PCIT for Kinship Caregivers
First 5 LA makes the case for why parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT) can play an important role in helping support kin caregivers in a new video released on its site. PCIT helps strengthen the bond between parents or caregivers and their children, who are often dealing with trauma as a result of experiences that brought them into contact with the child-welfare system.
Males In Oakland Coming Together To Serve Dads
Note: This story was updated August 29, 2013. Two organizations came together last week to help community leaders better serve fathers in their area. First 5 Alameda County and the Alameda County Public Health Department launched “Fathers Corps,” a county-wide team of male service providers who will be trained over the coming year to strengthen families by helping dads engage in the care and upbringing of their children.