Alexandra Parma • May 27, 2020
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.
Cinthia Diaz • May 22, 2020
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.
Caitlyn Schaap • May 22, 2020
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.
Cinthia Diaz • May 14, 2020
As home visiting continues to adapt to meet the moment, it’s important to understand the existing landscape of home visiting in California.
Alexandra Parma • May 12, 2020
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.
Alexandra Parma • May 6, 2020
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.
Jess Berthold • Apr 30, 2020
In Sutter County, home visitors focus on basic needs first amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jess Berthold • Apr 29, 2020
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.
Eileen Pierce • Rosario Williams • Apr 28, 2020
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.
Cinthia Diaz • Apr 28, 2020
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.