CAPS – Prevent Child Abuse Elkhart County

A Chartered Council of Prevent Child Abuse Indiana

Prevent Child Abuse Indiana believes the most effective approach to reducing child abuse and neglect is to maintain a statewide network to work on behalf of child abuse prevention in communities throughout Indiana. Prevent Child Abuse Elkhart County, A Chartered Council of Prevent Child Abuse Indiana ensures that there is a unified and continuous voice advocating for child abuse prevention services and programs throughout Indiana. Working in partnerships between Prevent Child Abuse Indiana our local council works to share information, training, resources and advocacy, on child abuse and neglect prevention and awareness.

Make a Report

If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, call the Indiana Department of Child Services’ Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline today. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including weekends and holidays, call            1-800-800-5556.

Monthly Council Meeting

Date: TBD

Details: More information to come

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Family Resource Center

Support When You Need It

We know that you are the expert on your family and our Family Resource Navigators will provide one-on-one support to assist you in navigating the many existing resources in the community to ensure that the needs you identify are being met. Family Resource Navigators can also help you to determine if another CAPS program is a good fit and assist you in the enrollment process.

Parent Cafés

Find support through one of our many support groups or Parent Cafés. Parent Cafes are safe spaces where parents and caregivers talk about the challenges and victories of raising a family. Through individual self-reflection and peer-to-peer learning, you can explore your own strengths, learn about the Protective Factors, and create strategies from your wisdom and experiences to help strengthen your family. Parent Cafés are offered monthly in both Spanish and English. A meal for you and your family is provided at the beginning. Following the meal, children leave to do fun activities with our trained staff so you can fully participate and engage in conversations with other parents.

Concerns Navigators Can Assist With

Health or behavior concerns for your child

Signing up for government services such as food stamps or medical assistance

Housing and utility assistance

Financial management and budgeting

Mental health concerns

Relationship concerns

Obtaining further education or training to advance in your career

And just about any other question or challenge your family is facing!

Who is eligible to utilize the Family Resource Center and its services?

The Family Resource Center is available for any parent or caregiver who resides within
Elkhart County and is free of cost to any participant.

Contact Us – frn@capselkhart.org

CAPS – Prevent Child Abuse Elkhart County

A Chartered Council of Prevent Child Abuse Indiana

Prevent Child Abuse Indiana believes the most effective approach to reducing child abuse and neglect is to maintain a statewide network to work on behalf of child abuse prevention in communities throughout Indiana. Prevent Child Abuse Elkhart County, A Chartered Council of Prevent Child Abuse Indiana ensures that there is a unified and continuous voice advocating for child abuse prevention services and programs throughout Indiana. Working in partnerships between Prevent Child Abuse Indiana our local council works to share information, training, resources and advocacy, on child abuse and neglect prevention and awareness.

Make a Report

If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, call the Indiana Department of Child Services’ Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline today. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including weekends and holidays, call 1-800-800-5556.

Monthly Council Meeting

Date: TBD

Details: More information to come

For More Information

Contact Us
Join our council

Get Trained

Darkness to Light Trainings

Darkness to Light empowers adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse through awareness, education, and stigma reduction. These free trainings are designed for organizations that serve youth and individuals concerned about safety of children.

Upcoming Trainings

Jan. 12, 2022– Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
Feb. 11, 2022– Stewards of Children

Community Education Event Calendar

Year to Date Training Tracker

We have reached 3 adults so far in 2022

Online Trainings

Monique Burr online Trainings: Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect; Real World Safety: Protecting Youth Online & Off; Protecting Children from Child Sexual Abuse; Preventing, Recognizing, and Responding to Human Trafficking

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) is a non-profit whose mission is to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization. Check out their free resources for child serving professionals and parents that include videos, discussion guides, games, and presentations.

Indiana Department of Child Services online information course for reporting abuse and neglect

Get Trained

Darkness to Light Trainings

Darkness to Light empowers adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse through awareness, education, and stigma reduction. These free trainings are designed for organizations that serve youth and individuals concerned about safety of children.

Upcoming Trainings

Jan. 12, 2022– Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
Feb. 11, 2022– Stewards of Children

Community Education Event Calendar

Year to Date Training Tracker

We have reached 3 adults so far in 2022

Online Trainings

Monique Burr online Trainings: Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect; Real World Safety: Protecting Youth Online & Off; Protecting Children from Child Sexual Abuse; Preventing, Recognizing, and Responding to Human Trafficking

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) is a non-profit whose mission is to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization. Check out their free resources for child serving professionals and parents that include videos, discussion guides, games, and presentations.

Indiana Department of Child Services online information course for reporting abuse and neglect

Resources for Parents and Caregivers

Body Safety

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Sensitive Topics

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Safe Adults

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Digital Safety

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Safety Contract

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Hiring Caregivers

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Human Trafficking

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Reporting Bullying

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Child Development

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Sleepover Checklist

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Reporting Child Abuse

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Victimization Prevention

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Resources for Parents and Caregivers

Body Safety

View

Sensitive Topics

View

Safe Adults

View

Digital Safety

View

Safety Contract

View

Hiring Caregivers

View

Human Trafficking

View

Reporting Bullying

View

Child Development

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Sleepover Checklist

View

Reporting Child Abuse

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Victimization Prevention

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Tips

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Parent Cafe

Stay Tuned Events Coming

Community Education Event Calendar

Tips
To help you be the best!

CAPS recognizes that parents receive benefits from good ideas and information.

Parent Cafe

Stay Tuned Events Coming

Community Education Event Calendar