Child Abuse Prevention Month

2022-03-15_15-57-01National Child Abuse Prevention Month, recognized in April, brings awareness to the families and communities working together to strengthen families to prevent child abuse and neglect. 

In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Placer’s Multi-Disciplinary Interview Center, a partnership between Placer County District Attorney’s Office and Health and Human Services, will be joining law enforcement, PCOE, First 5, local non-profits and more to educate the community on how to protect the children against abuse. 

Through this collaboration, prevention services and supports help protect children and produce thriving families. Multi-Disciplinary Interview Center (MDIC), along with county partners, participate in this month to bring attention to the important resources throughout Placer County. Learn more

Child Abuse Prevention Month 2022

275565699_329722725862689_7611029047261805700_nPlacer County will participate in CAP month through social media and community awareness campaigns. The month provides an opportunity to bring awareness to key information such as child maltreatment data, while highlighting educational and organizational resources. 

Webinar: The 3 R's of reporting child abuse 

To kickoff April’s Child Abuse Prevention Month Placer County MDIC and Children’s Advocacy Center and KidsFirst will be hosted a FREE webinar about recognizing the signs of child abuse. Preventing Child Abuse starts with each one of us. You can BE A HERO TO A CHILD by knowing what to do if you suspect child abuse. 

Preventing child abuse is everyone’s responsibility. Even though California is madeMicrosoftTeams-image (16) up of many different families, we are all part of one community. Together we can stop child abuse and neglect and give kids great childhoods. 

[Webinar video will be posted soon] 

Webinar: How to protect children from online predators
What: There has been a 97.5% increase in reports of online enticement received by NCMEC in 2020 versus 2019, from 19,100+ reports to 37,800+ reports. Learn about how to protect children from online predators. 
When: Thursday, April 14, 5:30 p.m. via Zoom

***Be sure to follow the MDIC Facebook page for more information.***

Placer Collaborative Network Resource Fair 

PCNThe Annual Placer Collaborative Network Resource Fair will be held Wednesday, April 27 at the Gold Country Fairgrounds from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fair is designed to promote our resources to community members and other stakeholders. Learn more

The resource fair is hosted by the Placer Collaborative Network, which brings community leaders and organizations together to develop creative solutions for change to bring a better quality of life to Placer County. There are over 40 members of services providers that make up the Placer Collaborative Network.

The Placer County District Attorney's Office, Victim Services, MDIC, and Placer PROTECT will be present at this year's fair. Learn more

#PassthePinwheel Campaign

168590976_1850846315088130_3833172635334089364_nEvery year, The Placer County District Attorney’s Office collaborates with Placer County MDIC, KidsFirst, Placer County Government’s Children’s System of Care, Placer County and County Counsel, and county partners to plant our pinwheel garden at the Historic Courthouse in Auburn.

Pinwheel gardens are used to help educate our community about the importance of supporting children and families to prevent child abuse.

The pinwheel represents childlike whimsy and lightheartedness for our vision of a world where all children can grow up happy, healthy, and prepared to succeed in supportive families and communities.