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Paint the Town Blue

Napa Cope Family Center

Local businesses are taking a stand to prevent child abuse in our community. Support them by dining, shopping and sipping at Blue Ribbon Businesses in April.

Blue Ribbon Month Social Media Challenge

Napa Cope Family Center

Use your social media to do good! Post selfies at scavenger hunt locations using #GoBlueForKidsNapa for a chance to win prizes while you raise awareness about child abuse prevention!

Get outside while raising awareness about our Child Abuse Prevention Campaign. Visit and take a selfie AT any of the Blue Ribbon Businesses, then post it using #GoBlueForKidsNapa. Every photo counts as an entry to win weekly prizes throughout April and a special prize at the end of the month.

Wear Blue for Kids!

Napa Cope Family Center

Grab something BLUE and wear it on April 1 on the first day of Child Abuse Prevention month to bring awareness to child abuse and to support prevention efforts in Alameda County. Post on your favorite social media and #wearblue4kids!

Walk With Me to Prevent Child Abuse

Napa Cope Family Center

Pledge to walk/run/bike/hike 50 miles in April to raise funds and awareness for child abuse prevention.

Join Walk With Me to take a stand against child abuse and help prevent it from happening. Become a hero and keep children safe by walking 50 miles in April while raising funds to prevent child abuse in our community. Every mile you walk will honor the victims of child abuse in our community and every dollar you raise will immediately be put to use in preventing it from happening to any more children.

GO BLUE with us!

Solano Child Abuse Prevention Council – Children’s Network of Solano County

GO BLUE with us! CAPC of Solano will have a special presentation at our May meeting highlighting countywide efforts to increase child abuse prevention awareness in Solano County. We want to high- light your agency’s efforts to increase prevention and awareness. Share with us pictures of your child abuse prevention activities and events during the month of April to be included in this special presentation.

Let’s Chalk about Prevention

Alameda Alameda County Child Abuse Prevention Council

Community members are asked to use blue chalk to write messages on the sidewalk in support of child abuse prevention.

Connecting with your children through play is a wonderful way to show them care and security. In honor of Child Abuse Prevention month, on April 8, grab some sidewalk chalk and draw, write, and play! Snap pictures and tag the Strong Families Alliance of Alameda County across your social media accounts!

Making Connections: Generational Trauma webinar

Alameda Contra Costa Marin Monterey Napa Partners in Prevention San Francisco San Mateo Santa Clara Solano Sonoma Greater Bay Area Child Abuse Prevention Council Coalition

Online event

Dr. Shandi Fuller will describe the impact of generational trauma on our communities, and recommend ways to connect and support children and families who are working through 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 will describe 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. Dr. Fuller is Deputy Health Officer/Maternal Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Medical Director in Solano County and a consultant on equity and trauma-informed practices.

Earth Day Celebration

San Francisco Safe & Sound

Florence Fang Community Farm Diana Street, San Francisco

Come celebrate Earth Day with Safe & Sound and the Junior League of San Francisco!

Children have a chance to be cultivate their green thumbs with real farmers at the Florence Fang Community Farm.

Sign up by emailing info@safeandsound.org with your name, email, number and age of children, and language preference.

Follow-up email with address to be sent a few days prior to the event. Space is limited so sign up today!

Virtual Mandated Reporter Training

San Francisco Safe & Sound

Online event

Learn the basics of mandated reporting (what, when, why, how); understand each type of abuse, its legal definitions and indicators; learn frameworks that can help inform your suspicions; understand what happens after a report is made; learn to consider how culture and bias plays a role in reporting; and learn how to respond to disclosures of abuse.

Healthy Relationships: Teaching Appropriate Interactions, Boundaries, Self Advocacy and Identifying Coercion for People with Disabilities

Sonoma Prevent Child Abuse-Sonoma County

Online event

Join us for an important training with Dr. Katie Pedgrift and Amy Machado that will explore how we can support people with developmental disabilities to build healthy and meaningful relationships, while also providing them with information about sexual abuse and coercion. The speakers will discuss resources that are available for providers, schools, and parents to support them to directly teach people with developmental disabilities about safe relationship development, sexual health, and how to decrease risk factors associated with sexual abuse.

This will be a presentation in English with simultaneous interpretation in Spanish.

Deconstructing Unconscious Bias and Unintended Racism when Working with Children and Families

Marin Sonoma Prevent Child Abuse-Sonoma County Marin Child Abuse Prevention Council

Online event

Join us for an important training with Dr. Sharon Washington that will explore the unconscious bias & unintended racism that exists when working with children and families. This training will discuss racial/ethnic inequities, historical trauma, racial trauma, racial socialization, whiteness, structural racism, and provides learners tools and strategies to increase allyship and accompliceship.

Virtual Mandated Reporter Training

San Francisco

Online event

Learn the basics of mandated reporting (what, when, why, how); understand each type of abuse, its legal definitions and indicators; learn frameworks that can help inform your suspicions; understand what happens after a report is made; learn to consider how culture and bias plays a role in reporting; and learn how to respond to disclosures of abuse.

The Child Abuse Prevention Month Virtual Speaker Series

Santa Clara Child Abuse Prevention Council of Santa Clara County

John Woodrow Cox, Washington Post reporter and author of the award-winning Children Under Fire, An American Crisis, will speak about the effects of gun violence on children, and how communities can work to strengthen their resiliency.  Mr. Cox is also writing a series of forthcoming articles for the Washington Post on children who have lost a parent to gun violence.

A Conversation With Mary Ritter – a life in the service of children.  Mary who has been conducting sexual assault forensic examinations on children for decades will reflect on her life’s work, and how to sustain a career in the service of abused children.  Mary will provide her insights on how she built her own resiliency, and finds meaning in her work.

Blue Sunday

Alameda Alameda County Child Abuse Prevention Council

Where faith communities come together and take a stand against child abuse

To remember the millions of children who are victims of abuse/neglect, Blue Sunday Child Abuse Prevention is asking the faith community to pray on Sunday, April 24, 2022.

​April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. It began when a report about abused and neglected children caught the attention of President Ronald Reagan in 1983. Sadly, since that first Child Abuse Prevention Month, the number of abused victims has grown from half a million children to over six million new reports of abuse along with 1600 child abuse related deaths annually. One is too many.

Find out more at www.bluesunday.org

Proclamation

San Francisco Safe & Sound

Presentation of a Proclamation, Declaring April Child Abuse Prevention Month to the San Francisco Human Services Agency Commission

The Child Abuse Prevention Month Virtual Speaker Series

Santa Clara Child Abuse Prevention Council of Santa Clara County

Katherine Lucero, New Director of the New State Office of Youth and Community Restoration, will speak about the new agency she is leading, the work to help justice involved youth, so many of whom are themselves survivors of abuse and neglect, and the resiliency they have and need.

Panel Discussion On the Challenges Schools and Children in School Face During this Ongoing Pandemic

Kids Day

Napa Cope Family Center

Cope Family Center 707 Randolph Street, Napa

Fun, free family event with games, entertainment, and information and resources for parents.