Power of Self-Compassion Workshop to Help Participants Overcome Guilt


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Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk New Leader Training Call for Applicants

(1) AMSR-NLT Call for Applications (June 2015)-1 (1) AMSR-NLT Call for Applications (June 2015)  (2) AMSR-NLT Call for Application Printout (must complete actual applicaiton online)

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Backpacks for Kids

2015 Backpack School Flyer

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Youth Mental Health First Aid

YMHFA Trainer Info Flyer

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Positive Parenting – One Mother’s Journey

Meet Mary*. By nine, her addicted mother was out of the picture and she and her siblings were being raised by their recently released but “clean” father. At 16, Mary moved in with her boyfriend six years her senior, partying became their way of life. At 19, she was pregnant and her life forever changed. In and out of extremely abusive relationships, moving from city to city, Mary found herself pregnant with her second child. Another boyfriend, more abuse, more drugs, and with kids witnessing the destruction, Mary was arrested and the kids taken away for their safety. Mary said, “I was getting sober, I was getting compliments, and then I decided to go to Progress House. I started to work on myself. People started telling me that they were proud of me. My family started to communicate with me again. It was sobriety; I started loving myself again. I listened to people, doing what people were asking of me. As my relationship with my children began to grow, I started to become okay with myself.”

With her children in foster care, Mary and her kids are receiving support from many community resources. Mary admits her parenting was poor and wanted to take advantage of all the services, especially with positive parenting skills. Mary is learning the difference between discipline and punishment. Discipline includes everything you do to teach your child good behavior, not just reacting to misbehavior. Following through with consequences, being consistent with her kids, creating boundaries and routine, role modeling staying calm are some of the positive parenting skills Mary is learning. She sees it working too and even better, Mary’s children are respecting her. Mary is forever grateful for all the support she is receiving and we know that she is going to be a great parent. For further information about positive parenting, visit the Child Abuse Prevention Council at www.edccapc.org.

*For confidentiality purposes and out of respect, Mary is a fictitious name.

Judy Knapp-Prevention Works and Sheryce Allendorf- Sierra Children and Families Services

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Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up.

Our Focus

The Child Abuse Prevention Council is a community council whose primary purpose is to coordinate the community’s efforts to prevent and respond to child abuse and neglect. It is comprised of 15 members of the community, each appointed by the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. The Council acts as an independent entity and is coordinated through a contract between the El Dorado County Department of Human Services and the El Dorado County Office of Education. The Child Abuse Prevention Council functions include:
· Acts as the Children’s Trust Fund Commission

· Provides a forum for interagency communication and coordination

· Facilitates the training and education for professionals in the detection and treatment of child abuse and neglect

· Recommends improvements in services to families and victims

· Promotes public awareness of abuse and neglect of children and the resources available for intervention and treatment.

Creating Strong Families with the Protective Factors

2013 Resource Guide Preventing Child Maltreatment and Parenting     2013 Resource Guide Preventing Child Maltreatment and Parenting

What to look for as your child grows…

Developmental Milestones


Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving "bye bye" are called developmental milestones. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, behave, and move (crawling, walking, etc.).

Click on the age of your child to see the milestones:

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