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Monday, February 12, 2018

Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council - Feb 2018



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CAPC Newsletter                                                  February 2018

Top Tips to Keep Kids Safe



 

SAFETY IN SECONDS: SLEEP SAFETY
Watch our Safety in Seconds video to get tips on how to keep your little one sleeping safe and sound. 


 
For more valuable resources on keeping our kids safe, visit the Safe Kids Worldwide website!
 
ACES, Trauma Informed Care and Resiliency Training in Amador County

Building Community Resiliency
Tuesday, March 27, 1:00-4:30pm

Explore Adverse Childhood Experiences & Adverse Community Environments. Understand the implications of ACES on health and well-being, learn the crucial foundations for building resilient communities, and ID techniques to alleviate the effect of ACEs in your community.


Trauma Informed Care
Wednesday, March 28, 8:00am-4:00pm
Learn how to define types of trauma, describe the impact of trauma on the development and well-being of children, adults and family support staff, and identify strategies for responding to trauma and resisting re-traumatization.

 
Register through Strategies 2.0 HERE.



February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month



ONE IN THREE Adolescents in the US is a Victim of Dating Violence 
February is nationally recognized as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Teen Dating Violence is defined as the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence within a dating relationship, including stalking. It can occur in person or electronically and might occur between a current or former dating partner. Operation Care recognizes that while this violence is often overlooked, these early relationships can be very influential for youth. So often, our earliest relationships become the foundation by which we begin to understand relationships. A toxic relationship early on can normalize violence often continuing the cycle of violence.

According to loveisrespect.org, one in three adolescents in the United States is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional, or verbal abuse from a dating partner. Currently about 70 percent of eighth and ninth graders consider themselves "dating". In light of this, addressing Teen Dating Violence proactively becomes an essential aspect of helping the youth in our community break the cycle of violence. 
For more information visit Operation Care.

 
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:
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 5:00pm
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 5:00pm
Don't Rush to Flush Amador County Consumer Survey

Keeping unused medicine and drugs out of the hands of children is a primary concern for the Child Abuse Prevention Council. We are partnering with the California Product Stewardship Council and many other local agencies to find solutions to this problem in Amador County. 

How to safely dispose of out-dated or unused medicine and drugs is the question we are addressing. In many communities disposal bins at pharmacies or secure locations have been one approach to solving this problem. 

Please take a few minutes and complete the following survey. Your feedback will lead us in the right direction towards keeping our children safe.
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 collaborative meeting, Tuesday, February 13, 3:00-5:00pm975 Broadway (flyer)

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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
Creating Trauma-Informed Early Childhood Learning Environments
Webinar, Wednesday, February 21, 10:00-11:30am
Presenters Lori Chelius and Regan Overholt will offer an understanding of ACEs and a caregiver's role in responding with a trauma-informed strategy. The presenters will also raise awareness about the harmful effects of exclusionary discipline practices in early childhood settings including issues of racial, ethnic and gender disparities and the negative effects on children with high ACE scores.  They will offer strategies on how to create a resilience building/trauma-informed early learning environment. 
Enroll online at Strategies 2.0: HERE.
 
Loss, Trauma and Young Children
February 24, 9:00am - 2:30pm
By UC Davis, Family Childre Care at Its Best
RSVP at (209) 754-1075
Sierra Learning Community
Delving Deeper into ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences): Breaking the Cycle of Intimate Partner Violence, for the flyer click HERE.
Building a Trauma Sensitive School Community
Thursday, March 15, 8:30am - 4:15pm
Mokelumne Hill Town Hall, for additional information call (209) 754-6916.

Next CAPC Meeting
Monday, March 19, 10:30am-12:00pm

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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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

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