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Preventive Care During a Pandemic: California Urges Parents to Keep Well-Child Appointments

As we move into month four of state-wide shelter-in-place orders, California’s 1.4 million children ages zero to three are coming due for check-ups, and parents are navigating how to get their children preventive care during a pandemic.

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Home Visitors Discuss Service Changes as Stay-at-Home Rules Ease Up

As states begin easing stay-at-home orders and lifting restrictions on businesses and public spaces, home visitors, who have shifted to virtual visits during the pandemic, are thinking through how this will impact the field and their ongoing connections with families. To address some common concerns, the Rapid Response-Virtual Home Visiting Collaborative brought together representatives from several models for a Q&A session.

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Virtual Home Visits Reassure Orange County Parents During COVID-19

Visits, now conducted by phone or video call, can be a comfort and an escape from the everyday stresses of living and parenting during COVID-19.

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Home Visiting Landscape in California

As home visiting continues to adapt to meet the moment, it’s important to understand the existing landscape of home visiting in California.

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With Recession Ahead, Early Intervention Remains Essential for CA Kids and Economy

With the COVID-19 recession predicted to exceed the downturn of the Great Recession, cuts to many key services are expected, and one devastating outcome may be the further erosion of an already fragile system that serves infants and toddlers with developmental delays.

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New Policy Brief Suggests Ways to Improve State EII System, Looks to Help Me Grow

The First 5 Center for Children’s Policy is releasing a new policy brief, "California’s Early Identification and Intervention System and the Role of Help Me Grow,” which describes county systems that improve identification and linkage.

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Basic Needs, Social Connection Rise to the Top for Home Visiting Families

In Sutter County, home visitors focus on basic needs first amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Successes and a Silver Lining to Virtual Home Visiting in LA

The nurses and caregivers of Welcome Baby are meeting the challenge of tele-visits in stride—and the program is seeing some unexpected silver linings to going virtual.

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Home Visitors Find Creative Ways to Support Families

Home visiting and parent education programs of the Child Care Resource Center have been able to continue supporting families and young children during the shelter-in-place orders.

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Home Visiting: A Quick Pivot to Support Families During COVID-19

California’s stay-at-home order is making vital family support services harder to provide to vulnerable families – but the nurses, social workers and other professionals who provide parenting support have found ways to pivot their work to meet this moment.  

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