To protect the well being of occupants inside a motor vehicle, you must comply with California law regarding unattended children and pets.
When you are not present in the vehicle, it is illegal to:
Leave a child up to 6 years old unattended, UNLESS they are supervised by someone at least 12 years old.
Leave children or pets in conditions that present a significant risk to their health and safety.
Children and pets confined to vehicles in rising temperatures can result in dehydration, stroke, or death.
Here's some helpful information and tips for parents about heatstroke prevention for kids.
Hard Facts about Heatstroke:
On average, every 10 days a child dies from heatstroke in a vehicle. In more than half of these deaths, the caregiver forgot the child was in the car.
A car can heat up 19 degrees in just 10 minutes. And cracking a window doesn't help.
Young children are particularly at risk, as their bodies heat up three to five times faster than an adult's.
Top Tips for Preventing Heatstroke:
Reduce the number of deaths from heatstroke by remembering to ACT.
Avoid heatstroke-related injury and death by never leaving your child alone in a car, not even for a minute. Always lock your doors and trunks - even in your driveway. And keep your keys and key fobs out of the reach of kids.
Create reminders by putting something in the back of your car next to your child such as a briefcase, a purse or a cell phone that is needed at your final destination. This is especially important if you're not following your normal routine.
Take action. If you see a child alone in a car, call 911. Emergency personnel want you to call. They are trained to respond to these situations. One call could save a life.
How do you take care of yourself?
Have you ever felt like you take care of everyone's needs first? That taking time to take care of yourself should be last? You are not alone in feeling this way. We encourage you - especially if you are raising children - to give yourself some time for YOU!
Thank you to Yolo Kids for this fabulous info-graphic on self-care! Click on their link to take you to the full guide!
Mini-Grants Now Available!
We are excited to announce that funding is available for Family Strengthening mini-grant proposals for the 2017-18 fiscal year. Mini-grants will be awarded up to $2,000. Funding is provided by the Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council (ACAPC).
Grants are available for qualified organizations and agencies to provide Family Strengthening programs within the County of Amador.
Family Strengthening is the premise that children do well when families do well, and that families do well when they live in supportive communities. Enhancing connections within families, and between families, and the institutions that affect them, result in better outcomes for children and their families.
Mini-Grant applications may be submitted to ACAPC at any time throughout the 2017-18 fiscal year, however grant reviews and awards will occur bi-monthly, suggested application deadline dates are as follows:
Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 5:00pm
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 5:00pm
Friday, December 29, 2017 - 5:00pm
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 5:00pm
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 5:00pm
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.
Wednesday, July 19, 9:00am-5:00pm, Ione Family Resource Center, Ione Call 296-2785 to reserve your spot.
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.
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.
Investing in Our Youngest Children
Stay up to date on all the latest news and information for the youngest children in our county! Sign up for First 5 Amador's monthly e-newsletter HERE!
Child Abuse Prevention Council of Amador, Mail: PO Box 815, Jackson, CA 95642,Location: 975 Broadway,Jackson, CA 95642