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May 18, 2018

7th Annual Garden Gala – An Evening Soirée

Join in the fun at our 7th Annual Garden Gala – An Evening Soirée to benefit The Raise Foundation! It’s our one and only Gala for the Year…to help raise awareness and funds to prevent child abuse and neglect in Orange County … because being a child should not hurt. Enjoy Great People, Fun Activities, Dinner &… read more

March 7, 2018

30th Annual Pathways to Prevention Conference

Since being a child isn’t supposed to hurt – we need your help! We hope you will share this important learning opportunity with all those you know. We urge you to attend one or both days because the more mindful the community the safer all children will be. Orange County’s 30th Annual Child Abuse Prevention… read more

January 31, 2018

Register Now: 30th Annual Pathways to Prevention Conference

(Orange County, CA – January 29, 2018) According to Orange County Social Services Agency (OC SSA), there were more than 40,000 reports of suspected child abuse and neglect last year. To help create an even more mindful community and to better equip professionals who treat and help families, all are invited to attend Orange County’s… read more

January 21, 2018

Kermit Alexander NFL Championship Viewing Party

SCORE A TOUCHDOWN TO PREVENT CHILD ABUSE The whole community is invited to come on down this Sunday, January 21st to Wings N’ Things Grill in Huntington Beach to watch the AFC (12:05 p.m.) and NFC (3:40 p.m.) Championship games. Doors open at 11 a.m. You’ll be watching alongside NFL Greats Kermit Alexander (UCLA, 49ers,… 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

January 10, 2018

What You Can Do – Practical Ways to Help

Written by Keri Gee Semmelman, The Raise Foundation So what can you, whether or not you have children of your own, do to help? Educate and talk about the CSEC crisis with your family, friends, and colleagues. January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, so it’s a good time to start if you haven’t already. Pay… read more