Safe from the Start (SFTS) is a public health campaign that provides strategies to assist communities in reducing the impact of violence on children and adolescents by educating parents, educators, nurses, social workers, counselors, and community members. The strategies support a decrease in the number of youth who are exposed to violence and who may suffer from behavioral or cognitive difficulties and symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Content is research-based. Most importantly, a message of hope is delivered through understanding brain development and learning how the brain can be rewired and healed.
The Violence Prevention Coalition of Orange County (VPCOC) congratulates community leaders for their outstanding contributions and commitment to the prevention of violence.
The mission and goals of the VPCOC are to promote the health and wellness of our community by reducing violence, changing community norms by establishing non-violence as a desired behavior, and fostering communication and collaboration among community members, stakeholders, and agencies currently addressing violence in Orange County.
It is with great sadness that the VPCOC announces the passing of an Ambassador Of Peace Recipient. On December 30, 2015, Tina Correa (Fernandez) passed away at her home from cancer.
In 1998, Tina received the Ambassador of Peace Award for her amazing work with OC Human Relations.
Please click on link below to see the beautiful article that OC Human Relations wrote about Tina.