Prevent child abuse in the Greater Bay Area

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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.


Register now for our second free webinar on working with Mexican Indigenous communities

Join us on June 28th from 10:00 am to 11:30 am to learn from MICOP's Executive Director, Arcenio Lopez, about the challenges and barriers that Mixteco/Indigenous families face in accessing culturally and linguistically appropriate services, and recommendations for working with children from these cultures in mental health and other settings. Information and registration: https://cirinc.org/events/event-pages/building-bridges.html.


Watch Part 1 of our series on "Working with Latino/Mexican Indigenous Communities" webinar series. This one was held September 20, 2023 via Zoom with Dr. Gaspar Rivera-Salgado

This webinar was presented for those in social service and related professions working with Latino/Mexican Indigenous Communities in California, to help increase their understanding of the diversity within these communities and learn best practices for working with families. This training focused in particular on the Mixtec community. Watch the recording here: https://vimeo.com/869285654?share=copy

GBA CAPC Coalition's Statewide CAPC Convening 2023

  • The Greater Bay Area Child Abuse Prevention Council Coalition hosted an online convening on February 2, 2023 as an opportunity for Child Abuse Prevention Councils (CAPCs) across California to network and learn together. The day was structured around a brief entitled "Creating a Child & Family Well-Being System: A Paradigm Shift from Mandated Reporter to Community Supporting," produced by Safe & Sound (which is the CAPC for San Francisco and Co-Chair for Marin). Read the summary by clicking on the title above.

Past webinars

Making Connections: Generational Trauma

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.

Click here to request the recording of this event or type the following into your browser: https://cirinc.wufoo.com/forms/z1i3ruv01nrnewy/ (choose "Transgenerational Trauma" from the dropdown menu).


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.

Watch the recording by clicking here or pasting the following link into your browser: https://vimeo.com/680978881


Strengthening Families Using a Racial Equity Lens

Data shows that families of color are disproportionately represented in the foster care system, and experience poorer outcomes. Hear from Dr. Jessica Pryce on how child welfare professionals can collaborate with families to enhance their capacity to protect their own children. This virtual training provides some historical context associated with child welfare and the standards that our society upholds regarding parenting. Participants are invited to envision a new system and to articulate their own role in addressing racial equity.

Watch the recording by clicking here or pasting the following link into your browser: https://vimeo.com/648770823/1139f5c225

Click here to see a list of additional past recorded events presented by the Greater Bay Area CAPC Coalition.


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."


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.



The Child Abuse Prevention Councils are not investigative agencies. To report child abuse, please contact the appropriate agency, or call 911: Alameda County: 510-259-1800 • Contra Costa County: 877-881-1116 • Marin County: 415-473-7153 • Monterey County: 831-755-4661 • Napa County: 707-253-4261 • San Francisco County: 415-558-2650 • San Mateo County: 650-595-7922 • Santa Clara County: 1-833-SCC-KIDS (833-722-5437) • Solano County: 800-544-8696 • Sonoma County: 707-565-4304 

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