And the Winners Are...

children-593313_1280 The nominations are in! The Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) would like to recognize the following parent leaders and organizations that have dedicated their efforts to providing programs and services to prevent child abuse and neglect. Awards will be presented at The Kid's Day at the Capitol event on April 19th. View the winners by visiting the 2018 Award Winners Web Page.  

Kid's Day at the Capitol - April 19th!

The California Department of Social Services, Office of Child Abuse Prevention and the Child Abuse Prevention Center invite you to Kid's Day at the Capitol! This fun-filled, educational event will include guest speakers, performances and activities for youth and children. Join us on Thursday, April 19, 2018 on the West Side of the California State Capitol from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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More Families are Eligible for CalEITC!

CalEITCStarting with the 2017 tax year, families that earn up to $22,300 may qualify for The California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC). This is a significant increase over the last few years. Additionally, this is the first time that people who are self-employed may qualify. Find out if you're eligible by visiting The CalEITC's Eligibility Calculator or text the word MONEY to (760) 970-8396. *Message and Data Rates May Apply.

OCAP Highlights

County Spotlight

Shasta County | Parent Leadership Advisory Group | April 2018

coffee636595099518403025 Shasta County’s Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council (SCAPCC) has developed a very unique Parent Leadership Group known as the Parent Leadership Advisory Group (PLAG). Parents interested in getting involved in the community can attend the monthly group meeting or the Annual Parent Café.  Through PLAG the Parent Cafes have evolved to be facilitated by Parent Leaders.

 These Parent Leaders volunteers participate in facilitation trainings so they can host a table at the yearly Parent Café.  They also speak at different events to share their story and describe how PLAG has helped them through their journey. [continue reading]

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