In 2015, the Children’s Bureau of Southern California received a grant from the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services to provide administrative support and help coordinate the joint service activities of each child abuse council to meet our collective grant goals.
Joint Projects Include:
- The Blue Ribbon Child Abuse Prevention Campaign
- Publication of The Children’s Advocate Newsletter
- The Report Card Insert Project
- Establishment and Maintenance of a Los Angeles Community Child Abuse Councils Website
- Training and Technical Assistance to the Community Relating to Child Abuse and Family Violence Issues
- Networking Meetings
- Coordination of Suicide Resources and Prevention Inserts
- Special Projects for Individual Councils
The Blue Ribbon Child Abuse Prevention Campaign
Coordination of the County-wide Blue Ribbon Campaign which recognizes April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, including the purchase and dissemination of child abuse prevention materials such as bookmarks, buttons, pins, bumper stickers, magnets, posters and public education resources.
This service includes information gathering, developing, editing and disseminating material about, and for, the Community Child Abuse Councils. The newsletters will be distributed to the Councils and other relevant organizations and individuals.
Summer 2016 Newsletter
The Report Card Insert Project
This project will be coordinated with the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) and individual public and private school districts to raise public awareness (and the awareness of parents) regarding non-abusive ways to respond to academic or behavioral challenges children may have at school. The coordination of this project includes the design and dissemination of the inserts in nine languages to public and private school districts throughout the county.
To see the 2016 report card inserts click here: 2016 RCI Complete Packet
Establishing and Maintaining the Los Angeles Community Child Abuse Councils’ Website
This project involves both establishing and maintaining the web-based Child Abuse Prevention Calendar with links and information about each individual council and their web page (if applicable). The web site will provide a calendar of child abuse prevention events, meetings and information about the Child Abuse Councils and our partners, geared to community members and professionals concerned with family violence prevention issues.
Training and Technical Assistance to the Child Abuse Councils
The Child Abuse Councils Coordinator provides training and technical assistance to the councils and other community groups on community outreach and organizing, mandated reporter training, and other child abuse related topics as needed.
The Child Abuse Councils Coordinator attends the meetings of the Community Child Abuse Councils, Council Chairs, ICAN and other child focused collaboratives for the purposes of information gathering and sharing, raising awareness of child abuse and neglect, identifying and facilitating collaborative trainings and/or projects for the Councils, as well as technical consultation.
Coordination of Suicide Resources and Prevention Inserts
This project includes the establishment and dissemination of a countywide resource list to be given to families after a child or adolescent suicide or suicide attempt. This project will also include the creation of a simple, one-third page communication aimed at preventing child and adolescent suicides.
Special Projects for Individual Councils
These special projects will be geared to the needs of the individual Child Abuse Councils and will include funds for staffing or materials for special projects. These special projects will focus on one of the following identified goals: 1) Recruiting and Retaining Membership; 2) Communications Improvements; 3) Strategic Planning; 4) Facilitating Child Abuse Council Board Retreats; or 5) Creation of a Speakers Bureau for Child Abuse Council Meetings and Conferences; or 6) Another “capacity building” special project identified by an individual council.
For more information about any of our projects or to find out how you can participate in a Council, please contact:
Sara La Croix, MSW/MPA
Community Child Abuse Council Coordinator for Children’s Bureau
Children’s Bureau at Magnolia Place
1910 Magnolia Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90007