San Mateo County Child Abuse Prevention Council (Formerly Children's Collaborative Action Team)

Our Mission & Vision

This mission of San Mateo County Child Abuse Prevention Council (SMCCAPC) is to provide leadership to prevent child abuse by advocating and coordinating resources and raising community awareness through education and training.

Our vision is to facilitate an accessible and interested community-based, family centered system of care for children, youth and families in San Mateo County.

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Understanding Child Welfare

San Mateo Child Welfare System  http://hsa.smcgov.org/children-family-services

San Mateo County Human Services Agency's ongoing efforts to improve the child welfare system include partnering with other child protective stakeholders such as San Mateo County Superior Court/ Juvenile Department, probation, health department, mental health service, kin and foster parents, and permanence services for children and families in San Mateo County.

Child Welfare Information Gateway

https://www.childwelfare.gov/

Our Funding

SMCCAPC funding comes from states mandated sources, which fall under the umbrella of the Child Abuse and Prevention Treatment Act (CAPTA) including:

  • Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Program (CBCAP)

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/cb/resource/cbcap-state-grants

  • Child Abuse Prevention, Intervention, and treatment program (CAPIT)

http://www.cdss.ca.gov/ocap/res/pdf/CAPIT_FactSheet.pdf

  • Promoting Safe and Stable Family Program (PSSF)

http://www.cdss.ca.gov/ocap/res/pdf/PSSF_FactSheet.pdf

Additionally, SMCCAPC receives funding through the County Children's Trust Fund http://www.childsworld.ca.gov/PG1330.htm in the form of Birth Certificate and Kids Place revenue, an annual training stipend from the Greater Bay Area Coalition of Child Abuse Councils and occasional individual donations and grants.