We’d like to introduce the Strong Families Alliance (SFA) of Alameda County. The SFA was created in 2020 at a time when our community and the world needed support during times of isolation, fear and uncertainty. The goal of the Child Abuse Prevention Council is to address the unmet community needs regarding the protection and well-being of children and their families. One unmet need identified from the 2018 Community Self-Assessment was to connect residents of Alameda County, and the greater Bay Area, to community resources, providers, and supports local to them. Here are some upcoming activity highlights for April’s Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Strong Families Alliance Website Redesign Launch (CLICK HERE TO REDIRECT TO NEW SFA WEBSITE)
The Strong Families Alliance strives to connect the community to each other and to services and supports; available at no cost. The website will assist people in finding information about trainings, events and information on supporting child safety and well-being, and other resources and information related to children abuse prevention. Visit https://www.alamedacountycapc.com/ to learn more about SFA member organizations and other information and resources in Alameda and it’s surrounding areas. As you visit, make sure to provide feedback so that we may incorporate those suggestions into our site that engages and educates the community in the areas of child abuse prevention.
April 2, 2021 – #WearBlue4Kids Day
Wear blue for kids!!! Whether you’re in the office or working from home, wear blue to show that you support and stand up for child abuse prevention! You are encouraged to wear BLUE and if interested, you can post selfies/pictures of you or your group and tag Strong Families Alliance on FB and IG or #SFA on any of your social media handles. You can send photos of yourself or in a group wearing BLUE to firstname.lastname@example.org to be featured on the Strong Families Alliance website during the month of April. We would appreciate the show of support in wearing blue that day.
April 9, 2021 – Family Story Time
For Child Abuse Prevention Month, Strong Families Alliance of Alameda County is hosting a FREE virtual Family Story Time on Friday, April 9, 3:30– 5:00pm with Bay Area authors Nancy Johnson James and Dr. Khalid White. Families with children ages 0-9 will hear Nancy read her book Brown: The Many Shades of Love, and Khalid read in both English and Spanish his book Hermanita (Little Sister), followed by Q&A sessions. Alameda County families who register by March 31 will receive a FREE Story Time packet that includes a signed book and activities delivered prior to the event. To register: CLICK HERE