Child Abuse Prevention Council of San Joaquin County (CAPC)

(209) 464-4524 (Information/24-hour Child Abuse Hotline)
(209) 464-2272

San Joaquin County residents.

Vary by program.

Essential services offered during COVID-19.

Child Abuse Prevention Council protects children and strengthens families through awareness and outcome driven programs delivered with compassion.

Advice Line offers parenting advice, answers to questions on child abuse and/or prevention, and provides referrals to community resources 24-hours per day, 7 days per week, and 365 days per year. Please call (209) 464-4524.

Child care and Education

Crisis/Respite Childcare - Short Term Child care:

Center-based, crisis/respite childcare for families at risk of child abuse or neglect. On-call childcare for families in need of childcare assistance to facilitate participation and access to other resources (counseling, court appearances, classes, etc). Available at Central Stockton and French Camp campus.

Head Start/Early Head Start:

Part day and full day preschool services at various locations in San Joaquin County. Center-based and home-based care available.

Preschool/Child Care:

Subsidized child care for children ages 0 - 5 are offered in Central Stockton, Manteca, and Tracy.

School Readiness Programs:

Limited to families in the Stockton Unified School District. This multi-faceted program offers a broad range of services to families with preschoolers. Priority is given to families within Fremont, El Dorado, and Pittman school areas, or homeless status. This program is fully funded by First 5 San Joaquin. No cost services include:

      • Preschool for 3 and 4 years old
      • Raising a Reader Program
      • Home visits for participating families

Family Strengthening Services - Safety Net Services:

Family Strengthening Services is a multi-faceted program targeting families at-risk of abuse and domestic violence. This program offers solutions to real-life challenges. Services include:

      • One-on-One coaching for parents of children with challenging behaviors
      • Family case management
      • Referrals to resources
      • Services take place in-home and at CAPC

Parent Café:

Free bilingual parent support groups which serve as a guide for parents to have their own conversations about keeping their families strong based on the Strengthening Families Framework, The Six Protective Factors. Please call Angela for locations and times at (209) 644-5331.

Home Visitation:

Through First 5 funding, the CAPC offers Parents as Teachers curriculum as well as Raising a Reader and health education to families with children ages 0 - 5 in the 95206 and 95376 zip codes.

Advocacy for Foster Youth:

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA):

The CASA Program endeavors to ensure that abused, neglected and abandoned children who have become dependents of the San Joaquin County Court will have a safe and permanent home. Through a network of trained advocates, CASA of San Joaquin County works closely with the court and HSA. Limited to Dependency appointments. This is a volunteer program consisting of thirty hours of training and an eighteen-month commitment.

Clinical Services

Child and Family Counseling:

Therapeutic services for children, teens and families from 0-18 years old who have full scope Medi-Cal. Services include:

      • Group Therapy
      • Individual Therapy
      • Family Therapy
      • Parent/Child Interact Therapy (PCIT) UC Davis Certified

Mentoring for Transitional Age Youth (TAY):

Free mentoring and supportive services provided to youth ages 16 to 25 utilizing the Transition to Independence (TIP) Model. Services include case management and goal setting related to - Education, Parenting Skills, Social Supports, Physical Health, Community Engagement, Employment, Financial Planning, Emotional Well-being and Housing.

SAFE (Lodi Unified) Student and Family Empowerment:

Identifying barriers and factors putting Lodi Unified students at-risk of poor academic performance and/or suspensions and expulsions. The SAFE model provides clinical services on the school campus and home-based case management services to address the core issues of students and families that support students in improving their academic performance and reducing behavioral interruptions at school.

Project Prevent (Stockton Unified):

Project Prevent utilizes the Student and Family Empowerment model to provide services to children and youth in K-12th grades in Stockton Unified School District. The goal of the program is to mitigate the behavioral and mental health symptoms associated with trauma exposure for students so their academic performance can improve.

Suicide Prevention:

The Suicide Prevention Program works with youth in Lodi Unified, Stockton Unified and Tracy Unified School districts to bring awareness of Suicide Prevention and Education utilizing the Yellow Ribbon campaign. Services will include training for staff and students to assist youth in crisis. Clinicians are on each school campus and are trained to offer: depression screenings, support groups and referrals for medication and psychological consultations.

Behavioral Modification Services:

Mental Health Specialists provide services to at-risk children ages 0-5 years old and their families, resulting in improved behaviors, parenting techniques and decreased need for intervention. Services provided to all students enrolled in a CAPC classroom.

Community Awareness

The Lisa Project:

A multi-sensory exhibit that immerses the visitor into an abused child’s life. This award-winning innovative approach to awareness-raising has grown to be a state-wide program that has been around the state of California. For more information, please contact Gene Hardin (209) 644-5308 or

Lisa in 10:

Lisa in 10 targets high school students with a ten-minute version of the Lisa Project. Hosted by high schools, this project is designed to create a safe place for victims of abuse to talk about their challenges at home and get connected to local resources. For more information, please contact Gene Hardin (209) 644-5308 or

Awareness Campaigns

Shauna Buzunis-Jacob (209) 644-5318 or

Messages of child abuse prevention and positive parenting are shared through mass media and directly to elementary school children and their parents.

  • Positive Parenting messages
  • Pinwheels for Prevention
  • Connection to Covered California

Donations/ Volunteers

Shauna Buzunis-Jacob (209) 644-5318 or

Donations of funds and in-kind goods and assistance provided to families participating in CAPC programs and in support of CAPC services. This volunteer-driven effort works with the CAPC to achieve their mission through fund-raisers, volunteer efforts, advocacy and acting as CAPC champions to the community.

Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Child care offered Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and after-hours as needed.
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540 North California Street
Stockton, CA  95202
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