We had to ask ourselves this very question last year as we undertook to create a five year Strategic Agenda. Our mission was, and will continue to be, to prevent child abuse and reduce its devastating impact, but it was finally time to determine a number we would hold ourselves accountable to in the coming years — will we leave behind 50 percent of San Francisco’s children, or 25, or 10.
San Francisco fashion icon Wilkes Bashford supported the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center from our very beginning — from lending advice to hosting a fashion show benefit and in-store shopping events, to providing gift certificates for auctions. He was a kind, humble, and generous man. Continue reading Remembering Wilkes
We’re proud to announce the 19th Annual Blue Ribbon Luncheon!
This year’s luncheon promises to be better than ever. Sesame Street’s own Sonia Manzano (or Maria as Big Bird knew her) will be the presenting the keynote speech. Ms. Manzano retired after 44 years on Sesame Street. She recently published a memoir about growing up in the South Bronx with an abusive, alcoholic father. We’re excited to have a speaker who’s passion for children matches our own.
Lois Pavlov is San Francisco’s child abuse prevention pioneer.
As a long-time community leader and children’s advocate, Lois worked tirelessly to create a better, stronger child abuse prevention program in our city.
Lois believed that by bringing the disparate prevention and family service organizations together, under one roof, the children of the San Francisco would be safer. To this end, Lois spearheaded a collaboration between Kathy Baxter of the Child Abuse Council and Patsy Jones of the TALK Line Family Support Center to join forces and resources. Lois went on to found the Child Abuse Prevention Society which raised funds to support this effort and purchase a building to house this work and this mission.
Check it out here. Our very own Katie Albright, Executive Director, participated in the Aspen Institute’s webinar discussing the intersection of toxic stress, health and the Adverse Childhood Experiences study (ACES). She was one of a handful of presenters on this important and engaging topic.
On Tuesday, April 7, 2015, Ascend at the Aspen Institute released Two Generations. One Future: An Anthology from the Ascend Fellowship. The Anthology builds on more than two years of collaboration and bold action by Aspen Institute Ascend Fellows, including San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center Executive Director, Katie Albright. Together, the Anthology essays paint a portfolio of insights and solutions that will inspire many to action and propel children, parents, and their families toward educational success and economic security.
I am thrilled to announce our merger with Kids’ Turn, which is now a program of the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center! Since 1988, Kids’ Turn has helped thousands of children throughout the Bay Area understand and cope with the loss, anger and fear that often accompany separation or divorce. Kids’ Turn trainings and curriculum have been used by thousands of parents who have learned about ways to support their children during this challenge in their lives. With Kids’ Turn as part of our programming, we are able to provide even stronger and more comprehensive support to families in crisis.