News and Events


CDC Video Project

The CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention is increasing awareness, understanding, and commitment to violence prevention in a new “Tell Us About Your Hero” video series that will highlight people performing acts of everyday heroism violence prevention. They are in need of impactful stories from people and organizations about what is being done to increase protective factors and reduce risk factors to prevent violence.

To participate:

  1. Write a brief note/storyline explaining why you think the individual or group should be featured. Be sure to include the form of violence the hero has worked to prevent.
  2. Send the information to Cole Youngner, Project Director at Banyan Communications,

Following your submission, a Banyan Communications representative will contact you to gather more information about your idea. If selected, Banyan will then reach out to your nominee for an interview. All potential nominees will be vetted before final approval.



OCAP Learning Conversation

February 22, 2018 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Save the Date! The OCAP will hold its first Grantee Learning Conversation of the new year on February 22, 2018 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. More information is to come so keep an eye out for email updates. If you have questions, please contact Maryam Saad by phone at 916-651-6702 or by email at              

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Family Connections Conference

April 2018

The Family Connection Conference is a free event for all parents in our community. It is a collaborative effort among community organizations whose shared vision is to provide opportunities to strengthen families. Our theme for this year is “Linking Together to Build Strong Families”. More information coming soon.           

strategies 2.0  
Strategies 2.0 offers free training, consultation, peer learning, and other professional development opportunities both in-person and online. Click Trainings and Webinars to learn more.

Being the Change

This ethnography features six community leaders who are effecting services that improve the well-being of their communities.
Being the Change

Raising Up the Children

This ethnography features six community participants who are Medi-Cal eligible, as well as parents of young children, working to raise healthy families.
Raising Up the Children