Child abuse council turns 30
The Tulare County Child Abuse Prevention Council was incorporated as a private nonprofit on Dec. 28, 1982, as the Tulare County Child Protection Coordinating Council, and to mark this milestone the organization, now known as the Tulare County Child Abuse Prevention Council, is holding a 30th anniversary celebration — Past, Present and Future — from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday at the Holiday Inn.
The event is open to the public and reservations can be made by calling 735-0456. The cost is $30 per person.
The event features entertainment by the Sosa Sisters Band, consisting of five young girls who are all adopted. Charlotte Wittig, a local attorney, is the keynote speaker. Individuals who have been responsible for the work of the Child Abuse Prevention Council will be recognized and honored.
“In addition to honoring our past, the CAPC is launching a membership drive in Tulare County to engage local residents in this important issue. A year’s membership is $10 and those joining receive a car magnet and notices of events, trainings and up to date information,” reports Tina Shirley, current president.
More information about child abuse and neglect is available on the CAPC website at www.tularecountycapc.org. There is also a list of resources available and suggestions of how to help children in need.