Welcome to the Network for Children
Created in 1992, the Kern County Network for Children (KCNC) harnesses the power of community action in identifying and addressing the most critical children’s issues in Kern County, including the prevention of child abuse and neglect.
KCNC programs and initiatives serve many functions to improve child safety outcomes for Kern County children and families and are carried out through the active involvement of government leaders, local community collaborative, nonprofit agencies, organizations, businesses and private individuals.
We believe in:
- Personal responsibility and family self-sufficiency as the cornerstones of resilient, stable communities;
- Grassroots solutions to local problems;
- Empowering local residents to address common concerns;
- Locally-based, accessible services;
- Program accountability and delivery of cost-effective services
- September 10, 2013 Kern Cares Training on Teen Depression & Suicide Prevention: Teen Depression & Suicide PPT & School Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training PPT
- August 27 KCNC Training: Affordable Care Act Overview PPT (GBLA)
- The 2013 Report Card
- California Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training
- Family Resource Center Service Matrix 2012
- Kern Cares 2013/2014 Prevention Calendar
- Kern County Service Provider Resource Guide
- The KCNC Newsletter has gone electronic! Sign up today to receive it via your computer!
- Tweets by @kerncares
The mission of Kern County Network for Children is to protect and enrich the lives of children in Kern County through the commitment of all community partners by helping to build and sustain healthy families.
Child Personal Safety:
Make Time to Talk about Child Personal Safety
Many parents worry about the safety of their children where constant adult supervision is lacking. Some of the biggest concerns for parents have are abduction and cyber-safety. In fact, nearly 75% of surveyed parents say they fear their child may be abducted and 67% fear for their child’s safety while online.
During March, Kern Cares will be providing personal safety skills education and resources and encouraging an ongoing dialogue between children, families, and communities about child safety issues. Nothing is more important than the safety and protection of all children. Awareness, education and prevention are key to protecting the personal safety of children and require the involvement and commitment of the entire community.
It’s our responsibility!
Learn how you can raise awareness of the law to protect more babies from being abandoned at KernCares.Org