The 26th Annual Report on the Conditions of Children in Orange County studies four interdependent focus areas: Good Health, Economic Well-Being, Educational Achievement and Safe Homes and Communities. Each focus area includes the most recent data for indicators to assess improving or worsening trends over 10 years.
The maltreatment of children has devastating, long-term, and generational consequences. It results in developmental and behavioral problems, social and cognitive disturbances, and psychological dysfunction. It makes it infinitely more difficult for children to realize their full potential and has a destructive effect on the community and society as a whole. This is why it is incredibly vital for us as individuals and as a community to encourage efforts and programs on child abuse prevention and treatment. Orange County, like many other places across the country, has been suffering from child abuse and its consequences for generations and it is up to us all to turn the tide. This website provides information and resources about child abuse and how all can do their part to prevent it.
Database of mental health resources such as crisis response, support groups and counseling.
OC Safe from the Start is a public health campaign to reduce the impact of violence on children, especially children ages 0-5. OC Safe from the Start created this workbook to give parents of infants and young children easy-to-understand information about how to support their child’s healthy brain development and social-emotional learning.
Written with the help of LGBTQ teens across California, this booklet includes descriptions of common mental health challenges, myths and facts, ways to handle stressful or difficult situations, real stories of others who have been through tough times, and where to get help or help someone you know. Available in both print and downloadable versions.