Based on funding recommendations made by the Child Abuse Prevention Council to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, more than $1 million will be distributed to eight local agencies providing child abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment services in English, Spanish and Vietnamese. The funding recommendations, made possible through the Child Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment Program (CAPIT) and County Children's Trust Fund (CTF) were approved by the Board of Supervisors in June 2021 and will be administered and monitored by the Social Services Agency, the fiscal agent of the Child Abuse Prevention Council.
The Allocations Committee of the Child Abuse Prevention Council meets monthly to review the performance of the all funded programs.
FY 2021-2022 Funded Programs
Parent-Child Interactive Therapy
Families participate in weekly sessions to improve family functioning, reduce stress, and learn healthy disciplinary techniques.
Abrazo Por Vida
Weekly, evidence-based child abuse prevention workshops culturally relevant for the Latin-X and Native American communities in Gilroy and East San Jose. Workshops will provide parents with resources, positive guidance, and basic parenting skills.
In-home parent/child attachment and parenting support to pregnant women and infants, particularly those who have been impacted by the criminal justice system.
School-Based Prevention and Treatment
School-based prevention services at elementary and middle schools, grades TK through eight, in Santa Clara County comprised of both student workshops and teacher/educator workshops. Child sexual abuse treatment and prevention services to children who have experienced sexual abuse and their non-offending caregiver.
Happy 5 Vietnamese Early Childhood Education
Assist Vietnamese immigrant parents develop positive parenting skills and learn about child development. Community-based public awareness activities will include radio talk shows and women support groups.
International Children Assistance Network
Family Support Services, Social Boundaries Program, Understanding Maladaptive Behaviors, and Sharing the Journey
Support services to children with special needs and their parents in Spanish, English and Vietnamese.
Resilient Families Program
The program consists of parent education workshops, childcare, Words of Wisdom (WOWTalk) Teen Cafes, Parent Cafes and community education in South County.
Rebekah Children's Services
Birth and Beyond Family Empowerment Program
Parenting workshops, case management, and child enrichment programs in Spanish and English to increase knowledge about child development, promote positive interactions between parents and children, and set realistic family goals.
San Jose Grail Family Services