Resources for Family
The free Kit for New Parents includes the Advice for New Parents DVD, Puppy and Friends touch-and-feel book, Resource Guide, and much more. Kits are available in English, Spanish, Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin, and Vietnamese.
The Care, Cope, Connect
resource helps parents cope
with stress and provide safety and security for their children. In California, nearly half of all children under the age of 17 have immigrant parents and 46 percent of households with children report experiencing a significant traumatic experience. First 5s are committed to helping parents weather these stressful situations and mitigate impacts on young children’s development, health, and learning.
The Immigration resource Directory can lead you to information and services that can help with a variety of immigration issues. You can read about the current laws, find a lawyer, find other services, and help you and your family. California state courts serve all people. It does not matter what language you speak or where you were born.
Covered California is the health insurance marketplace in the U.S. state of California
established under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The exchange enables eligible individuals and small businesses to purchase private health insurance coverage at federally subsidized rates.
The Presumptive Eligibility for Pregnant Women (PE4PW) program allows Qualified Providers to grant immediate, temporary Medi-Cal coverage for ambulatory prenatal care and prescription drugs for conditions related to pregnancy to low-income, pregnant patients, pending their formal Medi-Cal application. PE4PW is designed for California residents who believe they are pregnant and who do not have Medi-Cal coverage for prenatal care.
Using current best practices as a starting point, the Center works with a network of fellow change agents to design, implement, and evaluate innovative, science-based practice models that achieve transformational change for vulnerable children and families.
Up to 1 in 5 women face pregnancy-related or postpartum depression, anxiety or other maternal mental health disorders — and it can affect the entire family. An emotionally healthy mom is better able to establish a strong relationship with her baby, which fosters healthy infant development and family bonds. Here you can find some tools to help with maternal mental health.
Maternal Health focuses on the reproductive health of girls and women of reproductive age, namely ages 15-44. This umbrella concept includes all phases of reproductive life including before, during and after pregnancy so that healthy women enjoy healthy pregnancies and deliver healthy babies for whom they feel prepared and competent to mother. Here you can find some resources to help with a variety of reproductive issues.
Child birth can be scary and there are a lot of questions to ask. Here are some tools and resources to help childbirth, and what happens afterwards, become less scary. Here you can find a list of what to pack, how to schedule a delivery, learn testimonies from a variety of mothers about different birthing experiences.
The Child Trauma Academy is a community working to improve the lives of high-risk children through direct service, research and education. We recognize the crucial importance of childhood experience in shaping the health of the individual, and ultimately, society. By creating biologically-informed child and family respectful practice, programs and policy, the Child Trauma Academy seeks to help maltreated and traumatized
In Orff Schulwerk classrooms, children begin with what they do instinctively: play! Imitation, experimentation, and personal expression occur naturally as students become confident, life-long musicians and creative problem solvers. The Orff approach to teaching is a model for optimal learning in 21st Century classrooms.