November 15, 2018 Uncategorized
Child Abuse Prevention Council Receives Thanks For Giving Holiday Program Grant from The Rite Aid Foundation
This season of giving, CAPC is receiving a special gift from The Rite Aid Foundation to help us continue making a difference in the lives of children in our community.
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media. To celebrate, The Rite Aid Foundation has generously gifted us with a $5,000 grant as part of its KidCents Thanks for Giving Holiday program.
We also have the opportunity to receive an additional $2,500 grant by being the charity that has the most likes, shares and comments on our social media posts on #GivingTuesday. Please check out CAPC’s Facebook page on Tuesday, November 27 and help us spread the word!
Our Executive Director will use these grant funds for our Nurturing Parenting Program (NPP) for parents of children with special needs and health challenges. NPP provides free, locally available parent education to very low income, at-risk, underserved families living in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods in East, West and Central Contra Costa County.
The Nurturing Parenting Program focuses on the Strengthening Families Five Protective Factors Framework which provides families with the knowledge needed to help them thrive in their lives and communities. These five factors include: Parental Resilience, Social Connections, Concrete Support in Times of Need, Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development and the Social and Emotional Competence of Children.
Parents participate in the learning process through role plays, engaging course assignments, group work and also enjoy a shared meal. They learn to recognize trauma and understand feelings and child development, are introduced to alternatives to hitting and are provided with tools to build children’s self-esteem. Parent Educators help parents develop safe, stable and nurturing relationships and environments.
The Rite Aid Foundation created the KidCents Thanks for Giving Holiday program to help support efforts to improve the health, safety and well-being of local kids. In total, The Rite Aid Foundation is donating $2.2 million to more than 440 charities.
“#GivingTuesday is a global celebration of giving, and on this day, we wanted to recognize our KidCents charities for all they do to make a positive impact in the communities we serve,” said Tracy Henderson, director of The Rite Aid Foundation and charitable giving initiatives. “Through the KidCents Thanks for Giving Holiday program, we want to recognize and support organizations that are focused on giving all year round. We thank all our KidCents charity partners for helping to give kids better lives and brighter futures.”
CAPC looks forward to continuing our partnership with The Rite Aid Foundation and is excited by the opportunities that KidCents brings to our organization and those we help.
Have a wonderful holiday season and a happy, healthy new year!
September 12, 2018 Uncategorized
In case you missed it! click here
September 10, 2018 Uncategorized
Our SOTG fundraiser this past Saturday was a HUGE success! Our attendees had a ton of fun while fundraising for our child abuse prevention programs! THANK YOU for your support!!
May 9, 2018 All News
Thank you to the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors for your support of National Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness month.
April 10, 2018 All News, Press Release, Report
THE FINANCIAL IMPACT OF CHILD ABUSE
The cumulative financial impact to the Contra Costa community for the 807 verified child victims last year is $258.9M. Though these costs are accrued over the course of the victim’s life, the community will continue to incur the same cost each year until we are able to reduce and ultimately end child abuse. Read more […]
April 5, 2018 All News, Article, In the Media
March 27, 2018 Event
The 5th Annual Soul on the Green Community Event Car Show
Date: September 8, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Contra Costa Country Club, 801 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill
March 12, 2018 All News, Event, In the Media
Join us for our 14th Annual “It Shouldn’t Hurt to be a Child” benefit luncheon, raffle and silent auction. Funds raised will help children at risk of #childabuse or neglect in #ContraCostaCounty. Visit our event webpage at http://WWW.ACAPC2018.EVENTBRITE.COM for tickets and more info.
March 8, 2018 All News
Thank you to the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation Child Abuse Prevention fund for your on going support. Your grant will help parents get the support they need to break they cycle of child abuse by participating in our Nurturing Parenting classes.
#donations #CAPC #Childabuseprevention
March 6, 2018 Article
“The foundation of our agency’s Speak Up Be Safe child safety program came from Cunnane’s story” Carol Carrillo.
To read Cunnane’s story click here
#Metoo #Speakup #Speakupbesafe
March 5, 2018 Article, Report
The East Bay Times published an article on a recent report about children’s deaths. Dr. Carpenter, a member of our board of directors and one of the authors of the report highlighted in the article, says that the lack of information about safe sleeping practices is one of the main causes of accidental death in children. These deaths could be prevented if parents have better access to educational information on sleeping practices for their children.
For more information click here
January 17, 2018 All News, Event, In the Media
Please join us for the 14th 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 19, 2018
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM PDT
Diablo Country Club
1700 Club House Road
Diablo, CA 94528
For more information please click here
January 2, 2018 Uncategorized
Thank you to all the generous donors who gave to CAPC during the holiday season. Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and peaceful new year.
Share the Spirit
December 21, 2017 Uncategorized
Thank you Sutter Delta Staff for adopting these families for Christmas and special thanks to CEP America for coordinating the ER department.
December 18, 2017 Uncategorized
Congratulations to the Parent Partner program for receiving the California State Association of Counties innovation award. CAPC is proud of the work we do in the community to support parents and children.
