Mother Lode Newcomers and Friends club meets at monthly membership luncheons in various locations on the first Thursday of the month, September through May. Our next luncheon will be October 4, 2018 at the Hotel Leger in Mokelumne Hill. Social hour starts at 11am and lunch will be served at 12 Noon, followed by a guest speaker. Cost is $25. Monthly raffles and auctions are held to fundraise for a selected local non-profit organization. Various special interest groups meet during the month. Email email@example.com by September 25, 2018 to register. Guests welcome - please come and join us! Visit motherlodenewcomers.com for more information.
Grand Door Prize:
Jackson Rancheria’s Stay & Play and many Raffle Prizes. Canine Companions
for Independence trainers and puppy will be there. Music provided by wife and
husband team Nedra & Julio. American Legion Hall, 11401 American Legion Dr,
Sutter Creek CA (corner of Hwy 49 & Airport Rd). Questions, call Joe
We are looking for volunteers to help in the annual cleanup of the Mokelumne River!
Annual Mokelumne River Cleanup
Saturday, September 15, 8:30 am to noon followed by a hotdog BBQ
Need some fresh air and time enjoying the out of doors? Join your friends who love the Mokelumne River for the annual Mokelumne River Cleanup and BBQ! This year, we are focusing on the Mokelumne's Electra Run. Advance registration required. For more information and to register, see the event listing on our website. This is part of the Great Sierra River Cleanup and a family-friendly event!
Workshop Workshops to be offered in Colfax October 2nd
and Arnold October 4th
Placerville, CA, September
5, 2018: University of California Cooperative Extension will be hosting two
one-day workshops in October 2018 designed for landowners and land managers wanting
to gain skills in prescribed fire planning and implementation. Dates and times
October 2, 2018 at the
Colfax Veterans Memorial Hall, 22 Sunset Circle, Colfax, CA
October 4, 2018 at the Ebbett’s
Pass Fire District, 1037 Blagen Road, Arnold, CA.
Each workshop will feature similar content including presentations
on prescribed fire, including local fire history and current fire research,
prescribed fire permitting and legal considerations, fire weather forecasting
and online tools, air quality and smoke management, fire terms and fire
behavior, burn plan development, burn unit preparation and fire tools and
equipment, as well as models for accomplishing prescribed fire on private
lands, including prescribed burn associations and Cal Fire’s Vegetation
Participants in each workshop will be invited to participate
in a field trip to look at lands actively managed with prescribed fire and to
participate in a live training burn (weather permitting) during the last week
of October at the University of California Berkeley’s Blodgett Research Forest
near Georgetown in El Dorado County.
Registration by September 27th is required to participate.
Please go to http://ucanr.edu/2018rxfireworkshops
to register. The cost of $25 will cover lunch and materials. After registering,
you will be provided with further instructions on the workshop and the agenda
Although there is no single cause of suicide, one of the risks for suicide is social isolation, and there's scientific evidence for reducing suicide risk by making sure we connect with one another. We can all play a role through the power of connection by having real conversations about mental health with people in everyday moments - whether it's with those closest to us, or the coffee barista, parking lot attendant, or the grocery store clerk.
It's also about the connection we each have to the cause, whether you're a teacher, a physician, a mother, a neighbor, a veteran, or a suicide loss survivor or attempt survivor. We don't always know who is struggling, but we do know that one conversation could save a life.
Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. In fact, suicide is often the result of an untreated mental health condition. Suicidal thoughts, although common, should not be considered normal and often indicate more serious issues.
Each year, more than 41,000 individuals die by suicide, leaving behind their friends and family members to navigate the tragedy of loss. In many cases, friends and families affected by a suicide loss (often called "suicide loss survivors") are left in the dark. Too often the feelings of shame and stigma prevent them from talking openly.
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month-a time to share resources and stories in an effort to shed light on this highly taboo and stigmatized topic. We use this month to reach out to those affected by suicide, raise awareness and connect individuals with suicidal ideation to treatment services. It is also important to ensure that individuals, friends and families have access to the resources they need to discuss suicide prevention.
If you are in crisis or are experiencing difficult or suicidal thoughts,
call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
While suicide prevention is important to address year-round, Suicide Prevention Awareness Month provides a dedicated time to come together with collective passion and strength around a difficult topic. The truth is, we can all benefit from honest conversations about mental health conditions and suicide, because just one conversation can change a life.
Mini-Grants Now Available!
We are excited to announce that funding is available for Family Strengthening mini-grant proposals for the 2018-19 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.
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.
The relationship between adversity within a family and adversity within a community are directly related. Nourish the soil and the roots, and your leaves and blossoms will flourish and grow! Ignore the soil and the roots, and the leaves and flowers will wither away.
The Child Abuse Prevention Council is working towards
building a community that tends its soil so everyone can thrive!
To learn more or to get involved, give us a call (209) 223-5921, or send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's still hot, and kids are swimming. Let's all keep an eye on our little ones who are most vulnerable.
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