Training Information


First 5 Calaveras serves as the lead agency for “Strengthening Calaveras Families” which consists of First 5 Calaveras, Prevent Child Abuse Calaveras, and programs funded under the Behavioral Health Services: Mental Health Services Act (Proposition 63)


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Funding provided by a
Calaveras County
Behavioral Health Services
Prop 63 Mental Health
Services Act Grant


Call 1-888-787-3654 to enroll in no-cost trainings

or Register Online below

Parent Education Seminars & Workshops 

Various topics to support parents and guardians in raising children of all ages. Offered in locations across the county and throughout the year.

Targeted Multi and Single Session Workshops

All Strengthening Families Parent Seminars and Workshops are available to Calaveras families with children from birth through 17 years old.  Child care may be provided for children ages 3-12, dependent upon space availability.

Child Care

Head Start Teachers provide quality on-site child care which complements the focus of the parent workshops. Nutritious snack is provided.



Register Online

 ** View Calendar for class details and flyers **

Foster Care Training Incentive Program

Stipend Program for Foster Parents and Kinship Providers to participate in local trainings

Training for Professionals

Provided for Early Childhood Educators, Teachers, Supervisors, Therapists, Social Workers and other community professionals

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - BUILDING A TRAUMA SENSITIVE SCHOOL COMMUNITY by Steve Graner, NME Project Director from The ChildTrauma Academy -      FLYER          AGENDA (coming soon)

Parent Counseling/ Coaching

No Cost Parent Counseling/Coaching with a licensed therapist


Parent counseling is available at NO COST to Calaveras County parents who are uninsured or have other insurance barriers.

This program offered by First 5 Calaveras is for parents who have children ages birth to 17 years of age.

For more information contact:

Joyce Peek at First 5 Calaveras 754-6916 jpeek@co.calaveras.ca.us

Cristi Canepa at Mind Matters Clinic 728-2184 cristi@mindmattersclinic.org

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Perinatal Wellness Coalition Link

First 5 New Parent Kit

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Expecting a baby is an exciting time!

The FREE Kit for New Parents recognizes parents as their child’s first and most important teacher and includes practical information on good health, loving relationships and early learning opportunities. Kits are customized for Calaveras County residents to include local information on services and resources.

Community organizations throughout Calaveras County distribute the Kit to new and expecting parents and their children through age five - some offer parents additional support to expand on its contents.