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*​Register Now for the Child Abuse Prevention Month Virtual Speaker Series*
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Preventing Child Abuse During and After
COVI​D​-19

 
While we look forward to reaching post-COVID times, many continue to struggle and remain at risk. We hope everyone is safe and healthy and we continue to encourage people to reach out and find support-

To find information about available health and human services in the Bay Area: 211 United Bay Area (211bayarea.org/santaclara/).

Parent hotline: Bay Area TALK provides 24-hour support for parents and caregivers in the Bay Area, (415) 441-5437. 

For additional information about COVID-19, resources, and tips in multiple languages: First 5 (first5kids.org/covid19/). Also see First 5's Community Resource Directory​.


For information about education and home-based learning: Santa Clara County Office of Education​ (sccoe.org) and Parents Helping Parents​​ (php.com).

The YWCA​ has prepared an Elementary School Toolkit​ and a Middle School Toolkit​ to teach young people ways to identify, safely respond to, and report abuse.

Silicon Valley Strong: siliconvalleystrong.org/go-virtual/family-resources/
Provides resources for families and emotional support tools for all ages. Has specific resources regarding COVID-19.

Parenting During an Epidemic, by Dr. Damon Korb, M.D.


And, report suspected child abuse or neglect:
 
Report Suspected Child Abuse in Santa Clara County
24-hour toll-free hotline: 1-833-SCC-KIDS
 
Watch and share the message in Sp​anish​, ASL​,​ and Vietnamese​.
     

Tools: Reporting Child Abuse is 
Everyone's Responsibility

During the COVID-19 emergency and stay-at-home orders, far fewer eyes and ears are available to help ensure Santa Clara County children remain safe. Connect, by reaching out to parents to provide support and, if you have concerns for a child's safety or well being, report. Link to this resource​​​ to access child abuse reporting guidance for essential workers and any adult keeping our communities running. It outlines potential signs of abuse and neglect and how to report. Link to this ​resource​ to access guidance for teachers who now just have virtual contact with students. Atte​nd a ​Z​oom mandated reporter training​​​​. Together let's keep our kids safe!

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Healthy Relationships Help Kids Thrive!
 
The best way to confront the problem of child abuse and neglect is to prevent it from happening in the first place by surrounding children with healthy parental, family and community-based relationships that are physically and emotionally safe, respectful, supportive, and never violent or abusive.
 

 
  
  
What is the Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC)?
The Child Abuse Prevention Council of Santa Clara County is a Commission of the Board of Supervisors made up of 23 volunteer Commissioners and several other Community Advisory, Emeritus and Committee Members who, together, coordinate the County's response to child abuse and neglect. Its members represent many different public and private agencies, community volunteers, a wide range of professional disciplines, a diversity of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and the various geographical areas of the county.
 
The Council meets monthly. Meetings are open to the public. Community members who are concerned about child abuse and committed to its prevention are invited to attend meetings, join a committee, and/or join the Council.  

The mission of the Child Abuse Prevention Council is to prevent and respond to all forms of child abuse and neglect through community partnerships, education, collaboration, and advocacy.
 
 
Child Abuse Prevention Council Activities:
 
  • Assess the service needs in the county for the prevention, detection, treatment and legal processing of child abuse cases.
  • Provide a forum for interagency cooperation and coordination.
  • Promote public awareness about the abuse and neglect of children.
  • Recommend improvements in services of families and children.
  • Recommend to the Board of Supervisors where the county's Children's Trust Fund and state and county funds are needed.

Contact:

Email the Child Abuse Prevention Council Coordinator at cacscc.org@gmail.com.

Mailing address:

Child Abuse Prevention Council, 70 West Hedding, 10th Floor, San Jose CA 95110.

 

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