May is National Drowning Prevention Month!

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In California, drowning is a leading cause of injury related deaths among children under the age of five.

The OCAP, working in collaboration with the Department of Developmental Services, created a poster with CDSS to take to prevent drowning.

This poster has now been translated into Spanish, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. To access and promote the poster, please visit:

The Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP)

The Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) administers federal grants, contracts, and state programs designed to promote best practices and innovative approaches to child abuse prevention, intervention and treatment. The OCAP serves as a statewide source of information, developing and disseminating educational material regarding prevention/early intervention programs, activities, and research. The federal grants administered by OCAP are the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA); Community Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP); and Promoting Safe and Stable Families (PSSF). Visit our Interactive Timeline to learn more.

OCAP Highlights