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You can be a Children's Champion!

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.


Communication Skills Toolkit (for Foster Parents & Social Workers ONLY)

May 12th, 10am-11:30am, Betsy Allen Manning will tailor this presentation about leveraging personality styles to improve outcomes for foster youth.

Register for FREE

Social & Emotional Development

MelRo's Story - Connecting with Foster Youth Part 1&2

April 15th and 29th 10am-11:30am via Zoom, former foster youth, MelRo, will share her story and help attendees understand the social-emotional development of foster youth and how to connect with and mentor them.

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Communication Skills Toolkit

May 10th, 10am-11:30am, Betsy Allen Manning will teach how to leverage personality styles to improve communication and outcomes for at-risk youth.  

Register for FREE

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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.

Learn more

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.

Learn more

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