10 ways to avoid ACEs (during the pandemic) How can we reduce ACEs and toxic stress during the COVID-19 pandemic? Many of us are concerned that increased stress might increase the risk for ACEs. For example, most child abuse happens when adults reach their breaking point. However, we are not powerless in the face of…

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The Experience of Children During Pandemic is NOT Homogeneous: Some Folks Don’t Recognize That Karen Gross Can you see the steam rising from my head? We are in the middle of a pandemic and a Head of School (nameless here) in ____ (leaving state out) w/ tuition (flexible) ranging from $20,000 to over $40,000 per…

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The Father Factor The role of fathers and how we view and value them in America is changing. Over the past decades, fathers have been alternately valued, ignored, or demonized by programs and policies, with clear consequences to families, particularly in communities of color. Today, we have an opportunity to rethink, retool, and reenergize the…

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The Tulare County Child Abuse Prevention Council further solidified its commitment to its mission of building and maintaining community collaboration and coordinating quality services with the hire of their new Executive Director, Amanda Guajardo. Prevention and education are two key components to achieving Tulare County CAPC’s mission. Amanda brings a breadth of experience to her new…

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Human trafficking is happening here in Tulare County. Human trafficking includes both labor and sex trafficking victims; adults and juveniles. It includes those who may be going to our schools or working with us. In 2016, the Tulare County District Attorney’s (DAs) office reported numerous cases involving human trafficking. Also that year, the Tulare County…

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Tulare County Child Abuse Prevention Council offers mandated reporter training.  New school year = New employees needing mandated reporter training Do you or your place of employment need to take mandated reporter training? Tulare County Child Abuse Prevention Council provides training. Just contact CAPC online or call for more information at 559-735-0456. Online mandated reporter training…

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Child sex trafficking is happening here in Tulare County. In September, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department concluded an investigation that led to the identification of 50 victims, women and children, in a sex trafficking ring in Tulare County. The siting, called Operation Baby Face, led to the arrest of three Tulare County men charged with human trafficking.…

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