Summer- Promoting Individual, Family & Community Resiliency. In 2012 CAPCC assisted the Bikers Against Child Abuse for their Bounce-A-Palooza day. The entire community was invited to participate in this family fun event.
Fall-Creating Partnerships- The Interwoven Aspects of Domestic Violence, Child Maltreatment & Animal Cruelty. Each October CAPCC partners with the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council and other organizations to convene around this important topic.
Winter- Stress and the Holidays. The 2012 public awareness theme was “Simplify the Season” and encouraged families to focus on slowing down the pace of the Holiday activities and spending moments instead of a lot of money. Each year the chosen theme and message is emphasized via radio ads, newletter articles and a Topic/Discussion meeting.
Early Spring- CAPCC Roundtable. In 2012 over 80 folks gathered for training focused on culturally responsive child abuse prevention efforts. In 2013, the Roundtable will feature presenters doing responsive child abuse intervention and treatment efforts.
April- Child Abuse Prevention Month. Two of the cornerstones of this month include the Awards Luncheon which honors individuals, programs and agency departments that benefit children in our county and the Children’s Memorial Flag Raising Ceremony, in memory of children who have died as a result of child abuse or neglect.
In addition to these Seasonal efforts, CAPCC helps manage the distribution of Children’s Trust Fund monies by conducting regular need’s assessments, establishing criteria for programs to meet identified needs, posting “Request for Proposals” and making recommendations to the County Board of Supervisors regarding who receives funding
CAPCC also partners with First 5 Humboldt and other organizations to host the Resiliency Quarterly gatherings. The focus of the 2012-2013 gatherings has been supporting families impacted by incarceration and release. Check the website and Facebook page for details related to this effort.
CAPCC is working on increasing its responsiveness to the work of Child Abuse Prevention Councils as outlined in the Welfare and Institutions Code. Please see the “YES WE CAN PLAN 2015-2016” for more details.