100+ Women Who Care Support CPCAN's Nurturing Father's Program
The Jackson-based group chose the NFP for their recipient charity at their last June meeting. Thanks to these wonderful women the Council will be offering the NFP to our community for FREE!
Baker Spring Tea Supports the Fatherhood Initiative
Last April the Baker Spring Tea held annually the Saturday before Mother's Day chose the Council's Fatherhood Initiative as the recipient of their endeavors. Thank you to all those who contributed their time and skills to help the children and families in our community!
James A. & Faith Knight Foundation Renews Support
The James A. & Faith Knight Foundation renewed an internal capacity-building grant to fund the position of a part-time Development Director. CPCAN's Development Director is vital to the recruitment, training and coordination of community volunteers who assist with education and outreach in CPCAN's mission: to educate and strengthen our community to reduce child abuse and neglect.
"It takes a community to end child abuse and neglect and this grant will support the important role communities play in protecting children," stated Ms. Wendy Gonzalez, Executive Director of the Council for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. "This award will assist the CPCAN in its mission by continuing to broaden our volunteer base and further develop sustainability to assist us in our mission. We thank the James A. & Faith Knight Foundation for this award and their dedication to investing in our community's most precious resource -- our children."
Hurst Foundation Supports the CPCAN with a $7,500 Award
The Jackson-based Hurst Foundation has donated $7,500 to the CPCAN. The award will help to fund the position of the part-time Development Director, continue to grow the Stewards of Children program, a child sexual abuse prevention training for adults, and help with other community education efforts.
organization Darkness to Light , teaches adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program is designed for organizations that serve youth, and for individuals concerned about the safety of children.
SOC is the only national and evidence-based program proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes and change child protective behaviors.
In 2012, the Exchange Club of Jackson championed the program with the initial $5,000 gift that enabled CPCAN to train two facilitators. Since then we have trained over 500 adults in the program!
Call CPCAN if you would like to obtain training or coordinate a training for your organization.