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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

January 9, 2018

The Raise Foundation 2018 Volunteer Recruitment & Networking Mixer

Help kick your New Year off by learning about some meaningful ways to volunteer for a very critical cause – the prevention of child abuse and neglect. The Raise Foundation’s Board of Directors and Young Professionals Board invite you — and all others you know who care about the safety and welfare of children —… read more

January 8, 2018

Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) in OC: The Crisis and Ways You Can Help

Written by Keri Gee Semmelman, The Raise Foundation Have you seen any teenagers who seem to be taking much greater interest in their own looks all of a sudden? For example, their once chipped nails seem to always be nicely manicured. Their hair is now always nicely groomed. They are spending much more time away… read more

December 18, 2017

Spotlight: Human Options

One of many ways to prevent child abuse and neglect is to have in place caring collaborations throughout the community. In its role as Orange County’s Child Abuse Council, The Raise Foundation collaborates with diverse organizations, agencies, businesses, and schools to help strengthen families. One such group is Human Options, whose mission is to provide… read more