For over 30 years Child Abuse Prevention Councils have led the way in the effort to prevent child abuse and neglect in every county in California. The Greater Bay Area Child Abuse Prevention Council Coalition represents ten counties coordinating resources, advocating for public policy, producing conferences, and sharing best practices.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month!
Free Webinar - Making Connections: Generational Trauma
Friday, April 8th | 10:00 am - 11:30 am PT | Virtual
While trauma researchers have made great strides in understanding and treating single-episode present-life trauma, we are just beginning to explore the impact of generational trauma and its expression. In this presentation, Dr. Shandi Fuller describes the impact of the transatlantic slave trade and systemic racism and recommend ways to connect and support children and families who are working through trauma.
Gender-affirming care for transgender children is not child abuse
Click here to read our letter on Texas Governor Greg Abbott's actions to classify gender-affirming care for transgender children as "child abuse."
Recorded Webinar: "Preventing Child Maltreatment Using an Ecological and Strengths-Based Lens"
Dr. Kristen Slack presents on the importance of providing concrete support for families to address child maltreatment. Drawing on her research in Wisconsin and across the country, she reviews the role of the U.S. social welfare safety net in preventing abuse and neglect, and strategies for promoting protective factors using a strength-based and ecologically-focused lens.
Recorded Webinar: "Strengthening Families Using a Racial Equity Lens"
Hear from Dr. Jessica Pryce on how child welfare professionals can collaborate with families to enhance their capacity to protect their own children, with a focus on family engagement as a key strategy.
Building relationships with families who come into our system takes a level of self and cultural awareness, understanding and trust. Data shows that families of color are disproportionately represented in the foster care system, and experience poorer outcomes. This virtual training will provide some historical context associated with child welfare and the standards that our society upholds regarding parenting. It will include a discussion of types of racism and how they are at play in our global child welfare infrastructure. Participants will be invited to envision a new system and to articulate their own role in addressing racial equity.
Click here to see a list of past recorded events presented by the Greater Bay Area CAPC Coalition.
Confronting Inequality Together
Click here to read our letter on confronting racism and racial disparities.
About the Coalition
Click here to learn more about the coalition and the areas we serve.
California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Laws
It is important for mandated reporters to keep updated on periodic amendments to the law. Visit California Legislative Information for updated information on the law and any other code section referenced in this material.
The California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Law is currently found in Penal Code (P.C.) Sections 11164 - 11174.3. This pamphlet contains only a partial description of the law. Mandated reporters should become familiar with the detailed requirements as they are set forth in the Penal Code.