read Article Here

CAPC quoted in article “CAPC Programs continue to help” says COP Jon King.


Thank you to the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation

March 8, 2016  Press Release

Thank you to the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation for your on going support of child abuse prevention programs in our community. You are an important partner in our home visiting efforts to reach isolated Spanish families that need support, education and resources to prevent child abuse and keep kids safe.


Thank you Supporters, RiteAid Foundation & KidCents!

February 16, 2016  Press Release

CAPC is the proud recipient of the RiteAid Foundation KidCents program. Thank you RiteAid Foundation for your support and commitment to the safety of children in Contra Costa County. KidsCents & CAPC


CAPC and Assemblywomen Baker

February 5, 2016  In the Media, Press Release

Contra Costa Child Abuse Prevention Council Working with Assemblywomen Baker to make sure kids are safe from child abuse in our community See Twitter Post


Zero Tolerance for Human Trafficking Recognized

January 19, 2016  Press Release

Zero Tolerance’s for Human Trafficking Team being recognized by the Board of Supervisors. Cristina Hickey, our Community Education Coordinator (far left), represents CAPC and serves on this important team.


Letter to the editor…

December 16, 2015  Article, Press Release

Please read Carol Carrillo, Executive Director’s Letter to the Editor in the Contra Costa Times this week…


Valero Benicia Refinery Grant, Thank you

October 8, 2015  Press Release

CAPC received a $10,000 grant for our Nurturing Parenting Home Visitation Program from the Valero Benicia Refinery. Thank you to Siobhan Magee, a Valero employee for nominating CAPC and for your on going support of the work we do.


CDRT of Contra Costa 5 year Report

October 1, 2015  Press Release, Report

“Most Children’s Deaths in Contra Costa Reviewed by Expert Team Were Preventable, Report Says.”


The recent tragedy in Santa Cruz is hard for all of us to understand. We worry about how to keep kids safe.

August 10, 2015  Press Release

It’s important to teach our children to tell a safe adult if anyone (a peer, teenager, or adult) makes them feel uncomfortable, worried, or scared or if they are being threatened or coerced in any way. Children should also learn to first check with their mom, dad or whomever they live with before going with someone…even someone they know. While we teach our children “stranger danger” rules, in fact, most child abuse occurs at the hands of someone the child knows and trusts. Talk with your children about these important topics and make sure the conversation is ongoing and age appropriate. CAPC’s Speak Up Be Safe child abuse and bullying prevention program educates students, parents/caregivers, and the community about child safety issues. Through classroom lessons, take-home activities and handouts, and parent/caregiver and school staff presentations, the program provides important safety information and skills and helps build a comprehensive safety net for our children. If you have any questions about this program please call Carol Shenon, Child Safety Awareness Coordinator, at CAPC (925) 798-0546, ext. 16


CAPC staff, Board of Directors and community partners recognize April Child Abuse Prevention Month

June 17, 2015  Article, Press Release

Lamorinda School districts’ Speak Up Be Safe program marks 2yr anniversary.


CAPC is the 15th 50 Fund Playmaker!

June 9, 2015  Event, In the Media, Press Release

Lakisha Hill is the recognized Playmaker! Read article and WATCH her VIDEO!

Read Article Here


National Child Welfare League of America Conference Prevention

May 4, 2015  Press Release

CAPC staff at the National Child Welfare league of America conference and a meeting with Congressman Mark DeSaulnier.

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See Carol Carrillo speak about CAPC’s “Speak Up Be Safe” Program!

April 28, 2015  In the Media, Press Release

Watch the whole segment of Beyond the Headlines or Fast Forward to Minute 17:26 for Carol Carrillo’s exclusive interview.


CAPC is proud to announce that our Parent Partner Program is being recognized!

April 6, 2015  Press Release

CAPC staff, Board of Directors and community partners recognize April as Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness month with a proclamation from the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors.


Presidential Proclamation — National Child Abuse Prevention Month, 2015: 

March 31, 2015  Article, Press Release

Every child is born into a world filled with limitless possibilities, and as a Nation, we must ensure all our young people have the support they need to realize their enormous potential. […] Read more…


Advancing Excellence through Innovation and Collaboration

March 23, 2015  Press Release

CAPC is proud to announce that our Parent Partner Program was chosen by the Child Welfare League of America to present at their “Advancing Excellence through Innovation and Collaboration” 2015 National Conference in Washington DC on April 29th. The Parent Partner program was chosen for our community-based father engagement efforts and for our collaboration in providing child welfare services between a public agency and a private non profit organization. We are all so excited to be recognized on a national level for our child abuse prevention work in Contra Costa County.
http://www.cwla.org/2015nationalconference/


CAPC recognizes Parent Partner Program’s 10 yr Anniversary

March 17, 2015  Press Release

10 years “breaking the cycle” of child abuse, congratulations staff.


CAPC Board & Janette Walls author of “The Glass Castle”

March 2, 2015  Press Release

Newsmakers Lesher Speaker Series  2/10/15


The Newsmaker’s “Lesher Speaker Series” CAPC chosen as non-profit partner

February 17, 2015  In the Media, Press Release


Parents learn how to nurture at group-based Contra Costa program

December 2, 2014  Article, Press Release


Childhelp Launches New Child Abuse Prevention Curriculum

June 19, 2014  Article, Press Release


Brentwood School District to Pay $8 Million in Child Abuse Settlement

January 14, 2014  Article, Press Release


Walnut Creek Institutes’ ‘Mandated Reporter’ Policy on Suspected Child Abuse

November 15, 2013  Article, Press Release


Moraga School District Agrees on Child Safety Awareness Coordinator

October 14, 2013  Article, Press Release


Reporting Suspicions of Child Abuse in Spotlight in Antioch Forum

May 24, 2013  Article, Press Release


Parent Forum to Discuss Recent Brentwood and Antioch Student Abuse Cases

May 21, 2013  Article, Press Release

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Lesher Center Abuse Case: Walnut Creek Employees Won’t be Charged

April 18, 2013  Article, Press Release


School Abuse Reporting: Training Murky Despite Horrifying Cases, Survey Finds

March 14, 2013  Article, Press Release


Lafayette School District to Pay $725,000 to Girl Sexually Abused by Teacher

February 25, 2013  Article, Press Release


Bay Area News Group Reporting Prompts Calls for Mandatory Training in Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse

February 17, 2013  Article, Press Release


Share the Spirit: Concord Agency takes Pain Out of being a Kid

January 2, 2012  Article, Press Release