Mission & Vision
First 5 Siskiyou invests in the future of young children and their families in Siskiyou County with the goal of promoting the health and well-being of young children during their most critical years of development, from the prenatal stage through age five.
Our vision is to support parents of young children in nurturing healthy development, love of learning, and to be able to enter school as active learners.
is outlined in these areas:
First 5 Siskiyou Children and Families Commission funding is from revenue from the voter approved Proposition 10, passed in 1998, adding a tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products to improve services and resources for children in the most critical time in their lives – the first 5 years.
Improve Family Well-Being
Enhance Early Learning and Development
Improve Child Health
Strengthen Family, Community Support, and Partnership
Special Trainings and Events
Understanding and Nurturing Resilience in Development
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 ~ 5:15 – 8:00pm
Church of the Nazarene, 415 Evergreen Lane, Yreka
Dr. Masten will highlight findings from decades of development research on resilience that illuminate how children adapt successfully to adversities and challenges. She will identify key drivers of resilience in the lives of children implicated by research, including systems in the mind and body, as well as relationships, and protective processes linked to schools, communities, and cultures. She will discuss how the “ordinary magic” of resilience is nurtured and present a resilience framework for action, illustrated with practical examples. New horizons in resilience science will be discussed, including neurobiological and cultural processes, along with interventions that target multiple systems and generations.
Ann S. Masten, Ph.D. is a highly-esteemed, developmental psychologist and has been at the forefront of resilience theory and research for decades. She is a Regents Professor and Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Her work in resilience in human development, particularly in the context of poverty, homelessness, war, disaster, and migration is recognized internationally. Dr. Masten is a past President of the Society for Research in Child Development, recipient of numerous honors, and author of more than 200 publications, including the 2014 book, Ordinary Magic: Resilience in Development.
For more information about this training and trainer, download flyer.
TRAPS OF A TRAFFICKER
THIS TRAINING IS FOR TEENS AND THOSE WHO CARE FOR THEM.
Presented by Deena Graves
Friday, May 31, 2019 ~ 4:30 – 7:00pm
Siskiyou County Probation ~ 269 Sharps Road, Yreka
In this award-winning, nationally recognized, and interactive presentation, youth will learn about the tricks, traps, and lures of traffickers and leave feeling empowered to keep themselves and their friends safe.
Deena Graves founded Traffick911, a Dallas-based anti-trafficking nonprofit that has received national recognition for her copyrighted Traps of a Trafficker© youth prevention-and-identification program. Deena is an international award-winning communicator who uses that expertise to give a voice to children whose voice and hope have been stripped away by those preying upon them for their own pleasure and profit.
Classes and Special Activities
Parenting Classes, Workshops, & Special Activities— Coming Soon!
These series of classes are ongoing now!
These classes are ongoing with open enrollment!
For Your Information
These monthly newsletters are great research-based resources available to parents and educators!
The Imagination Library is now available in Siskiyou County!
Total Children Registered
- Registered Siskiyou Families 58% 58%
Total Books Received
You can also pick up registration forms from community libraries or the family resource centers.
Your generous gift is tax deductible. 100% of all donations goes toward the cost of the books.
Donate now to help ensure all of the 2500 young children in Siskiyou have access to books!