We believe the first step towards Prevention is Education. Many of our programs and services provide key information for families, community members, and local agencies.
Programs operate regularly throughout the year with special program available at various times. To stay current and up to date on programming, Like us on Facebook and check back to our website periodically! Please see below for current program information.
What We Offer
We have various Parenting Education Programs, Trainings, and Workshops available virtually and in-person. Whether you are a parent, community member, or you would like to refer one of your Client's for a program or service, we have programs to fit your needs! Join us for a one-time Workshop, register for a one-time training, or jump into weekly Parenting Class, which are offered ongoing individually or in group-based models periodically.
Our Parenting Education Programs are offered in English and Spanish (when able) and through virtual or in-person formats. If you are interested in learning more about what program may work best for you, fill out our Client Referral Form on the Parenting Education Page.
What We Do
Our goal is to empower parents as the experts on their children. The focus of our Parenting Education Programs is to guide our children's behavior through appropriate discipline, teaching experiences, and modeling what is appropriate. Parenting doesn't come with a manual, but if you are interested in learning more techniques to help your children grow into successful individuals, you are in the RIGHT place! Some of the topics we cover include, but are not limited to:
+ Development of Family Morals, Values, and Rules
+ Understanding Discipline
+ Nurturing Parenting
+ Conflict with Other Children or Siblings
+ Improving Children's Self-Worth and Developing Personal Power
+ Handling Stress
+ Helping Children Manage Their Behavior
+ Monitoring School & Homework
+ Unhealthy Behavior Prevention - Keeping Kids Drug & Alcohol Free
+ Talking to Your Kids About Healthy Relationships
+ Nutrition & Eating Healthy on a Budget
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Throughout the year, our agency hosts and collaborates with other local agencies to provide various programs for children. For children to develop healthy social relationships, they need to be provided with opportunities to socialize with peers in an engaging setting. Our children's programs all encourage children to work together, practice kindness, and assist in developing emotional competence and self-regulation. Our children's programs focus on learning through play while providing opportunities for early learning and school readiness. Our Staff is also trained in assisting families with conducting Developmental Assessments to track growth and developmental milestones of various ages. When needed, we connect families with additional supports and resources. Our children's programs include, but are not limited to:
+ Growing Start Parent Playgroups
+ Open Play
+ Family Nights
+ Snack & Paint
+ Summer Camps and Activities
+ Parent's Night Out
+ Special Events & Community Events
+ Summer Reading Program - Colusa Co. Library
+ Summer Book to Movie Club - Colusa Co. Library
+ And More!
Colusa County Community Advocates for Parents & Children (CAPC) is devoted to preventing child abuse and neglect by tackling it on a preventative level, rather than a reactive level. In order to build a strong community where families are able to thrive, our prevention efforts must reach far and wide to build policies and frameworks that instill prevention at the very core. What is the key to this? The answer is simple - Education!
We have various informative trainings and facilitated discussions available for use by our collaborative partners and other family-serving agencies in our County to promote prevention practices. If you are with a local agency and are interested in having our Facilitator come promote prevention practices for your staff, please reach out! Our trainings can be tailored to fit the needs of your program and who you serve, including knowing signs to watch for to prevent opportunities for child abuse and neglect. We have information to share on many topics, including, but not limited to:
+ Child Sexual Abuse Prevention for Educators, Community Members, Parents & Families, Youth-Serving Organizations, and more.
+ Family Strengthening and the Protective Factors Framework - Working with Families who have experiences Trauma in a supportive and caring way
+ Reporting Child Abuse - Mandated Reporter Trainings, Knowing the Signs & Symptoms of Child Abuse, How and When to Make a Report.
+ And More!
We understand that during these times, access to food and other household items can be scarce. With this in mind, we have reformatted our Food Pantry by discontinuing monthly distributions and instead housing Resource Food Pantries at our Colusa location as well as our partner sites in Williams and Arbuckle. When community members are in need of food and other provisions in between local Food Distributions, they are welcome to check in at any of the three sites to see if there is emergency food available through the Resource Food Pantries. The locations of the Resource Food Pantries are listed below:
+ Colusa County CAPC & FRC
* 131 5th Street in Colusa
+ Williams Family Action Center
* Williams Elementary School; 1404 E Street, Room 102 in Williams
+ Arbuckle Family Action Center
* 812 King Street in Arbuckle
Visitations and Wrap-Around Supports
Our site works closely with the Department of Health & Human Services, Child Protective Services Department to provide families with Wrap-Around services. We work with families on primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention to provide support during intervention with Child Protective Services. Through an Intra-Agency Referral System, Social Workers are able to refer parents for supports at our Family Resource Center site. Our classroom areas provide a fun and engaging atmosphere for children and parents to relax and enjoy doing activities together. Many families utilize our space for Visitations and receive support on various levels, including but not limited to individualized one-on-one Parenting Education programs, Parent Playgroups and Support Groups, and more!
+To refer a parent or family for supportive or preventative services, please fill out our virtual Client Referral Form by clicking the button below.