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CAPA is Best of Beaufort

CAPA is Best of Beaufort

CAPA is honored and humbled to be named to Best Non Profit in the 2017 Eat Sleep Play Best of Beaufort Awards. Thank you to everyone who voted!  Click here to see the complete list of winners.

CAPA Achieves National Accreditation

CAPA Achieves National Accreditation

Child Abuse Prevention Association Achieves National Accreditation

Beaufort, SC  February 1, 2017:

The Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA) has once again achieved national accreditation through the New York-based Council on Accreditation (COA). CAPA provides the following services: community-based outreach, parent education and support, adolescent pregnancy prevention, and the Open Arms Home for Abused and Neglected Children. Organizations pursue accreditation to demonstrate the implementation of best practice standards in the field of human services. COA evaluated all aspects of CAPA’s programs, services, management, and administration.

COA accreditation is an objective, independent, and reliable validation of an agency’s performance. The COA accreditation process involves a detailed review and analysis of an organization’s administration, management, and service delivery functions against international standards of best practice. The standards driving accreditation ensure that services are well-coordinated, culturally competent, evidence-based, outcomes-oriented, and provided by a skilled and supported workforce. COA accreditation demonstrates accountability in the management of resources, sets standardized best practice thresholds for service and administration, and increases organizational capacity and accountability by creating a framework for ongoing quality improvement.

To achieve COA accreditation, CAPA first provided written evidence of compliance with the COA standards.  Thereafter, a group of specially trained volunteer Peer Reviewers confirmed adherence to these standards during a series of on-site interviews with trustees, staff and clients.

Based on their findings, COA’s volunteer-based Accreditation Commission voted that the Child Abuse Prevention Association had successfully met the criteria for accreditation.

An endorsement of COA and the value of its accreditation process is reflected in it being named by the US State Department as the sole national independent accrediting body under the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption to accredit intercountry adoption service providers. In addition, COA is the only national accreditor designated by the U.S. Department of Defense to develop accreditation standards and processes for human service programs provided to military personnel and their families.

Founded in 1977, COA is an independent, not-for-profit accreditor of the full continuum of community-based behavioral health care and social service organizations in the United States and Canada. Over 2,000 organizations — voluntary, public, and proprietary; local and statewide; large and small — have either successfully achieved COA accreditation or are currently engaged in the process. Presently, COA has a total of 47 service standards that are applicable to over 125 different types of programs. To learn more about COA, please visit www.COAnet.org.

The Child Abuse Prevention Association has been providing services to children and families of the Lowcountry since 1981.

Angel Wish Tree 2016

Angel Wish Tree 2016

Thank you to our tree hosts, box donors, toy collectors, volunteers, and everyone who took the time to fulfill a wish!

AHTNA Technical Service ♥ Beaufort Orthopaedic Sports & Spine Center ♥ Beaufort Memorial Hospital 5th Floor ♥ Belfair Women’s Group ♥ CAPA’s Closet ♥ Carolina Moving & Storage ♥ Carter’s ♥ Center for the Arts ♥ Church of Christ at King Street ♥ Coastal Carolina Hospital ♥ Coastal Orthodontics ♥ Common Ground ♥ Conviction Training Facility ♥ Courtney Bend Apartments ♥ Fat Patties Beaufort ♥ Fat Patties Bluffton ♥ Hampton Hall Book Club ♥ Lady’s Island Dental ♥ Live in Fitness ♥ Lowcountry Day Schools ♥ Lulu Burgess ♥ Main Street Café ♥ Parish Church of St. Helena ♥ Riverview Charter School ♥ Sea Pines Montessori ♥ Storybook Shoppe ♥ The Hair Designers at Wexford ♥ The Preserve at Port Royal ♥ Truffles at Belfair ♥ USCB Gateway Campus ♥
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New CAPA Event

New CAPA Event

CAPA kicks off their first Dancing with Our Stars fundraising event

 

Beaufort, SC, January 5th, 2017 – The Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA), along with the Exchange Club of Beaufort and USC-B Center for the Arts, announces Beaufort’s first Dancing with Our Stars fundraising event.