Thank you to the GIVE program for all your support this year. Our Nurturing Parenting Program appreciates you all.
December 13, 2017 Uncategorized
Thank you to the Contra Costa Parents of Multiples for your generous support . You support will assure the families in our community have a happy holiday season.
December 6, 2017 Uncategorized
2016/2017 was a busy year for CAPC. With support from the State Office of Child Abuse Prevention, CAPC began leading a broad Bay Area effort to raise awareness of the Five Protective Factors which are the foundation of the Strengthening Families Approach. Your continued support has helped expand our Speak Up Be Safe child safety program into Richmond and Concord schools. Our Nurturing Parenting Program is reaching more and more at risk families with positive parenting education, and CAPC is now working with parents who have children with special needs. We distributed over 14,000 Surviving Parenthood Resource Directories to Contra Costa residents. Our Sue Fleischner Special Needs Fund continues to serve families who are isolated and in need of critical to lessen the stress on families and keep kids safe. This year, we also supported Assemblywoman Baker’s bill AB 993 to support children who are the victims of severe sexual crimes.
To read the full Community Report, click here.
December 5, 2017 Uncategorized
Please consider CAPC in planning your end-of-year giving. We’re a non-profit organization, so every single dollar goes to the care of our families and kids in Contra Costa County.
November 27, 2017 Uncategorized
Our Director, Carol Carrillo, published a letter in the East Bay Times about our program “Speak Up, Be Safe.” The program helps children and teens learn the skills to prevent or interrupt cycles of neglect.
To read the entire article, please click here
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.
#Blackfriday #Thanksgiving #CyberMonday #ContraCostaCounty #BayArea #Childabuseprevention #GiveToSpecialNeedsKids #GivingTuesday #California
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
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.
Recuerden, nuestro #GivingTuesday es el 28 de Noviembre, cualquier aporte o donacion nos ayudara con nuestro fondo de necesidades especiales llamado Sue Fleischner 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
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 […]
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
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
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.
October 30, 2017 Uncategorized
This Year Help US Care for Kids in our Community!
Each year CAPC supports at risk families with our a Sue Fleischner Special Needs fund.
In 1984 the Sue Fleischner Special Needs Fund was established in memory of founding CAPC member and medical social worker, Sue Fleischner.
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!
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.
August 21, 2017 All News, Event
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.
April 28, 2017 Uncategorized
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 […]
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 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 […]
January 26, 2017 Event, Uncategorized
CSEC PREVENTION AND
Presenter: Amy Lynch, M.A.
Founder and President of ARM of Care
HOSTED BY: CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION COUNCIL OF CONTRA
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
CREATIVE ARTS TO
WHO HAVE BEEN
–ARM of Care
*BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH
January 14, 2017 Event
DATE AND TIME
Thu, April 27, 2017
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM PDT
Orinda Country Club
315 Camino Sobrante
Orinda, CA 94563
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…
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,
October 29, 2016 All News, Awards
“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
August 15, 2016 All News, Event
Join CAPC! Fundraising event! Larry Dunn Anthology Earth Wind & Fire, Tickets On Sale NOW! Purchase here!
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
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!
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
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.
April 12, 2016 Press Release
CAPC Board of Directors participates in the Blue Ribbon Campaign for National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. #HowWeDoBlue
April 11, 2016 Event, Press Release
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!
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!
March 9, 2016 Article, In the Media, Press Release
CAPC quoted in article “CAPC Programs continue to help” says COP Jon King.
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.
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
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
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.
December 16, 2015 Article, Press Release
Please read Carol Carrillo, Executive Director’s Letter to the Editor in the Contra Costa Times this week…
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.
October 1, 2015 Press Release, Report
“Most Children’s Deaths in Contra Costa Reviewed by Expert Team Were Preventable, Report Says.”
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
June 17, 2015 Article, Press Release
Lamorinda School districts’ Speak Up Be Safe program marks 2yr anniversary.
June 9, 2015 Event, In the Media, Press Release
Lakisha Hill is the recognized Playmaker! Read article and WATCH her VIDEO!
Read Article Here
May 4, 2015 Press Release
CAPC staff at the National Child Welfare league of America conference and a meeting with Congressman Mark DeSaulnier.
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.
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.
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…
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.
March 17, 2015 Press Release
10 years “breaking the cycle” of child abuse, congratulations staff.
March 2, 2015 Press Release
Newsmakers Lesher Speaker Series 2/10/15
February 17, 2015 In the Media, Press Release
December 2, 2014 Article, Press Release
June 19, 2014 Article, Press Release
January 14, 2014 Article, Press Release
November 15, 2013 Article, Press Release
October 14, 2013 Article, Press Release
May 24, 2013 Article, Press Release
May 21, 2013 Article, Press Release
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April 18, 2013 Article, Press Release
March 14, 2013 Article, Press Release
February 25, 2013 Article, Press Release
February 17, 2013 Article, Press Release
January 2, 2012 Article, Press Release