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You can be a Children's Champion!


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There are many ways to promote the wellbeing of Lake County's youngest children.

First 5 Lake and its local partners are always looking for community members who want to learn, contribute, volunteer, and advocate for young children and families.

Join the Children's Council

This group meets four times each year, working as a child abuse prevention task force.

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Become a Foster Parent

Vulnerable children in our community need caring and responsible adults and stable environments.

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Be a Family-Friendly Employer

If you employ parents, there are policies that can help them succeed at work and at home.

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Become a CASA Volunteer

Court Appointed Special Advocates speak up for children when they need a voice in court.

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Child abuse and neglect

If you see something, SAY SOMETHING!

If you suspect that a child's health or safety is jeopardized due to absence, neglect or maltreatment by parents or another caretaker who has custody of the child, contact Lake County Child Welfare Services.

24 HOUR HOTLINE: 800-386-4090

Attend a Local Training

First 5 Lake hosts trainings for foster parents and local service providers who work with families who are at-risk. These trainings are made possible by a partnership between Lake County Child Welfare Services and Chabot-Last Positas Community College District.
We also share information about trainings related to positive outcomes for children that are offered by our local and regional partners.

Building Resilience

Building Resilience on Purpose

January 29, 2021, 10am-11:30am - Zach Mercurio, author and researcher, taught this practical webinar on developing a purposeful approach to growing through trauma.

View the Recording Online

Social & Emotional Development

Desperately Seeking Attachment - Part 1

February 19, 2021, 11am-12:30pm - Allison Davis Maxon, Executive Director of the National Center on Adoption & Permanency, will teach this free webinar including tools to strengthen resiliency when attachment has been disrupted.

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Social & Emotional Development

Desperately Seeking Attachment - Part 2

March 19, 2021, 11am-12:30pm - Allison Davis Maxon, Executive Director of the National Center on Adoption & Permanency, will teach this free webinar as a continuation from her previous training. All are welcome.

Register for FREE