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California Health Collaborative

Perinatal Mental Health Intergration Project
The primary purpose of this project is to establish comprehensive integrated perinatal mental health system of care in Fresno County through 1) the implementation of the Nurture 2 Nurture consultation service, 2) trainings for medical, health care and behavioral health professionals on perinatal mood disorder screening and treatment protocols, and 3) facilitation of support groups throughout Fresno County to increase access and enhance the quality of perinatal behavioral health services in Fresno County by cultivating effective collaboration between medical, behavioral, and allied health providers.

Funded by First 5: Yes

1680 West Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93711

Stephanie Chandler
CASA of Fresno & Madera Counties

Healthy and Successful Lives for Foster Children 0-5
Court Appointed Special Advocates recruits, trains and supports volunteers to advocate for children who are in foster care. These volunteers receive extensive training and support from CASA, they become officers of the court and they work with the Dependency Court and Department of Social Services to ensure the safety and well-being of children. They also encourage finding permanent homes for foster children either through reunification with parents, or adoption. In the case of foster children ages 0-5, our volunteer advocates assist with screening for developmental delays and ensuring children receive timely services. The program supports training ffor advocates and builds capacity through a new advocacy process called Journey of Hope 0-5.

Funded by First 5: Yes

1252 Fulton Mall
Fresno, CA 93721

Nathan Lee
Central Valley Children's Services Network

Early Education Quality Improvement Program (EQUIP Fresno County)
The Early Education Quality Improvement Program (EQUIP) Fresno County provides training and technical assistance to center-based and family child care home providers to increase the quality of early care and education offered to children and families. Coaching is given to providers participating in one or more of the following local programs: The Fresno Accreditation Institute (FAI), Fresno County Early Stars, and Promoting Excellence in Early Care and Education Systems (PIECES). The FAI program assists providers working toward achievement and maintenance of national accreditation, Fresno County Early Stars focuses on quality improvement through the Fresno County Quality Rating and Improvement System, and the PIECES program provides professional development opportunities to individual early childhood educators. In support of these efforts, the EQUIP program also offers on-site training and technical assistance support in the Program for Infant Toddler Care philosophies, further helping infant/toddler programs improve their quality of care.

Funded by First 5: Yes

1911 North Helm Avenue
Fresno, CA 93727

Araceli Rodriguez
Central Valley Children's Services Network

Fresno Family Connections (West Fresno)
The Fresno Family Connections (West Fresno) program offers parent-child developmental learning groups (DLGs) to parents and their children ages 0-3. DLGs provide a systematic framework that promotes social and emotional development, support for children's appropriate behavior, prevents challenging behavior, and addresses problematic behavior. The Fresno Family Connections (West Fresno) program utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach of research-based techniques that include circle-time with literature, dramatic play for greater language/socialization development, and outdoor activities for motor development.

Funded by First 5: Yes

1911 North Helm Avenue
Fresno, CA 93727

Ofelia Gonzalez
Central Valley Children's Services Network

Parent Voices
Central Valley Children's Services Network (CSN) Parent Voices project focuses efforts on building a stronger network of agencies that actively engage in Advocacy and Parent Leadership. The addition of Frist 5 funds would support Parent Voices project by diversifying our funding source, therefore giving us the ability to reach out to a broader group of parents who are not currently identified as our target population by our funders.

Funded by First 5: Yes

1911 North Helm Avenue
Fresno, CA 93727

Ofelia Gonzalez
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