Links

LOCAL RESOURCES

First 5 Santa Barbara County: (Local organization supports programs for children prenatal to five, primary funder of Welcome Every Baby

Santa Barbara County Education Office: (Operates Welcome Every Baby Program as well as providing a wide range of educational programs and services across the county)

2-1-1 Information Line: (online and telephone crisis and non-crisis information about local resources)

Santa Barbara Parent: (online guide of family resources)

Alpha Resource Center: (support and resources for parents of children with special needs and at-risk for having developmental disabilities)

Community Action Commission: (provides services for low income families)

Tri-Counties Regional Center: (services for children with or at-risk of having a developmental disability)

Postpartum Education for Parents: (a non-profit organization that provides peer support to new parents, free of judgement or solicitation)

Family Service Agency: (their mission is to strengthen and advocate for families and individuals of all ages and diversities)

People Helping People: (support and resources for families in Santa Ynez Valley and Los Alamos)

Isla Vista Youth Projects: (provides diverse educational, recreational, and social programs for children and families)

Carpinteria Children's Project: (information and resources for children and families in Carpinteria)

CALM: (Child Abuse Listening & Mediation)

Cottage Health System: (provides health care to all)

STATE RESOURCES

First 5 California: (Provides funding for programs for children prenatal through age 5. Site provides educational tips and information for families)

A Place of Our Own: (A site with resources that link to a daily television program on KCET TV for parents and caregivers of children 5 and under)

State Department of Social Services Early Start: (Information and resources for parents concerned about their child’s development and for those with children who have special needs)

CA Inclusive Child Care: ( Information on child development and focused on making sure that children with special needs have access to child care)

NATIONAL RESOURCES

Born Learning: (A national campaign by United Way to support young children in their first years of life, includes information on a wide range of topics for parents)

Babycenter: (A site for expectant parents and parents, with information on a wide range of topics and newsletters timed to match your child’s age)

Baby.com: (focused on issues related to babies 2 and under)

Zero to Three: (Resources on policy and practices related to supporting infants and toddlers. Includes resources for parents)

Brazelton TouchPoints Center: (Information on the TouchPoints approach to supporting the healthy development of babies. Welcome Every Baby was developed using the TouchPoints model.

Sesame Workshop: (Sesame workshops resources for parents, games and activities for young children)

Postpartum Support International: (promotes awareness, prevention and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing)

DEVELOPMENTAL CONCERNS

Ca Inclusive Childcare:: Provides links to resources for challenging behaviors, disability-specific information and organizations for families

Parenting Toddlers: Information on typical development, discipline, parenting concerns

A Place of Our Own: Family friendly information on early identification, inclusion and special needs

Department of Developmental Services: Information on California Early Start program for young children with developmental concerns. Downloadable brochure: Reason for Concern in English/Spanish/Chinese/Hmong/Vietnamese

Link to Early Start resource library:

DISCIPLINE/SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Challenging Behavior:: Teaching tools for young children Provides resources and downloadable handouts for parents

Child Trauma Academy:: Lessons on brain development and impact of trauma on children

LANGUAGE/EARLY LEARNING

Teaching Young Children:: Teaching ideas for young children