Abuse and neglect are three times more prevalent in children with disabilities than for their peers without disabilities. Maltreatment of children with disabilities is also likely to result in more serious injuries and harm. Learn how to spot risk factors and help prevent the maltreatment of this vulnerable population in Information Gateway's updated bulletin for professionals, The Risk and Prevention of Maltreatment of Children With Disabilities.
Information Gateway's updated bulletin describes the scope of the problem, discusses risk factors, and looks at issues encountered when assessing a child with disabilities for maltreatment. It also includes promising prevention, collaboration, and training strategies; related statistics and research; examples of community, family, and child-focused prevention programs; and a list of helpful resources.
Childhood disabilities are diverse and carry different risks. For instance, hyperactivity disorders result in behaviors that may cause a negative stress reaction in a parent or caregiver under stress. Children who are vision or hearing impaired and/or nonverbal may be more vulnerable to neglect and sexual abuse. In addition, disabilities can be isolating, and social isolation increases the odds for maltreatment. Find out how you can recognize the characteristics of a child's disabilities to understand their vulnerabilities and how to protect them.
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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.
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:
Thank you City of Ione Police Department for hosting the FIRST permanent medicine collection bin within Amador County! This collection bin allows Amador residents to safely dispose of their unwanted, controlled AND non-controlled medications.
Ione PD is located at 1 E Main Street, please call ahead for hours of operation (209) 274-2456.
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.
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: 975Broadway,Jackson, CA 95642