Ring in the New Year!

First 5 Butte County celebrates the New Year with a new look and new technologies. We are pleased to present the first edition of our electronic newsletter and announce the launch of our new website www.first5butte.org!

Please help us get some fans and “like” our new facebook page!

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Asking For Help is a Sign of Strength

Parents Anonymous® Inc. is a family strengthening program that effectively prevents child abuse and neglect using the Strengthening Families approach. Parents Anonymous recognizes that being a parent is a critically important job, 24 hours a day, and it is not always easy.  They believe that asking for help is a sign of strength, and that everyone needs a supportive, listening person to reach out to in times of need. To provide exactly this kind of support to parents and caregivers, Parents Anonymous launched the National Parent Helpline® where callers get emotional support from a trained Advocate and become empowered and a stronger parent. The Helpline can be reached at 1-855- 4A PARENT (1-855-427-2736), Monday through Friday 10:00 AM PST to 7:00 PM PST .

To view a Public Service Announcement (PSA) released for National Child Abuse Prevention Month, click on the following link: National Parent Helpline

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Commissioners Buzz at the Trivia Bee

Three cheers for Commissioners John Burghardt, Cathi Grams and Maureen Kirk who gallantly represented First 5 Butte County as a team at the Trivia Bee!! This annual fundraiser is for Butte County Literacy Services, who invited Commissioners to play as their guest. The gesture was an expression of appreciation for the years of support the Commission provided ELF (Early Literacy for Families) and the Literacy Coach.

Fellow Commissioners would have been proud to see Team Hawaii First 5-0 take the stage decked out in Hawaiian shirts, ready to compete!! And compete they did – making it to the Semi-final Round! The evening was fun and included delicious food, great raffle prizes and a silent auction! There’s already buzz about First 5 Butte County having a team next year…

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