July 29, 2014
First 5 Butte County grantee partners were recognized and thanked by staff for their wonderful work on behalf of our youngest community members. Over sixty grantees, representing 16 projects currently funded by First 5 Butte County, came together to enjoy a yummy lunch, receive certificates of appreciation, network, and hear updates from First 5 staff about new policies and opportunities.
As a final thank you, grantees were invited to “shop” at the Thank You Table and pick up a variety of goodies for their programs. First 5 staff looks forward to hosting more events that bring our grantees together to share great ideas and explore ways to better serve our community.
July 7, 2014
The Commission is currently seeking applicants for membership appointment by the Butte County Board of Supervisors.
First 5 Butte County Ad for Commissioner Vacancy
First 5 Butte County Commissioner Application
April 4, 2014
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.
First 5 – Celebrating 15 Years For Kids!
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
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