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.
What We Have Achieved
In its 34-year history, the CAPC is proud of its many accomplishments, which include:
- Creating Communities For Child Well Being, beginning with Farmersville and Woodlake. See more
- Bringing The Lisa Project to Tulare County. CAPC brought the exhibit to several cities starting in 2010. In 2016, CAPC gained licensing and ownership of its own The Lisa Project in 10 exhibit to use in 9 counties in Central California. See more
- Helping to create and support student action groups in high schools in Tulare County. See more
- Hosting the annual Cynthia Lockhart-Mummery Memorial Conference since 2006. See more
- Collaborating in March on Main, the kick-off event for April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.
- Spearheading April’s Child Abuse Prevention Awareness (Blue Ribbon) Month and Blue Ribbon Campaign activities. See more
- Conducting mandated reported training. See more
- 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
Tulare Youth Service Bureau
Lindsay Healthy Start Family Resource Center
Tulare County Child Welfare Services
Woodlake Family Resource Center
Member At Large
First 5 Tulare County
Member At Large
CASA of Tulare County