Thursday, November 16, 2017

Help Foothill Conservancy on Giving Tuesday

Giving Tues logo copy
Logo - old 3          
Giving Tuesday is November 28.
Your passion to help the environment in Amador and Calaveras Counties can go farther on #givingtuesday.  With your help, we will raise funds to help us continue the work we began in 1990, keeping our trees tall, towns small and rivers wild. As you know, in the last 12 months, we’ve removed another dam on a local stream, stood up for good land use planning, moved forward on our salmon restoration project, helped promote forest restoration projects, held fun events, and continued to keep you informed about issues you care about.  
How can you be a part of it?
*  Make a gift to Foothill Conservancy on the #givingtuesday websiteYour gift will be proportionally matched by the Amador County Foundation. The more we raise on Giving Tuesday, the higher proportion of the match we will receive. 
*  Join us that day from 4:30 pm -7:00 pm at the Highway House restaurant in Jackson to meet your fellow donors and learn about other area nonprofits.
* Help us get the word out on social media using the hashtag, #givingtuesday.
*  Take photos demonstrating why you love the Foothill Conservancy and post them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with the #givingtuesday hashtag.
With your support, we can continue our work to protect, restore and sustain the natural and human environment in Amador and Calaveras counties, for this and future generations.
Claire_Electra small 2     
Foothill Conservancy

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Foothill Conservancy: Take advantage of our 50% off sale!

2017 FC logo green trans

Take Advantage of Foothill Conservancy's 50% off sale!
Good through November 30, 2017

Great Christmas gifts for all those special people in your life!
T-shirt                        Cup   Caps

Choose from Save the Moke T-shirts $13.00, Klean Kanteen cups $8.00 and 25th Anniversary caps $10.50. They are available for purchase on our website where shipping is included in the price.

If you are in Jackson and want to save the shipping costs, stop by the office to purchase your items. T-shirts will be $10.00, cups will be $5.00 and caps $7.50.

Hurry because there are limited sizes and colors of t-shirts available.
If you have any questions, you can e-mail Carolyn or call her at our office on weekday mornings at 209-223-3508

Hospice of Amador & Calaveras: 2017 Tree of Lights - Dec 2 & 3


Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council - Nov 2017

 Like us on Facebook
It's our job as adults to keep kids safe.
CAPC Newsletter                                                  November 2017

National Child Safety and Protection Month

Did you know that November is National Child Safety 

Initiated to create awareness about the potential dangers our children face every day, this month is a good reminder for everyone - parents and caregivers, as well as educators and students - of the importance of keeping our children safe at all times. 

As children grow and change, they require different levels of protection and November is a good reminder for us to check the safety and protection devices and plans we have in place for our children.

Vehicle Safety: 
ALL children MUST be riding in and correctly using an appropriate child safety restraint system. Children under the age of 8 must be secured in a car seat or booster seat in the back seat. Children who are 8 years of age OR have reached 4'9" in height may be secured by a booster seat, but at a minimum must be secured by a safety belt.  If you have questions about child safety seats or would like help correctly installing your child's car seat, please call (209)223-6407.

There may be child hazards even in your own home. Avoid more common childhood injuries and accidents by following these steps.
  • Have bright lights installed on your stairs and landings.
  • Keep walkways and areas near stairs free of clutter. Designate a space for your children to keep their toys, and enlist their help when picking them up and putting them away.

Unintentional Poisoning:
  • Keep cleaners, medications and other potentially harmful substances out of reach of children.
  • Use child safety locks on cabinets.
  • Have the number for the Poison Control Center readily available (1-800-222-1222).

Fires and Burns:
  • Test smoke alarms regularly.
  • Hold drills with your children so they know what to do in case of fire.
  • Stay by the stove when you are cooking to dissuade children to touch hot burners or open ovens.
  • Use back burners and turn pot handles towards the back of your stove.
  • Keep your hot water heater set at 120°F.
Choking and Suffocation
  • Keep coins, latex balloons and hard round foods where children cannot see or touch them.
  • Place babies to sleep on their backs. Don't place pillows, blankets, comforters or soft toys in cribs with babies.
Children are active explorers of their environment. No matter how safe we try to keep our home, our children may find things that could potentially lead to accidents or injury. The greatest step we can take to keeping our children safe is supervising them. 

Adults must be proactive in child safety. Consider ahead of time what dangers your child may be in, and don't wait until a dangerous situation occurs to deal with it. Think and plan ahead to keep your child safe!

Investing in child development is good for everyone!

How can businesses make a difference in the lives of children and families?

Click HERE to print out this info-graphic for easier reading!

Family Strengthening  
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 Application

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:
Friday, December 29, 2017 - 5:00pm
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 5:00pm
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 5:00pm
Upcoming Events
Addressing ACES
(Adverse Childhood Experiences)
Join CAPC in creating a county-wide effort to recognize and address the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences(ACEs) in Amador County.

Next meeting: Tuesday, November 14, 3:00-5:00pm. Print flyer HERE.
Light refreshments included.

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, November 20, 10:30am-12:00pm
Amador County Community Resources

The Child Abuse Prevention Council oversees the printing and distribution of these convenient wallet-sized community resource cards. We want to thank the many agencies and organizations throughout Amador County that share in the printing costs of these cards. If you would like to have these available for families and staff, please give us a call, (209) 223-5921, and we will get some to you.

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. 
First 5 Logo
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