First 5

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  • When: August 27, 2018 at 3:30 PM

    First 5 Commissioners collaborate to fill gaps and better serve the needs of children 0-5 and their families. 

  • When: September 24, 2018 at 3:30 PM

    First 5 Commissioners collaborate to fill gaps and better serve the needs of children 0-5 and their families. 

  • When: October 22, 2018 at 3:30 PM

    First 5 Commissioners collaborate to fill gaps and better serve the needs of children 0-5 and their families. 

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    Published on June 19, 2018
    First 5 Sonoma County stands with the First 5 Association, our statewide policy and advocacy organization, regarding the forced separation of families at the Mexico border. The Association has released the following statement: "As an organization that advocates for California’s youngest children, the First 5 Association is deeply concerned about the forced separation of parents from children as part of U.S. immigration policy. There is abundant evidence that the trauma of disrupting the parent-child relationship through forced separations puts children’s physical, mental, and developmental health at risk. The effects of this trauma are deep and long-ranging and, for many children, additive to the considerable trauma of fleeing one’s home country due to violence, persecution or poverty. We join with the scores of advocates and experts in early childhood development, child welfare, child protection, and juvenile justice in calling for an immediate end to this practice of forcibly separating children from their parents at the U.S. border. To read the letter that 540 organizations, including First 5 Association, signed and sent to DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, click on the link: https://bit.ly/2LtKOHE "
  • Won't You Be My Neighbor? Movie| Official Website| Trailers and Release Dates| Focus Features

    Published on June 18, 2018
    Don't miss this moving documentary about the life of Mr. Rogers! The film provides a powerful look into the heart of a creative genius, who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination. Sunday, July 1st, 12pm at Rialto Cinemas, Sebastopol (tickets $9.50). Proceeds to benefit First 5 Sonoma County and KRCB public television children's programming. http://www.focusfeatures.com/wont-you-be-my-neighbor/
  • Doctors Say Kids Separated From Parents At Border Face 'Toxic Stress,' Serious Health Risks

    Published on June 14, 2018
    "Pediatricians are warning that a federal policy separating parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border poses serious long-term health issues for children." http://kut.org/post/doctors-say-kids-separated-parents-border-face-toxic-stress-serious-health-risks
  • California Sues Two Makers of Baby Formula For Lead Contamination

    Published on June 14, 2018
    Two baby formulas--Peaceful Planet Toddler Supreme and Sammy’s Milk Free-Range Goat Milk Toddler Formula--have been shown to contain dangerous levels of lead. Parents are cautioned not to use/buy these formulas and to contact their pediatrician for lead exposure testing if their child has consumed either brand. https://www.kqed.org/futureofyou/442415/california-sues-two-makers-of-baby-formula-for-lead-contamination
  • Child Parent Institute: Newsletter & Events: Event Calendar

    Published on June 13, 2018
    How can we protect children from poverty given the high costs of living in Sonoma County and surrounding regions? Join Prevent Child Abuse Sonoma County (PCA-SC) and First 5 Sonoma County in welcoming the Public Policy Institute of California on June 20th as they present "Child Poverty and the Social Safety Net". Registration is free--reserve your seat now! https://calparentsorg.presencehost.net/news-events/event-calendar.html/event/2018/06/20/child-poverty-and-the-social-safety-net/203626
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