Join us in celebrating 15 years! In 1998, California voters passed Proposition 10, the ballot initiative that created First 5 commissions in every county in the state to support the healthy development of children from birth through 5 years of age. Watch a video that tells our story.
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.
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.
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