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Supporting Children and their families

Child Abuse Prevention Council of Alameda County is dedicated to coordinating our community’s efforts to prevent and respond to child abuse and neglect and to promote the physical and emotional health of children and families in Alameda County.

A Connected Child is a Protected Child

MARCH IS NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH

March is National Nutrition Month and Alliance member BANANAS provided us with useful tips and resources this month.

Healthy eating in childhood and adolescence is important for proper growth and development and to prevent various health conditions.

Schools are in a unique position to provide students with opportunities to learn about and practice healthy eating behaviors.

LEARN MORE ABOUT SCHOOL NUTRITION FROM THE CDC

LEARN HOW TO EAT HEALTHY WITH MYPLATE.GOV

Click here to learn about how to keep babies safe while sleeping.

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JOIN THE CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION TASK FORCE

Alameda County’s Department of Children and Family Services and the Child Abuse Prevention Council seeks to bring together community volunteers from diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences towards the service of the children and families residing within Alameda County to join our Child Abuse Prevention Task Force. We are looking to continue to have a diversity of member perspectives that are intended to encourage constructive conversation while gathering ideas and recommendations to recognize the child abuse prevention service gaps that impact children, youth, and families living in our county. 

Task Members would be involved in: 

  • County Self Assessments – identifying service gaps and provide recommendations for service improvement
  • Contract Oversight – conduct annual site visits to contract agencies to ensure contract compliance 
  • Attend and participate in monthly Task Force meetings
  • Work in a spirit of collaboration and partnership with child welfare and other stakeholders. 

If you would like to learn more and request an application, please contact Alameda County Child Abuse Prevention Council at alamedacapc@acgov.org.

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Perinatal Equity Initiative

Black women and birthing people face challenges that stem from policies and systems rooted in racism. They are twice as likely to live in poverty or to experience hardships, such as homelessness or the incarceration of a loved one, during pregnancy. In addition, chronic, transgenerational exposure to racism results in toxic stress that has been shown to have a negative impact on the health and wellbeing of Black individuals, regardless of income or education levels.

It is time for all of us to work together to change this story. Find out what you can do to help by following @DeliverBirthJustice and visiting Deliverbirthjustice.org.

National Nutrition Month

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Food Unites

Sharing meal time is important.

Start early for lifelong healthy habits.

Strengthen family bonds.

Mandated Reporter Training

child abuse ribbonProfessionals working with children, including those who employ people under 18, are Mandated Reporters and required to report their suspicion of abuse or neglect. To learn more and schedule a training, 

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Raising children can be difficult.  Oftentimes, parents and caregivers just need to talk.  To someone.  To offer support, tips, ideas, and services.  Call today and find out all that is available to you and those you provide care for!

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