Prevention Community Advisory Council

Community Advisory Council Vision

The development and work of Prevent Child Abuse Oregon (PCAO) will be driven and guided by community voice.  The wisdom of people with lived experience and those with professional experience relevant to preventing child abuse will provide the foundation for the PCAO organization and serve as the voice of PCAO in promoting primary prevention.  The Community Advisory Council will serve as an accessible avenue for people from diverse experiences and circumstances to share their gifts and make a meaningful contribution towards child abuse prevention work within the state.

Membership Diversity

PCAO seeks Community Advisory Council Members who have lived experience or work currently (or recently) in the prevention or intervention fields of child abuse and neglect. This includes but is not limited to:

  • People with Lived Experience
    • youth and adult survivors
    • parents with previous child welfare involvement
    • people with disabilities
    • current or former foster or adoptive parents
  • child welfare screeners or caseworkers
  • parent educators
  • home visitors
  • forensic medical providers
  • child trauma therapists

Summary of Community Advisory Council Member Responsibilities

  • CAC Members will receive a stipend to compensate for the time and out of pocket expenses incurred while serving as a Council member
  • Time Commitment- Attend quarterly meetings (half day) and an annual retreat/planning session (2 days).  Save the date: January 23-24, 2020 for the initial orientation and work session; and joint meeting with the Oregon Child Abuse Prevention Collaborative
  • Define the scope of values of the CAC
  • Co-develop PCAO’s long term strategic direction- with the Board and staff
  • Provide input into collaborative projects with other organizations and networks
  • Act as a key contact in their community to bring multiple perspectives to the council from family, friends, colleagues and other community members
  • Act as an ambassador for PCAO

Applications for our founding Council members are due December 30th by 5pm. Apply today: Fillable PDF or Printable PDF