I am honored to have been elected as CALM’s board president this year. CALM’s vital work preventing, treating, and assessing child abuse has changed the lives of thousands of children in Santa Barbara County.
I have been involved with CALM for over 25 years. At that time, CALM was just beginning work in prevention and early intervention. Our budget was less than $2 million annually, and we worked only in Santa Barbara proper.
Today, CALM looks very different, with three main offices across the county and satellite locations at several preschools and Family Resource Centers. We are serving more than 2000 children each year countywide. We focus heavily on both treatment and prevention, and we are committed to strengthening all our partners who work with at-risk children. Every child deserves to grow up feeling loved, cared for, and free from abuse or neglect. Unfortunately, we are not there yet. To meet the critical needs of our children, we must grow.
Our board recently adopted a new and ambitious strategic plan that will better meet the needs of children through the entire county and will position us in the forefront of our field. The plan calls for strong growth countywide as well as the establishment of the Child Trauma Training Center for Excellence to expand our training and measurement capability and highlight that expanded capacity. We will also be expanding our treatment model to include building capacity in community settings that serve children and families at high risk of abuse. I am excited to share the news of our upcoming campaign to fund these strategic priorities and to ensure every child has the opportunity to grow into healthy, safe, and productive adults.
This work cannot be accomplished without your support. As a 25-year CALM supporter, donor, board member, and now president, I know how meaningful your gift is to the children and families we serve. Together, we can ensure the safety of our community.
Financial Vice President
Chief Executive Officer
Larry K. Durham
Thomas Garcia, Esq
Sharon Hooper, Auxiliary Liaison
Kristine Jacquin, PhD
Anna Kokotovic, Honorary Trustee
Benjamin T. Ladinig
Edward J. McKinley
Janean Acevedo-Daniels, Esq
Steve Barrett, PhD
Susan Miles Gulbransen
Thomas C. Parker
Maryan S. Schall, PhD
Rich Schuette, CFP©
Harvey Wolf, Esq