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Family/Community Resource Centers and Community-Based Investments

Family/Community Resource Centers and Community-Based Investments

Seven co-funded Centers are designed based on the Strengthening Families ™ framework, a research-based approach to increase family strengths, enhance child development, and reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect. The core programs are based on engaging families, partner organizations, and communities in building five protective factors: Parental Resilience; Social Connections; Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development; Concrete Support in Times of Need; and Social and Emotional Development in Children. First 5 Siskiyou works with local schools, libraries, and community members to provide programs that enhance child development and parenting support and with funded Family Resource Centers.

Help Me Grow Siskiyou

Help Me Grow Siskiyou

Through partnership with Klamath Health Services, early screening efforts were expanded from oral health to include vision and hearing and we have further expanded services to include developmental and social/emotional screenings. With the support of the First 5 Association, we have become a Help Me Grow affiliate. Help Me Grow connects children and their families to developmental services to enhance the development, behavior, and learning of children birth through 5 years. Our plan is to provide training to organizations and medical staff on ASQ-SE and build universal early screening systems in Siskiyou County. The success of this effort is based on strong partnerships between multiple organizations including medical providers, early childhood and family support programs, county departments, and First 5 Siskiyou.

 

Quality Counts Siskiyou

Quality Counts Siskiyou

Quality Counts Siskiyou (QCS) is a locally-implemented quality rating and improvement system (QRIS). It supports early childhood centers, preschools, and family child care homes that voluntarily commit to continuous quality improvement based on state and nationally recognized quality standards. Ratings can provide an additional tool for families as they find the best setting for their child.

Family Literacy Promotion

Family Literacy Promotion

This is an innovative approach that forges partnerships between First 5 California and Siskiyou County to help children ages 0 to 5 and their families thrive by increasing the number of high-quality early learning settings, including supporting and engaging families in the early learning process. Supporting more settings to achieve high-quality standards helps ensure more of Siskiyou County’s children enter school with the skills, knowledge, and dispositions necessary to be successful. This provides families the information and support they need to promote and optimize their children’s development and learning, both inside and outside the home.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library  This new partnership between Dolly Parton’s Foundation and local partners Delta Kappa Gamma, Yreka Community Resource Center and First 5 Siskiyou will provide monthly books to children mailed straight to their home. 

Reach Out and Read (ROR)  A partnership with local medical clinics to prescribe books and encourage families to read together daily.  ROR is proven to be an effective mechanism to champion reading out loud and aid child development and is advocated by fifteen independent published research studies.

Read Across Siskiyou starts at Birth  This partnership with Delta Kappa Gamma and Fairchild Medical Center Auxiliary expands outreach at local hospitals to promote daily reading by providing books and resources to new parents to start/enhance the home library.

Kit for New Parents

Kit for New Parents

A free, comprehensive resource for new and expectant parents emphasizing the importance of a child’s early years. The Kits are available in multiple languages and are distributed countywide through Family and Community Resource Centers, clinics, home visitation programs and hospitals.

 

 

Smoking & Kids Don’t Mix

Smoking & Kids Don’t Mix

A partnership with Siskiyou Tobacco Education Council to increase knowledge and resources about the impact and effects of the use of tobacco products, including around children and while pregnant.

Parenting Education

Parenting Education

The Siskiyou Parenting Education Collaborative supports the delivery of high-quality parenting education programs. The Collaborative’s partners believe that parents are their children’s first and most important teachers, and that investment in strong parenting is a critical strategy for ensuring that all children are ready to learn.

Healthy Nutrition, Education & Fitness

Healthy Nutrition, Education & Fitness

In coordination with Siskiyou County Public Health, to increase parent knowledge about the importance of nutrition and physical activities for healthy child development. Families in need are assisted with access to resources such as CalFresh.

Welcome Home, BABY! … Universal Home Visitation

Welcome Home, BABY! … Universal Home Visitation

In coordination with Siskiyou County Public Health, to increase parent knowledge about the importance of nutrition and physical activities for healthy child development. Families in need are assisted with access to resources such as CalFresh.

Siskiyou Professional Development Partnership

Siskiyou Professional Development Partnership

With other organizations, we work together to coordinate and deliver free, high-quality trainings for service providers, parents, and caregivers.

Siskiyou Home Visitation Systems Coordination

Siskiyou Home Visitation Systems Coordination

First 5 Siskiyou, with funding and support from the Ford Family Foundation, partners with Shasta Head Start, Siskiyou Early Head Start, Siskiyou County Public Health, and Modoc Early Head Start to strengthen Home Visiting systems. These collaborative partners seek to coordinate efforts, reduce duplication, and enhance services for the best outcomes for children and families.

Our vision for this project is for Siskiyou county to have a coordinated Home Visiting (HV) system that strengthens and benefits all home visiting models as part of each region’s birth-to-five early childhood development system. The long-term goal for the project is to improve outcomes for children and families and expand the region’s capacity to serve more families.

Do you know about ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences Study)

Do you know about ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences Study)

To help babies, toddlers and preschoolers have a strong start in life, First 5 Siskiyou in partnership with the Siskiyou Parenting HUB Collaborative including Human Services and Siskiyou Domestic Violence and Crisis Center, elevate community awareness about ACEs and 5 protective factors to nurture resilience. Public Education Campaigns include Movies with a Purpose.

Strengthening Families as a Framework for Collaboration

Strengthening Families as a Framework for Collaboration

Strengthening Families 5 Protective Factors Framework from Center for Social Policy is the foundation for First 5 Siskiyou collaboration with multiple service systems. First 5 works with over 25 agencies, organization, health service organizations, schools, community partners and leaders representing a unique part of systems of support families need.