"Before any child is harmed"
The Child Abuse Prevention Endowment (CAP) Fund for Calhoun County, Inc. exists to raise money for positive parenting activities in order to prevent child abuse and neglect.
The CAP Fund is a 501©3 nonprofit organization and a Field of Interest (Advised) Fund at the Battle Creek Community Foundation in Michigan.
Despite the fact that so many people agree that child abuse and neglect is a devastating problem there is little money available for parenting programs that engage a family before a child is harmed. Our federal and state governments will never fully fund prevention efforts and the funding they do provide is often tenuous and temporary. If we want to significantly reduce the abuse and neglect that children in Calhoun County experience we must develop our own source of funding for our local programs. A need for local support for prevention programs will always exist.
The DONATE button below takes you to the Battle Creek Community Foundation's website.
$250 Family & Children's Services - 2000
$2,000 Network for Young Children - 2005
$4,300 At-Risk Summer Preschool - 2010
$2,000 Nurse Family Partnership - 2012
$3,000 Community Fatherhood - 2012
$8,000 Community Fatherhood - 2015
$10,000 Strong Families are Connected Families-2019
(Calhoun Intermediate School District)
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This video portrays some of the problems that arise when parental use of substances interferes with taking care of their children. Parenting and partying are not a good mix. Just like you have designated drivers, parents need to make sure some is the designated parent so at least one person is available and sober to care for their children's needs and keep them safe.
Amazingly, babies can usually communicate what they need to us but we need to be paying attention to understand!
Most parents need a little extra help when their children are born. We also know it is very important that families with certain risk factors get that extra support to give their children a good beginning.
Many communities have developed programs to support first-time and high-risk parents but getting parents connected to these programs remains a challenge.
Each of us can do something to support families in our communities.
The first three years of a child's life are so important. A good beginning enables us to handle whatever life throws at us down the road.