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

JULY IS BIPOC MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) Mental Health Month, also known as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, was created to bring awareness to the unique struggles that underrepresented groups face in regard to mental illness in the US. It was named after Bebe Moore Campbell who was an American author, journalist, teacher, and mental health advocate who worked tirelessly to shed light on the mental health needs of the Black community and other underrepresented communities.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) California – Mental Health Inequities: Racism and Racial Discrimination

Everyday Health – Mental Health Resources for Black Americans

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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.

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Raising children can be difficult.  Oftentimes, parents and caregivers just need to talk to someone who can offer support, tips, ideas, and the kinds of services provided by the agencies in Strong Families Alliance of Alameda County.  Call The Parenting Stress Helpline at 1-800-829-2777 today and find out all that is available to you and those you provide care for!

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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