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.

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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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