April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Everyone holds the power to be a hero, prevent child abuse and give children the healthy childhoods they deserve. Take a moment to learn what you can do to keep kids safe - and then share these tips with your friends and family.
This month you can get the best California styles and help children who have experienced abuse by purchasing clothing or accessories from Never Elsewhere. The clothing company has generously chosen to recognize National Child Abuse Prevention Month by donating 10% of its April sales to CALICO’s Children’s Advocacy Centers of California program.
Janice Le’s passion for justice and healing for abused children not only led her to take action and join the CALICO Board of Directors, it also inspired her to find her own voice.
Team CALICO runners run for many different reasons. For Christina Walburn running in the Oakland Running Festival is an extension of her years-long commitment to keeping children safe and healthy.
We want all our runners to feel prepared and avoid injury in their runs. Here are a few tips from marathon runner Larissa Martin Ralph and her body builder husband, Rob Ralph
This year is CALICO’s sixth year as a Run for a Cause group in the Oakland Running Festival. As we train for the big day, we are inviting you to come run with us! Join Team CALICO runners for a few runs around Lake Merritt in Oakland!
This holiday season one community member took his commitment to helping abused children from passive to active by joining CALICO’s board of directors.
CALICO hosted its 19th Annual Collaborative Training. CALICO was thrilled to bring in experts to talk about children who sexually offend against other children. Click below to learn about the training
A part of CALICO’s work is supporting legislation that helps to keep children safe and healthy. Most recently this involved Erin Harper, CALICO’s State Coordinator of the Children’s Advocacy Centers of California, testifying on behalf of SB 1148 which was passed this past August. We also support Erin’s Law which was passed in 2014. Erin’s Law requires that school teach children about body safety and how to tell if they are abused. Recently, Erin Merryn, the activist behind Erin’s Law, wrote an article for the National Children’s Alliance about the experiences that drove her to fight for this law to be created. Click below to read about Erin and her law.
CALICO is dedicated to ensuring we can provide prompt, quality services to all families who are referred to us, regardless of the circumstances, as was the case with 8-year-old Linda who recently came to CALICO in the middle of the night.
Buy tickets for the amazing raffle at CALICO's 12th Annual One Child at a Time Benefit on Saturday, September 24th in Oakland's Preservation Park.
More than Just Tex Mex: CALICO Attends Country’s Largest Child Abuse Prevention Conference in Dallas, TX
The annual Crimes Against Children conference is one of the largest child abuse prevention conferences in the country. This year, CALICO staff Erin Harper and Bertha Nevarez along with board member, Cathryn Weems, attended the conference to learn more about keeping kids safe.
CALICO is excited to unveil a brand new mural! Painted by high school senior, Caroline James, the mural is a beautiful addition to office.
In addition to the fabulous staff, CALICO achieves its mission of justice and healing for abused children with help from its board. Who are these board members? Why do they do what they do? Why did they choose this board specifically?
CALICO is thrilled to welcome it's new Executive Director, Hillery Gladden. Hillery joins us with over 18 years of experience working in the non-profit sector and a passion for helping those in need.
The funds raised by the incredible Team CALICO runners and volunteers provide CALICO with the support to provide help to hurt children, support to caregivers, trainings to professionals and community members and much more.
April is Child Abuse Prevention month! This year, in celebration of Child Abuse Prevention month, CALICO will be joining the national Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign. This campaign promotes the healthy and great childhoods every child deserves.
Looking for a fun way to keep up with your New Year's resolution? Join Team CALICO and run in the Oakland Running Festival!
After 7 years on CALICO’s Board of Directors, President Amy Blanchard will leave. While we are saddened to see Amy finish her term, we are delighted to welcome Girish Muckai as the new Board President.
This month, CALICO hosted its 18th Annual Collaborative Training. CALICO was thrilled to bring two of the top trainers in the country to Alameda County.
After 18 years aiding children in Alameda County, CALICO is expanding its scope to assist children across all of California. CALICO has added a new service, taking on the program of the Children’s Advocacy Centers of California (CACC).
CALICO is pleased to introduce this issue’s hero, Andrea Carlise, a long-time champion for children and a 2015 One Child at a Time awardee. CALICO first met Andrea in 2011 when its on-site District Attorney Liaison reached out to her to seek legal advice on CALICO’s behalf. Since then, Andrea has gone above and beyond to show her support to CALICO and her commitment to keeping children safe and healthy.
Buy tickets for the amazing raffle at CALICO's 11th Annual One Child at a Time Benefit on Saturday, September 19th in Oakland's Preservation Park.
Are you ready to join CALICO at our biggest event of the year? It’s time to buy your tickets for the One Child at a Time Benefit. On Saturday, September 19th, CALICO is pleased to return to Preservation Park for a fourth year, and has taken your feedback into consideration to make this year’s event even better than before.
When people learn about CALICO for the first time, they often respond with sadness for the children who come through our doors. However, those of us who work here know that CALICO is a place of hope. It is a place where caring people come together to stop abuse and help children. Bringing professionals together is an integral part of CALICO's work.
