Recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month
You can be a connection for children in your community.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time for communities to come together to build connections, supportive environments, and positive experiences for all children.
We know child abuse is a preventable problem. All adults play a role in building the safe, stable, nurturing homes and environments needed for the healthy development of our future generation of parents, leaders and community members.
Be a connection for Solano children and families during Child Abuse Prevention Month!
This April's campaign and activities are going to look different due to COVID-19 and the need to social distance.  However, we can still share the message that we support thriving children and families.  Solano County's Child Abuse Prevention Month 2021 activities will take place virtually. 
 
Stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and participate in the activities below!
  • Thursday, April 1 – Child Abuse Prevention Month Launch

    • Download and share the Blue Ribbon on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter during the Month of April

    • Follow us on social media and share the #CAPmonth, #childabusepreventionmonth, #BeAConnection message.

 

  • Thursday, April 15 - Wear Blue 4 Kids Day!

    • To participate, wear blue and share photos using the hashtags:  #WearBlue4Kids #WearBlue4KidsSolano

    • If you are on a video conference that day, take a screenshot of the whole team and share it on social media.

Regional Calendar of Bay Area Child Abuse Prevention Month Virtual Events and Trainings.

Child Abuse Prevention Month Online Toolkit

To help you raise awareness and engagement to impacting positive change during Child Abuse Prevention Month, use the link above to access campaign resources.

Prevention Resource Guide

To support community members who work to prevent child maltreatment and promote family well-being.

Child Abuse Prevention Council
Child Abuse Prevention Council

Spread the word

Everyone can play a role in supporting families to prevent child abuse and neglect. Help raise child abuse awareness in your community by using and sharing our child abuse prevention month resources, and social media posts 

Downloadable resources:

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OUR VISION

  • All children of Solano County will reach adulthood having experienced a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment. The resulting sense of self-worth, coupled with equal access to resources, will empower them to develop their unique potential, so they mature realizing a strong sense of responsibility to self, culture, and society.
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GOALS

  • Promote public awareness of the abuse and neglect of children and the resources available for intervention and treatment.

  • Encourage and facilitate training of professionals in the detection, treatment, and prevention of child abuse and neglect.

  • Recommend improvements in services available to families and victims.

  • Encourage and facilitate community support for child abuse and neglect programs.

Mandated Reporter Training

Everyone who works with children is a mandated reporter. This means that if you work with children, you are legally responsible for reporting all incidents of suspected child abuse and neglect. When you filled out the forms for your
job, you probably signed a form agreeing to this responsibility, but you may not fully understand your responsibilities and legal obligations as a mandated reporter.

 

Free online training available at http://mandatedreporterca.com/

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Law - booklet English

Ley Sobre La Denuncia - Del Abuso Y Negligencia A Menores En California - Librete En Español