 

The Kick Off dinner was held December 1st to introduce the teams to each other. Heroes of the community, our “stars”, are paired with a dance instructor who will choreograph their performance on March 25th, 2017. The event will be at 7:30 at USC-B Center for the Arts. Tickets go on sale through USC-B Center For the Arts on January 15th, 2017.

 

Teams will compete for two different awards: The Judges Choice Award, which is awarded to the team with the best performance and the People’s Choice award which is awarded to the team who raises the most money.

 

The teams for 2017 Dancing with Our Stars are:

 

Dance Instructor Star
Team 1 Nicole McGough Claude Tolbert
Team 2 Kathy Ingram Reece Bertholf
Team 3 John Fletcher Ginger Marshall
Team 4 Gina Taramasso Mike McFee
Team 5 Chris Crabb Lisa Marie Clancy
Team 6 Eric Freeman Twiggy Willard
Team 7 Melissa Derrick Carl Derrick
Team 8 Danielle White Chad Barr
Team 9 Topher Maraffi Tracey Denise Robinson
Team 10 Erin Hancock Thomas Melvin
Team 11 Heather Paulick Joseph Simpson

 

Proceeds from the event will be used to benefit the Open Arms Children’s Home, the only local shelter for abused and neglected children, and other CAPA programming.

New Director of Development

New Director of Development

Jessica Chapman has joined the Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA) as Director of Development. She will cultivate donors and volunteers.  Jessica received her Bachelors of Science in Sport and Entertainment Management with a minor in Business from the University of South Carolina. The values of community service and giving back were instilled in Jessie from a very young age. It comes as no surprise that her entire career has been spent in the nonprofit sector. After serving as the YMCA of Beaufort’s Health and Wellness Director, Jessie accepted a position as Outreach Coordinator at CAPA. After six years with the agency, she left fulltime employment to concentrate on her family and young children while teaching part-time. Now that her children are older, she has rejoined the CAPA family in a management role. Jessie has a deep understanding of the ramifications of abuse and neglect and is dedicated to its prevention believing whole heartedly in a world free of child maltreatment. She was raised in a military family but considers Beaufort her forever home. Jessie is married to Brian Chapman and they have two amazing children. In her free time, she enjoys physical fitness, the outdoors, and spending time with her family and is still deeply devoted to her Carolina Gamecocks.

New Executive Director

New Executive Director

Beaufortonian Christina Wilson has been named executive director for the Child Abuse Prevention Association according to CAPA board chairman Dawn Freeman.  The 34 year old organization is a local United Way agency whose mission is to break the destructive cycle of child abuse and neglect. Wilson will officially join the staff on October 6, 2014.

“Our search committee has considered over 50 well-qualified applicants and believes we have found the right person in Christina Wilson,” said Stacey Canaday, committee chair.  “Christina brings compelling knowledge about the child welfare system as well as the personal experience of having worked within the legal system to advocate for one child at a time.”

Wilson, a graduate of Clemson University with a bachelor’s degree in finance, is a current master’s degree candidate at South University in public policy.  She has worked in real estate law for the past 14 years.  She and her husband are foster and adoptive parents.

“The only way to insulate a child from the disastrous effects of abuse and neglect is to prevent it from happening in the first place,” said Wilson.  “I am humbled and honored to be able to serve CAPA, its partners and its volunteers in continuing the association’s mission of breaking the cycle of abuse in our community.”

Wilson will follow Susan Cato’s 29 year legacy of leadership and compassion.  Cato will stay on board through the transition.  “Christina knows who we are and why we do what we do,” said Cato.    “Her boundless energy, knowledge, team spirit and passion for advocacy are valuable assets to take CAPA services to the next level.”

2014 Christmas Wish Trees

2014 Christmas Wish Trees

Would you like to host a tree this year?

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Each year, CAPA’s Angel Tree program provides gifts for hundreds of local children.  The participating children are either residents of CAPA’s Open Arms Shelter, Beaufort County foster children, have an open treatment case with DSS, are in the Youth Advocacy Program, are part of ACCESS Network, or their caregivers are participating in CAPA’s parenting programs.

