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For over 30 years Child Abuse Prevention Councils have led the way in the effort to prevent child abuse and neglect in every county in California. The Greater Bay Area Child Abuse Prevention Council Coalition represents ten counties coordinating resources, advocating for public policy, producing conferences, and sharing best practices.

We also hold free mandated reporter trainings througout the Bay Area. For more information contact the Child Abuse Prevention Council in your County.

10 Bay Area Counties

  • Alameda

    To Report Child Abuse:
    510-259-1800

    Child Abuse Prevention Council:
    510-780-8989

    Parent Stress Hotline:
    1-800-829-3777

    Website

  • Contra Costa

    To Report Child Abuse:
    877-881-1116

    Child Abuse Prevention Council:
    925-798-0546

    Website

  • Marin

    To Report Child Abuse:
    415-473-7153

    Marin Child Abuse Prevention Council:
    707-585-6108 ext. 1101 or 415-668-0494

  • Monterey

    To Report Child Abuse:
    831-755-4661

    Child Abuse Prevention Council:
    831-755-4474

  • Napa

    To Report Child Abuse:
    707-253-4261

    Child Abuse Prevention Council:
    707-252-1123

    Website

  • San Francisco

    To Report Child Abuse:
    415-558-2650

    Child Abuse Prevention Council,
    a collaboration of Safe & Sound:
    415-668-0494

    TALK Line:
    415-441-Kids

    Website

  • San Mateo

    To Report Child Abuse:
    650-802-7922

    24 Hr. Parent Stress Warmline:
    1-888-220-7575

    Website

  • Santa Clara

    To Report Child Abuse:
    San Jose Area:
    408-299-2071

    Gilroy/Morgan Hill Area:
    408-683-0601

    Palo Alto Area:
    650-493-1186

    Child Abuse Council:
    cacscc.org

  • Solano

    To Report Child Abuse:
    800-544-8696

    Solano Children's Alliance
    Child Abuse Prevention Council:
    707-421-7229

    Website

  • Sonoma

    To Report Child Abuse:
    707-565-4304 or 800-870-7064

    Prevent Child Abuse-Sonoma County:
    707-585-6108 ext. 1101

    Website

Protective Factors That Strengthen Families Bookmark

All parents experience stress from time to time. But parents can develop resilience to help them manage stressful situations and move themselves and their families toward healthy, positive outcomes.

Resilience comes through exposure to challenging life events, facilitated by supportive relationships and environments. These can be people, cultures, institutions, conditions and policies.

The outcome of resilience is positive change and growth. Resilience is when a person or family is able to successfully adapt in spite of current or past trauma.

Find those people, cultures, institutions, conditions and policies that can help you and your family. When parents ask for help, it is a step toward building resilience.

The Child Abuse Prevention Councils throughout the Greater Bay Area work to support parents and families.

PROTECTIVE FACTORS THAT STRENGTHEN FAMILIES

The Five Protective Factors have been shown to make positive outcomes more likely for young children and their families:

  1. PARENTAL RESILIENCE
  2. SOCIAL CONNECTIONS
  3. CONCRETE SUPPORT IN TIMES OF NEED
  4. KNOWLEDGE OF PARENTING & CHILD DEVELOPMENT
  5. SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL COMPETENCE

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California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Law

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Law It is important for mandated reporters to keep updated on periodic amendments to the law. Your local Child Abuse Prevention Council or county welfare department has current reporting law information. Also visit leginfoca.gov for updated information on the law and any other code section referenced in this material. The California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Law is currently found in Penal Code (P.C.) Sections 11164 - 11174.3. The following is only a partial description of the law. Mandated reporters should become familiar with the detailed requirements as they are set forth in the Penal Code.

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Wear A Blue Ribbon

The national Blue Ribbon campaign began in the spring of 1989 as one woman, Bonnie Finney of Norfolk, VA, tied a ribbon to her car antenna to take a stand against child abuse after experiencing the death of her grandson. National Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families. During the month of April and throughout the year, communities are encouraged to share child abuse and neglect prevention awareness strategies and activities and promote prevention across the country.

All 10 Bay Area Counties have events and awareness campaigns for the month of April.

You can also show your support by sharing #HowWeDoBlue. Partners in Prevention is inviting you to share your pictures and tell your stories about how you show your support for the cause. Let's be partners in prevention!

Spread the word on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #HowWeDoBlue