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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.


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.

Compassion Fatigue 

Thriving in the Age of Overwhelm

January 13, 2021, 10-11:30am - Director of the Trauma Institute, Laura van Dernoot Lipsky will teach this free webinar!

Register for FREE

Building Resilience

Building Resilience on Purpose

January 29, 2021, 10-11:30am - Zach Mercurio, author and researcher, will teach this free webinar on developing a purposeful approach to grow through trauma.

Register for FREE

Building Resilience

Fixed vs. Growth Mindset

On December 8th, Linebacker DAD, Joe Smith, taught this free webinar about developing a growth mindset to increase resilience and achievement, and teaching children to do the same.

Contact First 5 Lake for info