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 on June 19, 2018 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 2020-2021 Funded Programs
Parent-Child Interactive Therapy
Families participate in weekly sessions to improve family functioning, reduce stress, and learn healthy disciplinary techniques.
Building Nurturing Families
Group sessions for parents/guardians and children to replace negative relationship patterns with new cycles of empathy and nurturing.
In-home parent/child attachment and parenting support to pregnant women and infants, particularly those who have been impacted by the criminal justice system.
Court-appointed advocates watch over and advocate for children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect, protecting them from further abuse and neglect.
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley
Happy 5 Vietnamese Early Childhood Education
Assist Vietnamese immigrant parents develop positive parenting skills and learn about child development.
International Children Assistance Network
Family Support Services and Sharing the Journey
Support services to children with special needs and their parents in Spanish, English and Vietnamese.
Resilient Families Program
Group parenting classes using The Incredible Years Curriculum in English and Spanish 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
Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Education
Sexual abuse prevention education to children in grades one through eight using evidence-based and evidence-informed programs, both age-appropriate and culturally relevant to the children.*The YWCA contract was funded through a separate RFP approved by the Board of Supervisors in fall 2019.