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April 6, 2018

Pinwheels for Prevention Gardens

To remind all of us that childhood is supposed to be fun and peaceful, there will be nearly 60 Pinwheels for Prevention Gardens “planted” throughout Orange County during Child Abuse Prevention Month. Thanks to hundreds of community members of all ages, the gardens will be up all month at schools, places of worship, businesses, police… read more

April 6, 2018

Blue Ribbon Family Fun Day

Clinic in the Park at the Orange County Great Park was the perfect setting to hold Blue Ribbon Family Fun Day. Surrounded by caring nonprofits and agencies,  numerous families joined together for crafts, games, and even a visit from Benny the Blue Ribbon Bunny who helped children plant the Pinwheels for Prevention Garden. During the… read more

April 6, 2018

A Call to Action: A Community in Unity to Prevent Child Abuse

Open your heart and home to become a foster family. When around water, scan it vigilantly to ensure no child is drowning. Check cars as you walk by to ensure no child is left alone inside. Slow down to really listen to a child… hear what they are saying. Send a supportive note of gratitude… read more

April 6, 2018

Orange County’s Response to National Child Abuse Prevention Month

What are you going to do next to…Step Up. Stand Up. Speak Up for Kids? This was the question asked by CBS2/KCAL9 News Reporter Michele Gile as she emceed Orange County’s 24th Annual Blue Ribbon Ceremony on March 28, 2018, to kick off National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month that occurs each April. The event… read more

April 6, 2018

April Prevent Child Abuse Network (PCAN) Quarterly Trainings: Stay Informed! 

The Raise Foundation, in its role as Orange County’s Child Abuse Prevention Council, holds Prevent Child Abuse Network (PCAN) trainings quarterly to keep the community updated on the latest trends and best practices. The next training will occur during Child Abuse Prevention Month at South Orange County (SOC) Family Resource Center (22481 Aspan Street, Lake… read more

January 10, 2018

Safe Sleep for Babies Town Hall Teleconference – Call In

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 11:00 a.m. 12 noon (PST) Join CDC subject matter experts and other public health professionals for a town hall teleconference. Analyzing recent data, the Centers for Disease Control found that parents continue to practice unsafe habits that have been associated with sleep-related infant deaths, for instance: 1 in 5 mothers says… read more

January 10, 2018

Prevent Child Abuse Network Quarterly Trainings: Stay Informed! 

Prevent Child Abuse Network (PCAN) trainings are held quarterly to keep the community updated on the latest trends and best practices. The next training will occur in early Spring at South Orange County Family Resource Center. Reylena Lopez, MSW will present “Trauma Informed Care Part 2: Emotional Regulation and Mindfulness Exercises for All Ages.” During… read more

January 10, 2018

Child Abuse Prevention Month Orange County Efforts: What Steps Will You Take? 

April is designated as Nationally Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month. “Since child abuse and neglect occur in every zip code in Orange County and in every socio-economic group, we urge every adult and teenager to take action leading up to, during, and after the month-long awareness campaign,” states Eldon  Baber, Executive Director of The Raise… read more

January 10, 2018

Orange County’s 30th Annual Child Abuse Prevention & Treatment Conference: Entire Community Invited

The Child Abuse Prevention Council invites professionals who work in fields related to the well-being of children and families, as well as parents, to attend Orange County’s 30th Annual Child Abuse Prevention & Treatment Conference on March 7 & 8. Participants may attend one or both days. The “Pathways to Prevention” Conference will be held… read more

January 10, 2018

CAPC Coordinating Council Serves the Community

Orange County’s Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council (CAPC) looks forward to coordinating the community’s efforts to prevent and respond to child abuse. The council strives to work collaboratively towards identifying opportunities for improving services and community support for the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Meetings are held on a quarterly basis. Members were selected… read more

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