We are delighted to introduce this issue’s hero – Joni Leventis. Joni is the head of the Alameda County District Attorney’s Sexual Assault Unit and a wonderful partner to CALICO. Joni is caring and dedicated, and with over 20 years of experience, her knowledge is immense. We are honored to work with her.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month (CAPM), a month recognized as a time for communities to join together to promote healthy children and families and end child abuse. Since CALICO’s inception, it has used CAPM to highlight child abuse in Alameda County. However, the federal focus on child abuse prevention is relatively recent.
We are delighted to introduce this issue’s hero – Judy Silver – who has been a CALICO supporter since 2013 (thank you to Keith and Susan Ortiz for introducing Judy to us!). Judy offers a unique perspective on CALICO due to her 40 years of experience working in the field of education. As someone who believes society will be judged based on how we treat our most vulnerable members, Judy is a fierce supporter of children, especially children who have experienced abuse.
On April 12th, Michael Creasy will leave for an extraordinary adventure: an expedition to the North Pole. To make this trip even more remarkable, Michael will use this expedition to raise funds and awareness for CALICO. As Michael shared, “I had a very fortunate childhood, and I realize that many children do not have the same opportunities that I had. By supporting CALICO, I'm helping improve the lives of vulnerable children and to show them that the world can be a better place.”
We are delighted to introduce Kit Davison, who is preparing for her third year running with Team CALICO. Despite having crossed the finish line of several races, Kit was not always a runner. In fact, she hated running.
Join Team CALICO at the Oakland Running Festival and help children achieve justice and healing!
There are many myths about child sexual abuse. These myths hurt children by silencing victims and encouraging public denial about the truth of how children are abused and by whom. By learning the myths and facts, you can help prevent children from being hurt. The following are some of the most common myths about child abuse.
Children and adults alike have been delighted by superheroes for years, and CALICO is no exception. We are lucky to have many heroes -- individuals who go above and beyond to selflessly advance our mission and make sure that children receive the help they need. Each year at our One Child at a Time (OCAAT) Benefit, we honor three of those heroes. We are delighted to announce the 2014 Awardees.
We are pleased to share highlights of CALICO’s efforts to bring justice and healing to hundreds of young victims. This past calendar year was CALICO’s busiest to date. We helped over 750 abused toddlers, children, adolescents, and adults with developmental disabilities. Those victims were aided by a skilled multi-disciplinary team of professionals who prioritized each child’s safety, health and well-being. Download the full report to read more.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2014, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Have you been the victim of a crime? Do you know your rights?
CALICO's new trifold agency brochure provides information about our services, our partners and ways to get involved.
CALICO is regrettably saying goodbye to our Board President, Terrance Cheung, who ends his term on December 31st. Terrance has been an exceptional advocate for CALICO, and we are grateful for the many, many friends and resources he has brought our way.
The Mutual of America Community Partnership Award annually honors the outstanding contributions that 10 nonprofit organizations, in partnership with public, private and other social sector organizations, make to society.
Last November, Keith and Susan Ortiz, owners of Tri-Valley Bodyworks, called CALICO to schedule a tour. Little did we know then that they would become two of CALICO’s strongest advocates. Keith and Susan have shown themselves to be true leaders in our community—encouraging open, honest discussions about child abuse and the need for healing.
This fall, CALICO will launch a new community workshop to help parents of young children understand the facts of child sexual abuse and what we, as adults, can do to keep children safe. We share a few lessons here from the workshop that may not be widely known and understood.
Make October 10th the day you get a Crush on CALICO. The CALICO Crush is a free, after-work reception to learn more about CALICO and ways to get involved and make a difference in the lives of abused children.
CALICO is currently accepting applications for a full-time Communications and Development Coordinator.
Though most of CALICO’s work is local, growing awareness of our successful model has led to requests for guidance from across the state, the country, and even the world.
When Amy Blanchard joined the CALICO Board of Directors in March of 2009, she hit the ground running, and her passion for CALICO’s mission has only grown, as shown in everything she does.
Kaiser Permanente awarded CALICO $9,000 to pilot a parent education program adapted from an innovative curriculum created by Cory Jewell Jensen, co-director of the Center for Behavioral Intervention in Oregon.
Support from Hedge Funds Care, In-N-Out Burger Foundation, and the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation enables CALICO and other child serving organizations to provide necessary services to young victims.
CALICO sent a six-member team to the Northern California Multi-Disciplinary Team Academy, an intensive four-day training designed to strengthen team work and collaboration among agencies involved in child-abuse investigations.
This hero spotlight focuses on Hannah Dermody, a twelve-year-old girl who has given many hours to CALICO, including joining Team CALICO for the Oakland Running Festival, taking part in a marketing photo session, helping at events, and much more.
CALICO is delighted to honor Sergeant Kenneth Gemmell and Detectives Dan Baer, Jason Hawks, Sean McMillan and Lauren Tucker of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office in our first Hero Spotlight for their exemplary work investigating child abuse.
Thanks to a $20,000 grant from the State Council on Developmental Disabilities Area Board 5, CALICO will improve services to victims with developmental disabilities in Alameda County.