Monday, March 20, 2017

Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council - March 2017

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CAPC Newsletter                                                  March 2017
New mini-grant funding opportunities through
the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Amador.
Click HERE for all the details!

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A Community that Cares
Child Abuse Prevention and Early Childhood Education

The Child Abuse Prevention Council of Amador (CAPC) is excited to share with you an enriching partnership with the Early Childhood Education (ECE) class at Amador High School taught by Lorra Biddle.

The ECE class offers students an opportunity to learn about the principles of child development, early learning environments, trends and issues in early childhood education, and classroom management techniques. The class has also been encouraged to get involved in projects that touch the community.

One such project has been to learn to knit or crochet purple caps for CAPC's Knitting for a Cause campaign, which happens each April in conjunction with Child Abuse Prevention Month (see next month's newsletter for all the details). As some students were having trouble mastering the art of knitting or crocheting, their teacher started a project to raise funds to purchase looms to make learning easier. The fundraiser is called "Pass the Purple Hat." (If you would like to make a donation to their class, contact their teacher, Lorra Biddle, at 257-7337.)

After the students finish creating the caps they are returned to CAPC where the caps are then gifted to families with newborns to educate parents about the "Period of Purple Crying," a normal but frustrating period of increased crying all infants experience. The program teaches parents how to cope with this crying and of the dangers of reacting out of  frustration with shaking or other extreme physical responses. In the above photo, ECE students show off their caps which are being worn by their class project infant dolls.
Another class project offers a Playschool for families of Amador
 County. This is a fun and educational event that provides a free opportunity for families, while giving students real-life experience working with young children. The next session will run from April 3rd through May 25th, and they are now taking sign-ups. This Playschool will be held 2 - 3 days each week, and will be from 10:10 - 11:25 am. To enroll, please call Lorra Biddle at Amador High School at 257-7337. Or inquire by email at

The Child Abuse Prevention Council thanks Lorra Biddle and all of the ECE students for their enthusiasm and creativity in reaching out to our community! 

Child Abuse Prevention Mini-Grants Now Available 

We are pleased to announce that CAPC has funding available for child abuse prevention mini-grant proposals for the 2016-17 fiscal year. One-time mini-grants will be awarded up to $2,000. For all the details and an application click on the links below. 
 Next deadline Tuesday, April 28, 5:00pm.
Upcoming Events
NEW!  Free Mandated Reporter Training  
The second Thursday of every month, from 10:00am - 12:00pm, the Child Abuse Prevention Council is holding free mandated reporter trainings.

Open to parents, child care providers, teachers, the community, staff or colleagues needing a refresher course, or new staff with no previous training, give us a call, (209) 223-5921. For the flyer with all the information, click HERE

Next CAPC Meeting
Monday, March 20, 10:30am 
975 Broadway, Jackson

Child Passenger Safety Tech Training 
Tuesday, May 16 Friday, May 19, 8:00am-5:00pm
Amador Health and Human Services
Click here for a flyer with all information needed to register.

About CAPC
Our Vision
All children know how they are valued; all families receive the support, education and tools necessary to give every child a safe, healthy, and nurturing home; and a community that actively supports the health, safety, and education of its children.
Our Mission 
CAPC is committed to preventing all forms of child abuse in Amador County through community partnerships, free trainings, education, and family-centered events that value children, strengthen families, and engage communities. 
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Child Abuse Prevention Council of Amador, Mail: PO Box 815, Jackson, CA 95642, Location: 975 Broadway, Jackson, CA 95642

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Friends of the Amador County Library Spring Used Book Sale - April 21, 22 & 23

Friends of the Amador County Library
Spring Used Book Sale
April 21, 22 & 23, 2017
American Legion Hall
12134 Airport Road, Sutter Creek
(Hwy 49, across from the Italian Picnic Grounds)

Friday, April 21, 4 pm to 7 pm
FACL Members only. Non-members may join at the sale.
Saturday, April 22, 10 am to 4 pm
Open to the general public.
Sunday, April 23, 11 am to 3 pm
Open to the general public.
Everything on sale at half price (Sunday only).
Proceeds support the Amador County Library.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Amador County Library.