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Parenting Support and Child Safety

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Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
PCIT works with parents and children together to improve the quality of the parent‐child relationship and to teach parents the skills necessary to...

Speaking Up for Children on Capitol Hill
First 5 LA is off to a strong start in its efforts to advocate for young children in our nation's capital.Buoyed by the public policy advocacy...

National Immunization Awareness Month
As summer winds down, many families try to fit in that last minute vacation or get ready for back to school. Vaccinations are usually the last thing...

Allergies and the Classroom: A Back-to-School Primer
Parents of kids with allergies or asthma need to be prepared for sending their children back to school. The classroom can be full of triggers for kids...

Even as Statewide Numbers Drop, Substantiated L.A. County Child Abuse/Neglect Rates Rise
While substantiated cases of child abuse and neglect in California dropped 28 percent between 1999 and 2013, the number of such cases among children...

Policy Pick: Social Impact Partnerships Could Leverage Private Money for Public Projects
Among the First 5 LA-supported bills under consideration in the California state legislature this week is one that would create a pathway for funding...

Cost of Raising a Child Nearly a Quarter of a Million Dollars
From food and shelter to child care, transportation to health care, there's no doubt that the necessities of life can come at a high price. In...

A Taste of Success
As part of the 15th anniversary of the passage of Proposition 10, which provided funding to create First 5s throughout California, the Monday Morning...

Car Child Seat Recall Prompts Concern for Caregivers to Take Action
Responding to a flood of consumer complaints that certain Graco buckles were sticking, with the unlatchable buckle forcing at least 53 consumers to...

Summer Heat, Cars and Distraction – A Serious Threat to Children
No one thinks they could ever be responsible for leaving their child in a car to die in the heat of summer. But sometimes - too often - the...

Access to Substance Abuse Services for High Risk Parents and Caregivers Project
Access to Substance Abuse Services (SA Access) is designed to prevent child abuse by addressing gaps in the current child welfare system. The three...

Homeless Permanent Supportive Housing
As affordable housing is scarce in Los Angeles County, some families have found themselves unable to provide a basic need for their children: a stable...

Peer Support Groups for Parents
Peer Support Groups for Parents is a $2.5 million countywide program that will develop peer support group leaders and establish 100 Peer Support...

Partnerships for Families
Partnerships for Families (PFF) is a program designed to prevent child abuse by addressing gaps in the current child welfare system. Voluntary...

Little by Little - One Step Ahead
The One Step Ahead Initiative is a 5-year, $30 million investment. This project provides funding over 5 years to improve health, developmental and...

To Serve and Protect
As part of the 15th anniversary of the passage of Proposition 10, which provided funding to create First 5s throughout California, the Monday Morning...

A Game Changer for Nursing Moms
Brilliant. A blessing. A life saver.Those were just a few of the words used to describe First 5 LA's nursing/diaper changing station at the Los...

New Bill Would Repeal Maximum Family Grant Rule for California
One of the best ways to ensure that a newborn infant has a healthy start in life is by providing support for the family during the child's first...

Keeping Children Out of the ER
On a warm July day, 2-year-old Reagan and her mother Jennifer attended a pool party. A relative agreed to watch Reagan while Jennifer took her 5-year...

A Baby-Friendly First
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, or PVHMC, has become the initial First 5 LA-supported hospital in Los Angeles County to be designated as a &...
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