April 16, 2013
First 5 Butte County and Enloe Hospital are sponsoring a training for service providers on May 28, 2013. Dr. Caroline Little Cribari will be presenting on “Medical Management of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders”.
Enloe Conference Center ~ 6:00 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Dr. Cribari’s presentation is available on the link below:
Medical Management of Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders (PMAD)
Please check back later for a link to Dr. Cribari’s presentation on “Identifying Characteristics of PMAD”.
March 12, 2013
Childhood Trauma and the Brain: The Neurosequential Model of Caregiving
First 5 Butte County is co-sponsoring the Bruce Perry training that will take place on May 8, 2013 in Chico. This is a wonderful opportunity for those whose programs are funded by First 5 Butte County to have priority to hear Dr. Perry speak. Please go to the website www.youth4change.org/BrucePerry to register before April 1, 2013 and indicate that your “Primary Affiliated Organization” is First 5 Butte County. Thereafter, registration will be open to the public and seating may be limited.
January 27, 2012
This policy brief produced by the Children NOW Oral Health Access Council covers the intersections of childhood obesity and dental disease, and offers solutions that can promote the prevention of both. Click here for the full report.
December 21, 2011
It’s common knowledge that one of the best ways to communicate with your baby is through touch. But an ever-growing body of research suggests that baby massage does more than help infants feel relaxed, secure and safe.
Read the article in The Union
December 21, 2011
Perhaps you’ve seen these colorful ads on Butte County buses, at bus stops and in parent magazines. First 5 Butte County is proud to partner with text4baby – the first free texting service to provide health information to pregnant women and new moms from pregnancy through a baby’s first year.
“Every woman deserves access to information that will help her give her baby the best possible chance at a healthy start in life,” said Judy Meehan, CEO, National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB). “It’s partners like First 5 Butte County that are making it possible for text4baby to deliver health messages to those who need them most.”
Women who sign up for the service by texting BABY to 511411 (or BEBE for Spanish) receive three free SMS text messages each week timed to their due date or baby’s date of birth. These messages focus on a variety of topics critical to maternal and child health, including birth defects prevention, immunization, nutrition, seasonal flu, mental health, oral health, safe sleep, and more. Text4baby messages also connect women to prenatal and infant care services and other resources.
NY Times article - text4baby exceeds expectations!
December 21, 2011
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