Strengthening Families
Nurturing Parents
Protecting Children

Serving El Dorado County

Assisting Families for Over 20 years

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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.  

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Community Hubs

 Community Hubs offer classes, groups, and  activities for expectant parents and families with children ages 0-18,  staffed by a team of family engagement, literacy and health specialists.  Click me to find your HUB! 

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

 

Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get  over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the  repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental  health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the  development of the brain. This unfolds across a lifetime, to the point  where those who’ve experienced high levels of trauma are at triple the  risk for heart disease and lung cancer. An impassioned plea for  pediatric medicine to confront the prevention and treatment of trauma,  head-on.

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