Programs

Our proven programs help families solve real-life challenges & achieve lasting results

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KidsFirst offers no cost, innovative programs that aim to empower and strengthen children and families. We provide free, friendly community hubs so families have easy access to a lasting network of wellness and support. We also provide concrete support to children and families in times of need.

KidsFirst responds to crises, links families to services & opportunities, and provide tools that enhance social & emotional development. The programs that we offer are enhancing family functions, improving health & well-being, and stabilizing home environments.

Upcoming Programs This Quarter

Health & Wellness

Healthy Living Program

Find classes designed to help support your health & wellness goals. Learn how to make lifestyle changes you can stick with. This program offers classes ranging from cooking classes, fitness, and meditation. Explore lifestyle choices to improve your wellbeing.

Offered In collaboration with local vendors and community members.

While You Wait

Support Group

A group for caregivers and parents to discuss the daily struggles of raising children. Learn helpful tips on connecting with your child. This group is intended for caregivers and parents who are currently on our waitlist and in need of services.

Dates Coming Soon

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Support Group

A group for adults who are currently or previously experiencing sexual trauma. If you are an adult survivor of child sexual abuse, you may face many challenges as you engage in the recovery process and heal. The tasks of daily life may sometimes be a trigger for you. You may experience problems with common activities and relationships that other adults who were not sexually abused don’t face. This client led support group will be a safe haven for you to share your stories, process trauma, and find community support. 

Dates Coming Soon

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

Identifying CSEC Training

KidsFirst has developed a program in Placer County to address the growing challenge of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) for those in or at risk of being exploited in our community. Join KidsFirst in our effort to meet the immediate and long-term needs of youth in Placer County through community-based, expert support.

The goal of this program is to connect with youth and support them with linkages, safety planning, navigating supportive systems, crisis intervention, assessments, short-term mental health services and harm-reduction education. The KidsFirst CSEC staff utilizes a strength-based and trauma-informed approach to engage and build relationships with youth. Join in this training and learn from our team how to connect and engage with youth at risk of exploitation.

KidsFirst CSEC team is co-located and works collaboratively with Placer County District Attorney’s Office, Law Enforcement, Mental Health Agencies, Probation and Children’s System of Care. Join this training to build connections with these committed experts.

Parents as Teachers

Home Visitation Program

 

Parents as Teachers (PAT) - A home visitation program for parents of children through age 5. Visits are made by a trained PAT Educator bi-weekly for approximately 1 hour. Learn how to develop healthy parenting interactions while you gain knowledge as a parent and create strong attachments with your child. 

PAT offers a group connection component to our services for our PAT families who are involved with the home visitation program. Group connections are designed so that families build social connections with each other, engage in parent-child interaction, and increase their knowledge of ways to support their child’s development

Parent Educators build rapport with families, discuss child development and its stages, model great parenting, consult & coach best parenting practices, engage in parent-child activities, reinforce strengths, highlight developmental milestones & teach realistic expectations.

Pre-registration is required.

Application/Enrollment Assistance

Assistance Program

Staff are trained to answer questions about the pre- and post-examination processing of applications.
Assistance includes:
  • CalWORKs Enrollment
  • CalFresh Enrollment
  • Medi-Cal Enrollment
  • PG&E CARE Program Enrollment
  • PG&E FERA Program Enrollment
  • PCOE Childcare Applications
  • AMI Housing Referrals
  • Employment Development Department (EDD) Applications 
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