Family Strengthening

Strong families support young children’s successful futures.

First 5’s family strengthening work promotes resilience in parents and caregivers, and encourages social connections and knowledge of parenting and child development. It includes home visiting, parent groups, Family Resource Centers, and more.  Click below to read how First 5s have supported families across California.

The first traumatic event in Lisa’s life was being abandoned by her mother at age 4. By the time home visitor Kristen met her, Lisa was suffering from severe depression…

Stephanie Sanchez came to the Somos Mayfair Family Resource Center, where she joined in the Family Resource Center’s programs and signed up to participate in the core First 5 parenting workshops….

Janet, the mother of a five-year-old boy in Kelseyville completed an eight-week Nurturing Families parenting class provided by Healthy Start, a program funded by First 5 Lake County…

Tania felt like her family was stuck. Her abusive partner recently had left the household, and her children were having night terrors and behavioral issues…