In an effort to stem child abuse, Children’s Bureau offers virtual programs for families

The Children's Bureau is offering special virtual programming during Child Abuse Prevention Month.
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The Children’s Bureau, a nonprofit working to prevent child abuse, is offering special virtual programs for families in Orange County in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Previous events have included a virtual dinner party with chef Wolfgang Puck, Grammy winner Marc Cohn and Iron Chef Judge Billy Harris as a host to raise awareness of child abuse. Proceeds from the ticketed event went toward Children’s Bureau programs.

For the upcoming event on April 26 at 5 p.m., the Corbin and Oak View Family Resource Centers are hosting a family-bonding session with games, activities and information on family resources available at the centers. The event is free to O.C. residents.

The event planning committee wear blue in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month.
(Courtesy of Children’s Bureau)

“Primary Prevention is about supporting the well-being of community, families and children. It is about a parent’s understanding of their child’s development. It’s making sure children strengthen their social and emotional skills,” said Senior Director of Prevention Jose Ramos in a statement. “It’s about connecting families to community resources to live comfortably and connecting them to each other for support and encouragement and strengthening the overall community.”

The agency, with locations in Orange and Los Angeles counties, is working remotely to provide parents with support, tools and resources in virtual settings. Ongoing services include family resource centers, school readiness programs, parenting classes, support groups, mental health counseling, foster care, foster adoption and more. The efforts reach more than 14,000 children and parents annually throughout O.C., many of whom qualify as low-income.

For those seeking services, local centers can be found through

If you go

What: Family Bonding event
Where: Online
When: April 26, 5 to 7 p.m.
Cost: Free
Information: To register, call Corbin Resource Center at (714) 480-3737 or Oak View Resource Center at (714) 842-4002

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