National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month (CAPM), a month recognized as a time for communities to join together to promote healthy children and families and end child abuse. Since CALICO’s inception, it has used CAPM to highlight child abuse in Alameda County. However, the federal focus on child abuse prevention is relatively recent. (read more)

CALICO is Hiring!

CALICO is seeking applications for one of two Family Resource Specialist (FRS) positions. The FRS acts as a liaison and advocate for CALICO families, is an expert in mental health issues affecting child abuse victims, and is familiar with the range of relevant services available in Alameda County. Click below to be taken to the full job description and for information on how to apply.
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North Pole Explorer Raises Awareness

On April 12th, Michael Creasy will leave for an extraordinary adventure: an expedition to the North Pole. To make this trip even more remarkable, Michael will use this expedition to raise funds and awareness for CALICO. As Michael shared, “I had a very fortunate childhood, and I realize that many children do not have the same opportunities that I had. By supporting CALICO, I'm helping improve the lives of vulnerable children and to show them that the world can be a better place.”
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Former Teacher, Judy Silver, Still Helping Children

We are delighted to introduce this issue’s hero – Judy Silver – who has been a CALICO supporter since 2013 (thank you to Keith and Susan Ortiz for introducing Judy to us!). Judy offers a unique perspective on CALICO due to her 40 years of experience working in the field of education. As someone who believes society will be judged based on how we treat our most vulnerable members, Judy is a fierce supporter of children, especially children who have experienced abuse.
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