FAMILY SUPPORT WEBSITES
The following links can assist you and your family with the important work of raising happy, healthy children. Just click on the name of the organization in red and the website comes up.
1st Teacher - This is a new website created by PV NfL 's nonprofit, Steps to Our Future Inc. The purpose of the website is to offer parents information and resources to support their child's development and learning. It differs from this website because it serves as a fund raising site for PV NfL. Shop online at Target or Amazon from the 1stteacher.org site and PV NfL will receive 2% - 5 % of your purchase! Help us sustain the work of PV NfL and visit when purchasing online from Target or Amazon.
First 5 Ventura County - First 5 Ventura County works with communities to support early learning experiences and health and family services that develop the full potential of children prenatal to age 5 and their families.
Primeros 5 del Condado de Ventura trabaja con las communidades del area para proveer experiencias de aprendizaje temprano y servicios de salud y para las familias que ayudan con el desarrollo de ninos desde estado prenatal hasta los 5 anos y sus familias.
Healthy Ventura County - This new website is a great resource for healthy eating and nutrition information and guides.
Child Care Health Program - On this website you can find health related information and advice in and
in English and Spanish on many common childhood illness and health concerns you have with raising children.
Interface Children & Family Services - Interface offers an array of services that includes the 211 Information and Referral system for Ventura County. 211 can link you to agencies that provide assistance to you and your family, including emergency food and shelter.
Positive Parenting Program - This website offers information about Triple P, what it is, how it works. PV NfL is certified in the Triple P program and conducts Positive Parenting Seminars annually. Parents can also meet with a staff member or receive Triple P Tip Sheets at PV NfL. You can also take an online Triple P parenting class at this link: www.triplep-parenting.net
Zero to Three - A website with great parenting information and videos.
Cord Blood Center - Promoting the benefits of public cord blood banking. Umbilical cord blood has helped children survive over 80 diseases including leukemia, lymphoma, and anemia and is now being used in older patients.
For a guide to cord blood banking visit cordbloodguide.com
Baby Proofing and Kids Home Safety Guide - Access a comprehensive guide about baby proofing and kids safety at home that includes chapters on common household hazards for children of all ages, tv and internet safety for kids, firearm and gun safety for kids, and home childproofing tips.
Cerebral Palsy Parent Support - Cerebral Palsy Guide is a national organization that provides support for parents, caregivers and children with CP.
Cerebral Palsy Symptoms - The mission is to provide the public with accurate and up to date information on the many aspects of cerebral palsy and other birth injury complications. Our team strives to maintain a comprehensive free resource so those interested or concerned about their loved one can take actions to protect them.
Guide to the Dentist Video - This site has a great little children's video designed to take the fear out of going to the dentist.
Consumer Dangers - Is dedicated to keeping the public informed about consumer dangers and safety issues associated with numerous products that can cause the public harm.
Healthy Pregnancy Ventura County - This website offers information, resources and support for women before, during and after pregnancy.
CDC Essentials for Parenting Infants and Toddlers - This is a great website with lots of parenting information, how-to- videos, and tips for parents of infants and toddlers.
The Complete Childproofing Guide - The easy to follow guide for childproofing your home to keep your child safe.
Drug Center - While many medications help treat various health conditions, they can cause adverse reactions when used during pregnancy. Some of these drugs may need to be tapered back or even stopped when a woman is pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant. A lack of precaution can put a mother and baby at risk for dangerous health complications. Learn More at the Drug Center website.
Birth Injury Center - A comprehensive website dedicated to promoting awareness of common birth injuries and their causes.
Pediatric Health and Safety Guide - This is a great resource for parents. The site contains many safety guides for home, neighborhood and school as well as safety guides for food, travel and poisons. Very comprehensive!
Bedding Pal - The Ultimate guide to put your baby to sleep.
Care, Cope, Connect Guide - A new resource is now available to help the growing number of families in California tackling heightened community stress. The Care, Cope, Connect resource, created by Sesame Street in Communities in collaboration with the First 5 Association of California, helps parents cope with stress and provide safety and security for their children.
Child Safety Guide - This site has 40 high-quality information child safety resources that parents can utilize immediately to help prevent children from becoming victims of needless injury.
Child Car Seat Laws, Rules & Regulations by Direct Line - This guide provides a good overview of the importance of child car seats, as well as addressing common misconceptions and offering other useful information on car seat rules and laws that every parent and guardian should be aware of.
Guide to Childhood Nutrition - Highlights the importance of encouraging healthy eating habits from a young age.
Parent's Guide to Healthy Sleep - In this guide parent's and caregivers can learn more about helping children sleep healthy. Learn to create a healthy sleep environment for your child.
Children's Comprehensive Health Guide - This is a very simple to read guide for parents that begins with infants to teens. This guide is sponsored by Drugwatch.