Each child may ask for three items ($25 limit per item) or one big item (ex: bicycle). To help, pick up a tag, fulfill the wish and return the unwrapped item to the tree location.

Any questions?  Please call Charmian Hedrick at 843.524.4350.

 

Christmas 2013

Christmas 2013

Thank you Beaufort County!

This year we were able to provide gifts to 337 local children!

Please contact the CAPA office, 843.524.4350, if you’d like to host an Angel Tree in 2014.

 

Each year, CAPA’s Angel Tree program provides gifts for hundreds of local children.  The participating children are either residents of CAPA’s Open Arms Shelter, Beaufort County foster children, have an open treatment case with DSS, are in the Youth Advocacy Program, are part of ACCESS Network, or their caregivers are participating in CAPA’s parenting programs.

Each child may ask for three items ($25 limit per item) or one big item (ex: bicycle). To help, pick up a tag, fulfill the wish and return the unwrapped item to the tree location.

We would like to thank all of the businesses and organizations that made the 2013 Angel Tree program a huge success!

AHTNA Technical Service, Beaufort & Port Royal Weddings & Events, Belfair Women’s Group, Belk Beaufort, Berkeley Hall Club, Bluffton Gardeners, CAPA’s Closet, Carolina Moving & Storage, Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners, Ferguson Bath Kitchen and Lighting Gallery, First (Scots) Independent Presbyterian Church, Gilligan’s Seafood Restaurant, Hampton Hall Book Club, Lady’s Island Garden Club, Lowcountry Bicycles, Lowcountry Day Preschool & Camp, Lulu Burgess, Main Street Café, Oldfield Club, Port Royal Fire Department, Red Cedar Elementary teachers, Riverview Baptist Church, Rotary Club of the Lowcountry, Sea Pines Montessori, Sea Pines Resort, Simply Southern, St. Peter’s Catholic School 5th Graders, Technical College of the Lowcountry, The Hair Designers, The Owners Club of Hilton Head, The Preserve at Port Royal, Truffles at Belfair, USCB, and Walmart Beaufort.

South Carolina Heart Gallery

South Carolina Heart Gallery

Founded in New Mexico in 2001, the Heart Gallery is a national project that uses the power of photography to find homes for children lingering in foster care. More than 100 groups in 48 states provide public awareness of the need for adoptive families and more importantly help find permanent families for individual children. Families are moved by the beauty and uniqueness of each child as revealed in the portraits. As a direct result, many children have been adopted. Heart Gallery photographers present the children in a way that a description alone never could!

Formed in 2005, the South Carolina Heart Gallery is a collaborative program administered and supported by the Children’s Foster Care Review Board – Office of the Governor and the South Carolina Department of Social Services. This unique partnership enhances adoption recruitment opportunities for waiting children. Local photographers donate their services to provide portraits of the children, which are displayed in public venues around the state.

Click here to view the South Carolina Heart Gallery

In the Spirit of Giving

In the Spirit of Giving

christmas 1 christmas 2Thank you Beaufort County!

This year we were able to provide gifts to 302 local children!

Please contact the CAPA office, 843.524.4350, if you’d like to host a Wish Tree in 2013.

 

Each year, CAPA’s Christmas Wish Tree program provides gifts for hundreds of local children.  The participating children are either residents of CAPA’s Open Arms Shelter, Beaufort County foster children, have an open treatment case with DSS, are in the Youth Advocacy Program, are part of ACCESS Network, or their caregivers are participating in CAPA’s parenting programs.

Each child may ask for three items ($25 limit per item) or one big item (ex: bicycle). To help, pick up a tag, fulfill the wish and return the unwrapped item to the tree location. Participating tree locations include:

North of the Broad:
Lulu Burgess, Wal-Mart, Simply Southern, Gilligan’s, The Preserve at Port Royal, and Belk.

South of the Broad:
Truffles, Hilton Head Humane Society, and Main Street Café & Pub.

Thank you to Belfair, Berkeley Hall, USCB, Sea Pines, the Owner’s Club of Hilton Head, Parris Island and MCAS Air Station for taking additional tags for their residents, members, students and staff.

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