Who We Are

CAPC represents over 30 public and community based organizations.

The Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) of Tulare County was established as a private nonprofit council in 1982 in Visalia. The purpose of the CAPC has always been the promotion of child abuse prevention in the County through advocacy and education.

In 2005, the CAPC engaged in its first strategic planning effort and created vision and mission statements, which continue to illustrate and reflect the CAPC’s purpose:

Our Vision is to end child abuse by promoting healthy families where children realize their potential, becoming successful community members.

Our Mission is to prevent child abuse by building and maintaining community collaborations, by coordinating quality services, and by disseminating information for children and families.

We Value and believe in the strengths and resilience of families, accountability and empowerment of our communities, and the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

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What We Have Achieved

In its 34-year history, the CAPC is proud of its many accomplishments, which include:

  • Supporting and participating in the Child Protection Planning Council.
  • Conducting media campaigns and community education.
  • Recommending grant allocations to Tulare County Board of Supervisors in collaboration with the CAPC/CPPC Joint Allocations Committee for the Children’s Trust Fund (CTF), Community Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP), and Child Abuse Prevention Intervention and Treatment funds (CAPIT).
  • Providing blue ribbon materials to assist our collaborative partners with local child abuse prevention activities. See more
  • Conducting various needs assessments.
  • Organizing and participating in community forums and events.
  • Providing speakers to groups about how to prevent child abuse. See more
  • Partnering with those in the county addressing commercial sexual exploitation of children/ child sex trafficking (CSEC), by focusing a conference on CSEC, creating the Tulare County Human Trafficking Resources website and newsletter, and working with partners on CSEC related events and projects. See more

CAPC Board of Directors

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Ernie S. Flores

CAPC Board President

Ernie is a local entrepreneur/business owner in Tulare County. Previous to beginning his entrepreneurship, he served as a local educator for 25  years as a high school teacher, Principal and Superintendent. Ernie was born and raised in Madera and has lived in Tulare County for the last 35 years. He received his B.S. in Child Development/Psychology and his M.A.in Education Leadership & Administration from  Fresno State. 
Ernie's joy and passion is his family and his faith in Jesus Christ; he's been married to his lovely wife for 36 years and together they have raised four amazing children, plus they have 5 adorable grandchildren who steal their hearts everyday. 
He has a servant's heart for serving his communities and making sure that ALL children are provided with safe schools, safe communities and safe families. 
During his free time, he enjoys exercising/working out every morning and he loves to travel with his wife, especially to the Central Coast.
Angela Rodd-Terry

Angela Rodd-Terry

I have been serving the most vulnerable in our communities for the past 32 years, making recommendations to courts regarding the best interest of infants, children, adults, and the elderly. My extensive experience working with families in the context of the court system gives a legal perspective when considering protection and safety of children in Tulare County. This experience includes working in Child Welfare Services in several Counties in California, and for a local non-profit foster care agency. My years in management has developed my leadership skills in personnel management, strategic planning, budgeting, grant writing, marketing, and collaborating, to name a few.  Our Court used to regularly attend CAPC meetings over 10 years ago; and when I became the Director, it was important to me to resume attendance at CAPC in order to have a presence in the community in order to collaborate with others who share a same mission of protecting the most vulnerable in our community, to have a place to share and examine trends and the needs of the community, and to implement strategies to ensure families are thriving in Tulare County.

Miriam Sallam

Miriam Sallam

I have served as the Director of the Foster Care Education Program at the College of the Sequoias Community College for five years.  This role has afforded me the opportunity to serve current and transitional-aged foster youth.  In addition, I provide federal and state mandated trainings to resource parents and foster youth who are independent living eligible. I have earned a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Social Work from Fresno State University.  I have eight and a half years of experience working with the child welfare system – serving children and families.  Lastly, I have been an  adjunct instructor for Fresno Pacific University for two years. I enjoy teaching introduction to social work and providing field supervision to social work students interns

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Amy McMahon

I am a Program Manager at the Central Valley Regional Center.  I have worked for CVRC for 16 years, serving individuals with developmental disabilities, in order to help ensure that they can live their best life.  Prior to working for CVRC, I was a Probation Officer with Tulare County Probation Department.  I have a passion for helping others.  Besides being on the Board of Directors for the Child Abuse Prevention Council, I am a member of the Hanford and Visalia Chambers of Commerce.  I am a member of the Tulare County Community Advisory Committee, the Tulare and Kings Counties Local Partnership Agreement, and CAPTAIN, which provides research and education regarding Autism. I am also a trainer for the Crisis Intervention Team, which trains law enforcement officers on working with individuals with developmental disabilities.  In my spare time I am a wife to a High School Activities Director and mother of two boys, ages 14 and 17.

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Sara DeBeof

Admin. Asst/Community Outreach Coordinator

Staff

Amanda Guajardo

Amanda Guajardo

Executive Director

Community Outreach Coordinator