Category: Positive Parenting Tips

Early childhood trauma threatens long-term health.

From addiction to diabetes, heart disease and lung cancer, numerous studies have shown that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) — which include abuse, neglect and household dysfunction – can have lifelong negative impacts on the health of a child and the adult they become. And as awareness and intervention efforts grow, more children will have the chance to receive…
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Understand early milestones and help your child grow strong.

About 13 percent of children in the United States ages 3 to 17 have a developmental or behavioral disability including autism, intellectual disability and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Fewer than half of children identified with developmental delays are identified before starting school. First 5 Ventura County funds two programs that help parents and physicians understand…
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Free phone resources available to counsel, connect parents.

Raising a child can be challenging in the best situation, overwhelming when facing additional issues. Connecting with help is just a phone call away with two, free services that support Ventura County children and families.

2-1-1 Resource and Referral Line

From childcare and housing support to food distribution sites, health insurance enrollment and more, anyone…
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Five protective factors build strong and resilient families

Protective factors are positive attributes that strengthen all families, not just those at risk. The Five Protective Factors framework identifies factors that play an essential role in helping children and families thrive. With years of research supporting this model, First 5 Ventura County and dozens of organizations throughout Ventura…

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Triple P offers simple, effective tools for positive parenting.

Triple P Positive Parenting Program gives parents simple tips to help manage the big and small problems of family life; like toddler tantrums, self-esteem issues, bedtime battles, disobedience, aggression, coping with divorce and more. Parents have different needs when it comes to parenting help. Some may just want a tip or two to re-affirm bedtime…
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