The Tulare County CAPC provides a variety of child safety, child abuse prevention and child advocacy trainings and workshops to community-based organizations, local governments, school staff, and community members. The goal of all the workshops is to improve knowledge and skills in an interactive and professional manner.
Tulare County CAPC has several existing workshops that can be tailored to fit any organization, or we can work with organizations to develop a workshop that meets their needs. We invite you to visit our calendar for the current schedule of trainings offered or contact CAPC to find out how we can work together. For more information, contact us at (559) 735-0456 or firstname.lastname@example.org so we can discuss your training needs.
A Mandated Reporter is one who is required by law to report reasonable suspicions of abuse.
If you are reporting possible child abuse/neglect:
- Complete the Suspected Child Abuse Report (SCAR) Form
- Fax or mail completed forms to: 559- 687-6986 (fax) or P.O. Box 671, Visalia, CA 93279
- Contact the Tulare County Child Welfare Services hotline:
Download or print the Mandated Reporter Form here
Mandated Reporter Training:
Description: This training is given to ensure mandated reporters that work with children are educated on what constitutes child abuse, how to identify the four types of abuse (physical, sexual, neglect, emotional), the most up-to-date California laws and most importantly how to report suspected abuse. This training is offered FREE to Mandated Reporters and those that work/volunteer with children. Customized trainings are available that have a focus on related topics such as developmentally disabled children, shaken baby syndrome and others.
Program Length: Approximately 1- 1.5 hours in length.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Its Effects on Development Experiences in childhood matter. Numerous research studies have shown how childhood stress and trauma can impact adult health. The Ace Study is the largest study investigating the health and social effects of negative childhood experiences. Now that we have the research, what can we do about it? The cycle of violence, generational poverty and abuse, homelessness, substance abuse, incarceration, perpetration and victimization of violence are all related to ACE’s. Strategies such as identification and assessment, reducing risk and exposure and nurturing resiliency and skill building are effective interventions. Changing the negative course that many children are on is our best way to prevent abuse in future generations. This presentation will increase your knowledge of trauma and provide ways to work with children, families and communities to reduce the impact of trauma.
A Different World for Children (The effects of a pandemic on development) While the coronavirus pandemic has changed many things around the world, it has not stopped child development. Discussions on how to support healthy child development during a pandemic, how the pandemic is affecting young children, and the importance of caring for caregivers. It’s not a different understanding of what children need, it’s just a different world right now.
Family Violence and Its Effects on Children For too many children, home is far from a safe haven. Every year, hundreds of millions of children are exposed to domestic violence at home, and this has a powerful and profound impact on their lives and hopes for the future. These children not only watch one parent violently assaulting another, they often hear the distressing sounds of violence, or may be aware of it from many telltale signs.
Resiliency (Why families are important) Family resilience can be defined as the ability of a family to respond positively to an adverse situation and emerge from the situation feeling strengthened, more resourceful, and more confident than its prior state. This training discusses the understanding of brain development over time and the whole idea of how much is genetic and how much experience is the result of becoming a resilient family.
Strengthening Families with Protective Factors
This workshop teaches the concept of strengthening families and) Protective Factors. Participants will learn about parallel relationships/processes and how Protective Factors can be used as a strength-based tool to prevent child abuse and neglect. Participants will brainstorm effective ways and develop skills to incorporate Protective Factors into their daily interactions with families. The protective factors are as follows:
- Nurturing & Attachment
- Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development
- Parental Resilience
- Social Connections
- Concrete Support in Times of Need
- Social and Emotional Competence of Children