Uncategorized

Self Harm Awareness

Written in collaboration with: TJ Singh – KidsFirst Clinical Therapist   About 17% of all people will self-harm during their lifetime.   The average age of the first incident of self-harm is 13.   45% of people use cutting as their method of self-injury.   About 50% of people seek help for their self-harm but …

Self Harm Awareness Read More »

Trevor Hensley – Board Member

Trevor Hensley – a man who fights for his community and strives to help those who need it most. A resident of Placer County since childhood, Trevor has been an active member of his community. Fond memories of his youth include excursions to what was then the brand new and impressive shopping and entertainment scene …

Trevor Hensley – Board Member Read More »

A Message From Our CEO

As 2024 takes shape, there is much to anticipate. This year marks the 35th Anniversary of KidsFirst. We couldn’t be more excited to share past accomplishments while we meet current needs and plan for the future.  We are committed to continuing our existing, successful programming along with introducing new services designed for the Placer County …

A Message From Our CEO Read More »

KidsFirst Receives a Kaiser Permanente Grant

Kaiser Permanente recently awarded KidsFirst – Child Abuse Prevention Council of Placer County – a $45,000.00 grant. The funding will help ensure that more people in our region have access to lifesaving therapeutic resources. Kaiser Permanente’s community involvement uniquely pairs grant funding with 70 years of clinical expertise, medical research, and volunteerism to support prevention-focused, …

KidsFirst Receives a Kaiser Permanente Grant Read More »

Meghan Baichtal – Current Board Member/Former Board Chair

Our board of directors is responsible for making key decisions that impact KidsFirst’s strategy and goals. Members of the board aim to address the public’s interest through a focus on the organization’s high-level strategy, its oversight, and its accountability to partners, funders and the community. The board ensures that KidsFirst remains true to its mission. …

Meghan Baichtal – Current Board Member/Former Board Chair Read More »

Ryan Ronco – Secretary of the Board

An essential part of the KidsFirst team is our Board of Directors. Board members provide oversight, guidance, fundraising assistance, and strategic direction to ensure we achieve our mission and operate effectively. Their collective expertise, dedication, and commitment are critical to our success in preventing child abuse and neglect, strengthening families, and working toward our vision …

Ryan Ronco – Secretary of the Board Read More »

CDPH Announces $16.3 Million in Awards for Youth Suicide Prevention​

As part of Governor Newsom’s Children and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative (CYBHI), a new media and outreach campaign at the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) will fund grants to community-led suicide prevention projects focusing on youth with an increased risk of suicide. Sacr​​​​amento – Suicide is the second leading cause of death among adolescents and young …

CDPH Announces $16.3 Million in Awards for Youth Suicide Prevention​ Read More »

Scroll to Top