All children know they are valued; all families receive the support, education and tools necessary to give every child a safe, healthy and nurturing home; and a community that actively supports the health, safety, and education of its children
ACAPC is committed to preventing all forms of child abuse in Amador County through community partnerships, free trainings, education, and family-centered events that value children, strengthen families and engage communities.
To support the overarching principles of Family Strengthening, the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Amador County is incorporating the Five Protective Factors into all of our Goals and Indicators: Parent Resilience, Social Connections, Knowledge of Parent and Child Development, Concrete Support in Times of Need, and Social and Emotional Competence of Children.
To report suspected child abuse or neglect in Amador County call toll free (844) 835-3685 or (209) 223-6550.
The majority of our limited budget comes from the County Children's Trust Fund. The remainder of our budget is from grants, an annual outreach event, and the generous donations of local service organizations, businesses, and community members. First 5 Amador generously donates office space and use of office equipment to the council staff.
History of Child Abuse Prevention Councils
The Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council Act, passed by the California Legislature in the 1980's, requires each county to facilitate the formation and funding of a child abuse prevention council (CAPC) to support child abuse intervention and prevention activities. The Welfare and Institutions code, Section 18967, further stipulates that each county is authorized to establish a County Children's Trust Fund for the purpose of funding local child abuse prevention activities.
Become a member of the Council and help prevent child abuse. Membership is open to everyone. Meetings are held at 10:30 a.m. on the third Monday of every other month at the Margaret Dalton Children's Center in Jackson. Call 209-223-5921 for the date of our next meeting.