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Pinwheels for Prevention

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

This month and throughout the year The CAPC is dedicated to preventing child abuse, ensuring safety, education and treatment for abused/neglected children as well as abusive and at risk parents.

In the more than 30 years since its formation, CAPC has collaborated with other local agencies and organizations to meet the needs of children and families who are at risk of abuse and neglect.

Our call to action during the month of April is Pinwheels for Prevention – a nationwide campaign that the CAPC is implementing locally in partnership with the Human Services Agency. This campaign is designed by Prevent Child Abuse America and aims to bring awareness to child abuse and safety.

With this campaign, the focus is on community activities and public policies that prioritize prevention right from the start to make sure child abuse and neglect never occur.

OUR CAMPAIGN INCLUDES:

• 30 minute rally per age group to educate students in personal safety and cyber safety
• 15 minute interactive in-class curriculum for 2nd and 5th grade
• Pinwheels and Canisters for each student
• Lawn signs & posters to help promote the campaign
• Customize the campaign to YOUR school
• The CAPC will sort and organize all material for every single class
• All material is supplied to you at NO charge
• No hassle campaign, bringing a much needed message to your students

Contact Kristen at (209) 851-3468 or email at kvelarde@nochildabuse.org to BOOK YOUR PRESENTATION.

Cyber Safety is our 2019/2020 focus

This year conversations were around cyber safety. We understand that extremely young children have access to internet based games, apps, and sites. While we cannot change the frequency or restrictions of the usage of internet for these children, we CAN teach them how to be safe.

96% of kids use social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and snapchat which emphasizes the importance of Internet safety. Breaking it down by age lends us these figures:
82% of 5-7 year olds use social media
96% of 8-11 year olds use social media
99% of 12-15 year olds use social media

Not only is the use of the Internet and social networking sites increasing, the average time spent online for children is also increasing, with our older youth spending as much time online as all of the younger groups combined. Spending more time online increases the child’s vulnerability to sexual predators, sexual offenses, and cyberbullying. Consequently, this leaves less time for outside physical activity with friends, joining a sports team, and spending time with family.

These teachings have been welcomed in schools throughout our county and our teams have left with the praise of the administration.

CURRICULUM BY GRADE LEVEL
Preschool: Good Secrets / Bad Secrets & Private Parts
Kindergarten – 2nd Grade: Good Secrets / Bad Secrets, Safe Adults, & Stranger Danger
3rd grade – 6th grade: Safe Adults, Stranger Danger, Cyber & Social Media Safety , & Cyber Bullying
7th grade – 8th grade: Cyber & Social Media Safety and Human Trafficking

We also offer our pinwheels safety message to anyone on campus! We would love to present to your staff, PTN, or campus groups. Call now to book your student and/or staff presentations!

2018/2019 Pinwheels Participants

Lodi Christian
Mosher Elementary
Westwood Elementary
Golden West
Morada Middle School
Clairmont Elementary
Tully Knoles Elementary
Manteca Day
Taylor Leadership Academy
Hamilton Elementary
Louis Bohn Elementary
Able Charter
John Adams Elementary
Parklane Elementary
Brookside Elementary
San Joaquin Elementary
Fremont Elementary
Harrison Elementary
Collegeville
Farmington
New Hope Elementary

THANK YOU for educating and protecting
the kids in our community!

 

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