Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council - Oct 2019

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Child Abuse Prevention Council
PO Box 815
Jackson, CA 95642
Location: 975 Broadway, Jackson
209-223-5921  *  info@amadorcapc.org
It's our job as adults to keep kids safe.
CAPC Newsletter                                                  October 2019

Be the ONE! 

It only takes one caring adult 
to make a difference in the life of a child.

Amador CAPC is excited to be partnering with Yolo County's Resilient Yolo and other Sacramento-Sierra region CAPCs to fully engage our community in efforts to make a difference in the life each and every child in Amador County.

Changing a person's life for the better can happen with one positive connection with just one person. We know this in our hearts and there is research to support it. Being the One for others is a simple way to put trauma/healing informed practices into action and transform our own lives, our families, and our communities.
Research shows caring positive relationships support healthy child development, promote adaptive responses to stress, and contribute to positive mental and physical health. (https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/essentials-for-childhood-framework508.pdf.)
We can feel the power of social connections in everyday life.  We feel less stress when we get a hug from a friend or a smile from a stranger on a bad day. Our resilience is strengthened when we know someone in our life will support us in a crisis, reach out when we need empathy, or bear witness in tough times.
We feel the power of connection when we feel seen and truly heard by others. Caring relationships have the power to recharge, inspire, comfort, and transform us.  We have the power to do the same for others when we invest in connection.
Being the One is as simple as smiling, listening, caring, and sharing with those we encounter each day. The world we want is ours to create through our intentions, actions and reactions.
There are many ways you can Be the One beginning with a wave, a smile or both. Small acts of kindness can have a big impact. Advocating for others who are not in a position to advocate for themselves can transform not just one life but whole communities. A willingness to listen to and learn about others with a sense of wonder and free from judgment is a key step in creating more caring communities. 
Travel along with us over the coming months to find out how you can play a role in creating positive, nurturing spaces and places here in Amador County.

A huge thank you to Resilient Yolo and Yolo Kids for sharing their 
valuable insights and tools for Be the One throughout the region. 
Together we can all make change for good!

Family Strengthening  
Mini-Grants Now Available!
We are excited to announce that funding is available for Family Strengthening mini-grant proposals for the 2019-20 fiscal year. Mini-grants will be awarded up to $2,000. Funding is provided by the Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council (ACAPC).
Grants are available for qualified organizations and agencies to provide Family Strengthening programs within the County of Amador.
Family Strengthening is the premise that children do well when families do well, and that
families do well when they live in supportive communities. Enhancing connections within
families, and between families, and the institutions that affect them, result in better outcomes
for children and their families.
Mini-Grant Application

Mini-Grant applications may be submitted to ACAPC at any time throughout the 2018-19 fiscal year, however grant reviews and awards will occur bi-monthly.
The Dangers of Lead

National Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention week 
occurs this month from October 20 - 26.  

Each year, National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) is a call to bring together individuals, organizations, industry, and state, tribal, and local governments to increase lead poisoning prevention awareness in an effort to reduce childhood exposure to lead. NLPPW highlights the many ways parents can reduce children's exposure to lead in their environment and prevent its serious health effects. 

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and our partners work to heighten awareness of lead poisoning, provide resources, and encourage preventive actions during NLPPW and beyond.

Many homes built before 1978 contain lead paint. When lead paint gets old, it can start peeling. Find out more!

But did you know?

A spooky fact: some traditional makeup like kohl or surma, and some costume jewelry may contain #lead!

Even small amounts of lead can harm your child:
Most children with lead poisoning do not seem sick.
Should your child get a blood lead test?

A Trauma-Informed Book Club!

Here is a great way to become trauma-informed and build your knowledge around adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and resiliency.
Inspired by an ACEs Connection idea, we are following along, sharing with you one book each month that focuses on the issues of trauma and toxic stress in children and in our communities. Read along with us, and use the discussion questions to further the conversation around this timely and important topic. Join us on our Facebook page to discuss the follow-up questions each month for a more in-depth understanding of how trauma, ACEs, and resiliency are inter-related and impact our community.

For October  A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama's Vision for Our World 
by Daniel Goleman
To the Dalai Lama the human trait that people are lacking in this world is compassion. Feelings are our strongest motivators as humans, whether we can handle and process them in a healthy way is the challenge. "A Force For Good" teaches us to use our compassion as a guide to not only improve ourselves, but also the world around us - along with education, religion and science.

Summary questions:

1. What does it mean to be compassionate?
2. What are 3 ways you show compassion to others?
3. What are the 3 principles on the Dalai Lama's mind?
4. How can you show others how to be more compassionate?
Please feel free to join in on a conversation about this book 
and these questions on our Facebook page, HERE.

Do you want to learn more about ACEs*, Trauma-Informed-Care, Resiliency and Resilient Amador?

The Resilient Amador coalition can now bring to your group, place of work, organization, or business an informative presentation on all of these topics.  

  • What are ACEs? 
  • How does childhood trauma affect us as adults? 
  • What impact can you make in your community to have resilient children and families?

Give us a call to schedule a presentation:  (209) 257-1092.

Learn more here: Resilient Amador

*ACEs ~ Adverse Childhood Experiences
Upcoming Events
Click HERE for a full list of current events in Amador County.

Free Mandated Reporter Training  

The second Thursday of every month, from 10:00am - 12:00pm, 
the Child Abuse Prevention Council is holding free mandated reporter trainings. Open to parents, teachers, the community, staff or colleagues needing a refresher course, or new staff with no previous training, give 
us a call, (209) 223-5921. For the flyer with all the information, click HERE.    (Please note, there will be no training in December.)
Resilient Amador
Join CAPC in creating a county-wide effort to recognize and address 
the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences(ACEs) in Amador County. 
Next Steering Committee meting:  Tuesday, October 8, 3:00-5:oopm 
Here at our CAPC offices, 975 Broadway, Jackson.   
Next CAPC Meeting
CAPC meetings are the third Monday of every other month.
Monday, November 18, 10:30am-12:00pm
975 Broadway, Jackson 
Print the FLYER here.

Print the FLYER here.

Print the  FLYER here.

Print the  FLYER here.

Would you like to make a difference in the lives of children?

You can support the Child Abuse Prevention Councils efforts to keep our kids safe!
Print out the form HERE, and send it in with your donation today.
About CAPC
Our Vision
All children know how they are valued; all families receive the support, education and tools necessary to give every child a safe, healthy, and nurturing home; and a community that actively supports the health, safety, and education of its children.
Our Mission 
CAPC is committed to preventing all forms of child abuse in Amador County through community partnerships, free trainings, education, and family-centered events that value children, strengthen families, and engage communities. 
Investing in Our Youngest Children
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Stay up to date on all the latest news and information for the youngest children in our county! Sign up for First 5 Amador's monthly e-newsletter HERE!

Child Abuse Prevention Council of Amador, Mail: PO Box 815, Jackson, CA 95642, Location: 975 Broadway, Jackson, CA 95642

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