If children came with instructions, life would be a lot easier. However, they don’t. Yet parents are expected to know how to deal with kids effectively through every stage of development. It’s a difficult job but fortunately, help is available and much of it is free. Surviving Parenthood is a comprehensive resource guide developed by CAPC to inform parents and caregivers of the many services and resources that are available to help children and families living in Contra Costa County. In its 14Rev edition, the resource directory includes information about protective factors that help reduce child abuse and neglect. Download a copy: English: Surviving Parenthood Resource Directory. PDF Spanish: Surviving Parenthood Resource Directory. PDF To submit either updates or additions to the directory, please download, complete and forward the Surviving Parenthood 14th Edition Update form.