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Child Abuse Prevention and Intervention Training (CAPIT)

Child Abuse Prevention and Intervention Training (CAPIT) offers services to Service Planning Area (SPA) 6. These are communities of South Los Angeles. The program has partnered with Los Angeles County to assist the children and families of this highly impacted area the opportunity to break the cycle of violence in their homes and community. The program offers a comprehensive service utilizing public and private funds. Services are offered to children and families is the designated areas including populations of 1) infants and preschool age children at risk for abuse and neglect 2) children exposed to substance abuse problems; 3) children exposed to family violence; 4) pregnant and parenting adolescents and their children; and, 5) children with chronically mentally ill parents.

Approximately 90% of the referrals come from the Department of Children and Family Services with the remaining received from schools and other community agencies.