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.

small parent leadership Nominate a Parent Leader!

February is National Parent Leadership Month and a time to raise awareness of the important role that parents play not only in the lives of their children but also in their communities. Take a look at our FREE resources or Nominate a Parent Leader! Learn more by visiting the Parent Leadership Webpage.

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

County Spotlight | January 2018

Santa Clara | Four Path DR Model

Santa Clara LogoSanta Clara Department of Family and Children’s Services (DFCS) utilizes a unique four-path model of Different Response to promote and foster family stability in its community. Like the traditional Differential Response model, Santa Clara County offers Path 1 (Prevention Services), Path 2 (Diversion Services), and Path 3 (Court Involvement) services, as well as Path 4 (Aftercare Services). Families can choose to engage in Path 4 Aftercare Services after successful plan completion and reunification. [Continue reading]

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