Thursday, March 29, 2018

Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council - April 2018

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CAPC Newsletter                                                  April 2018

What lens do you see the world 
Commonly, when we see a child acting out, or behaving defiantly, we might ask, "What's wrong with you?" 
But what if we reframed the question and asked,
"What's happened to you?"
Children who experience abuse, neglect, lack of affection, abandonment, or other traumas like these are more likely to suffer from toxic stress. 

This actually erodes the foundation of their brain development and increases the likelihood of problems later in life. 

Recognizing the signs of trauma in children helps us to respond with kindness and compassion. 

By shifting the way we view children that are struggling, we can help them - and their families - find solutions to the problems they are experiencing.

So this month ~ and very month ~ ask yourself...

...How can I make a difference 
in the life of a child?
Free Car Seat Check!

Celebrate Our Children
Saturday, April 21, 11:00-1:30pm

Join us for a free Car Seat Check at the 20th Annual Celebrate Our Children event on Saturday, April 21, at Argonaut High School.

Print the calendar HERE!
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:

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 5:00pm
Wear Orange for Love Day!

Look at all that ORANGE! Congrats to Go Youth Amador County on a fabulous Wear ORANGE for Love Day last month! CAPC is proud to have Community Mini-Grants available for local organizations to help support events like this and to bring awareness of healthy teen relationships to the community! Thank you Operation Care for all you do for Amador County kids!

To learn more about Go Youth click HERE!

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 steering committee meeting, Tuesday, April 10, 3:00-5:00pm975 Broadway 


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
Celebrate Our Children
Saturday, April 21, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Argonaut High School, 501 Argonaut Lane, Jackson.

Next CAPC Meeting
Monday, May 21, 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

Friday, March 23, 2018

Operation Care to Honor Local Heroes - Fri June 22

Operation Care to Honor Local Heroes
Save the Date
Amador County (March 22, 2018)- The red carpet will be rolled out on Friday, June 22nd for Operation Care's third annual Night at the Oscars at the Jackson Rancheria Grand Ballroom. The event will honor many of the local heroes in Amador County who support victims of domestic violence and sexual assault throughout the year.
The 2018 honorees are:
  • Captain Gary Redman-Amador County Sheriff's Department
  • Captain Bryan Middleton-Amador County Sheriff's Department
  • Sergeant Michael Rice-Amador County Sheriff's Department
  • Officer Matthew Brewer-Sutter Creek Police Department
  • Sergeant Chris Mynderup-Jackson Police Department
  • Chief Tracy Busby-Ione Police Department
  • Officer Nicholas Brady-Mule Creek State Prison
  • Deputy Probation Officer Jennifer Mynderup-Amador County Probation Department
  • Harla Ward-Amador County Victim Witness
  • Sultana Braman-Amador County Adult Protective Services
  • Sue Slivick-Community Member
  • California Tribal TANF Partnership-Amador County
The glittery evening will begin at 6:00pm with a cocktail hour and fabulous dinner catered by the Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort, followed by an awards ceremony where each of the honorees will be presented with an 'Oscar.' The evening will be rounded out with an exciting raffle, silent auction and dancing until 10:00pm.
In keeping with the Oscar theme, attendees will be requested to dress in semi-formal attire, or dress as their favorite actor.
So save the date, and join Operation Care in recognizing Amador's local heroes for their selfless dedication assistance for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Reservations and complete details are available at or call 209-223-2897 for more information, to sponsor the event, or to donate raffle or silent auction items.
Operation Care has been providing help for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence since 1980. Advocates and volunteers are available 24 hours a day to provide crisis intervention, safe shelter, peer counseling, help with restraining orders, and transportation to court or other appointments. Prevention education and youth programs promote healthy relationships, as well as educating people about the effects of domestic violence and sexual assault on families and the community.
If you or someone needs help, call 911 or call the 24-hour crisis line at 209-223-2600. For more information call 209-223-2897 or visit

Photo courtesy Bill Lavallie
For high resolution image, Please click on photo or click here.

Photo caption:  Operation Care staff and 'Oscar' recipients at the very first "Night at the Oscars" in 2016. This year's event will be held on June 22nd at the Jackson Rancheria Grand Ballroom.

Operation Care is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Tax ID##94-2797327. Donations will be eligible for all applicable tax deductions.

Phone: 209.223.2897
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Operation Care, 817 Court Street, Suite 12, Jackson, CA 95642

A-PAL Humane Society: Woofstock - Fri May 18

🐾🍷🐾 Do Whiskers and Wine get your tail waggin?! Is Yappy Hour your favorite hour? Then A-PAL Humane Society and the Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort have got the benefit for animals you don’t want to miss!! WOOFSTOCK Dinner and Auction is coming to a town near you!! All groovy chicks and cool daddy-o’s welcome!! To purchase your tickets to this PAWESOME event, please follow the link below!
We hope to see you there! It’s going to be far out! ✌🏻 🐾🐾 🍷
Come help us like, save all the animals, man!