April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
“Keeping Children Safe and Families Strong in Supportive Communities”
Strong, nurturing communities that are supportive of families can get involved and play a role in preventing child abuse and neglect and promoting child and family well-being.
Chadwick Center Resources
In recognition of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, we are launching a series of interviews with various professionals working across the child abuse prevention field. Here is our first interview with Charles Wilson, the Senior Director of the @ChadwickCenter #NCAPM2018
April 9th – Karina Valdez:
April 16th – Angela Ponivas:
Our 3rd video for #NCAPM2018 features Angela Ponivas, Bureau Chief of the Office of #childabuseprevention at @CaliforniaDSS , who speaks on the child abuse prevention efforts of OCAP and what #NCAPM2018 means to her and to OCAP
April 23rd – Dr. Lisa Jones:
April 30th – Imperial County Dept. of Social Services Mobile Services Unit:
CEBC information on Prevention of Child Abuse:
- Home Visiting Programs for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
- Interventions for Abusive Behavior
- Interventions for Neglect
- Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (Primary) Programs
- Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (Secondary) Programs
San Diego County Resources
2-1-1 San Diego – 2-1-1 San Diego is a free 24-hour phone service (211) and online database (211sandiego.org ) that connects people with community resources, such as CalFresh, Covered California, Medi-Cal and Housing Assistance. 2-1-1 also operates a First 5 San Diego Warm Line (1-888-5 FIRST 5) that assists parents of children ages zero through five with locating services and resources for their families.
Behavioral Health Access and Crisis Line: 1-888-724-7240
County of San Diego’s CalFresh website. CalFresh is a program for low-income families and individuals that meet certain income guidelines to receive extra money for healthy and nutritious food. Individuals can find important information about the program and submit an application online.
Child Abuse Hotline: 858-560-2191 or toll free 1(800) 344-6000
Child Support Services – 866-901-3212
Childcare Resources – The YMCA Childcare Resource Service is San Diego’s source for low or no cost childcare programs in San Diego. Visit www.crs.ymca.org or call 1-800-481-2151.
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline 1-888-385-4657 http://www.ccssd.org/get-help/hotline.html
First 5 San Diego Parent Portal http://first5sandiego.org/parent-portal/
Free/Low Cost Community Resource List: http://continuingcare-sandiego.kp.org/PDFs/Free%20SD%20Resources%203-2017.pdf
General Relief (GR) – Provides temporary cash assistance for eligible county residents who have no other means of support. Any aid received must be repaid to the county. Completed hours of required Job Training may count toward repayment of the debt. 866-262-9881
In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) – IHSS can provide homemaker and personal care assistance to eligible individuals who are receiving Supplemental Security Income or who have a low income and need help in the home to remain independent. 800-510-2020
Legal Aid Society of San Diego 1-877-LEGAL AID (1-877-534-2524)
San Diego Crime Stoppers 888-580-8477
San Diego Food Bank: https://sandiegofoodbank.org
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDGE) Assistance Programs – 1-877-646-5525
San Diego Housing Commission – 619.231.9400
San Diego Job Corps Center – 619-429-8500
San Diego Regional Center – 858.576.2996
San Diego Workforce Partnership – 619-228-2900
San Diego Unified School District, Office of Children and Youth in Transition – Community Resource List
Section 8 Rental Assistance Number: 619.578.7777
Thrive San Diego – IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program www.thrivesandiego.org/index_files/aboutvita.htm Free tax preparation for low- to moderate-income (generally, $49,000 and below) individuals and families. One of the goals is to increase participation in the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and link clients to other public benefits
Unemployment Insurance Claims / EDD: 1-800-300-5616
State and National Resources
2018 Prevention Resource Guide https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/preventionmonth/resources/resource-guide/
CalWORKS CalWORKs is a welfare program that gives cash aid and services to eligible needy California families. The program serves all 58 counties in the state. If a family has little or no cash and needs housing, food, utilities, clothing or medical care, they may be eligible to receive immediate short-term help. Learn more by visiting the CalWorks website. http://www.cdss.ca.gov/CalWORKS
CalWORKS Child Care This program helps families access immediate, short-term child care as the parent works or performs their welfare-to-work activity. Visit the CalWORKS website to find out more. http://www.cdss.ca.gov/CalWORKS
Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT)
EBT is the automated system that allows CalFresh, CalWorks, and other cash benefit recipients to use a card, much like a debit card, to access their food and cash benefits. For more information please visit http://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/EBT
Family Resource Centers Family resources centers provide support to parents, referral services and information to children and families all over California. Click here to learn more – http://www.californiafamilyresource.org/ . If you would like to see a listing of Family Resource Center Locations click the link to open the map.
National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) – 888-373-7888 or text to “BeFree” (233733)
Parent Help Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD Being a parent can be difficult. Parents and caregivers can call to receive free counseling and support when they need help.
Social Security https://www.ssa.gov/agency/contact/ 1-800-772-1213
text4baby Text4baby is a free mobile app that makes it easier for your to get critical health and safety information, such as: how your baby grows each week, medical updates, appointment reminders via text, additional web content and videos. Visit www.text4baby.org or download via the app store.
Veterans Affairs – 1-800-827-1000
Youth Crisis Line. http://www.youthcrisisline.org/ Call the 24-hour Hotline/Helpline (800) 843-5200. Provides support and referrals to California youth and their families through a 24-hour confidential resource that empowers youth seeking solutions. Volunteers and staff are trained to provide crisis intervention counseling on such issues as abuse, assault and exploitation, running away, living away, living on the streets, prostitution, gang membership, lesbian/gay/transgender issues, and suicide.