Information for SLO County service providers working with children ages 0-5. Learn more about local resources • Know where to refer parents for help • Understand the differences between services • Discuss options for children ages 3-5 • Ask questions – find answers • Resource Table: bring your related information to share with others
Panelists will include: Parents Helping Parents Family Resource Center Tri-Counties Regional Center Best Pals Martha’s Place SELPA
This professional development opportunity is appropriate for professionals who serve families with children ages 0 - 5. Two dates/locations. The same information will be shared on both dates. Registration is free but required.
San Luis Obispo & South County Thursday, March 23, 2017, 10:00 a.m.- noon. Family Care Network Conference Room, 1255 Kendall Road, San Luis Obispo. REGISTER HERE!
North County Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 10:00 a.m.- noon. Atascadero Library Community Room, 6555 Capistrano, Atascadero. REGISTER HERE!
News & Updates
Partnership for the Children of San Luis Obispo County Presents: How to move from resistance to acceptance through Motivational Interviewing
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a highly researched communication style, effective in strengthening patient engagement and motivation. The goal of this training is to give participants the skills and strategies that will help engage patients and improve their treatment and health outcomes. The course is presented by Mary Beth Abella-Jacks. Participants will: ▪ Learn Key Principles of Motivational Interviewing ▪ Learn how to apply Motivational Interviewing principles in working relationships ▪ Learn tips for engaging people in challenging situations
At this time there are no changes to Medi-Cal, Covered California or any other public health coverage. Despite all the political rhetoric, all of the current health care laws and regulations remain in effect for the foreseeable future.
Medi-Cal and Covered CA: Medi-Cal is still available for all qualified individuals, including undocumented children. Covered California's open enrollment period continues through January for all coverage through 2017.
We will be monitoring the health coverage situation as it evolves and will keep you informed in the coming months.
DSS Outreach Workshop
There are still two more chances to attend the DSS outreach workshop to learn more about how to help your families enroll in CalFresh, Medi-Cal, and CalWorks benefits online, and how to prepare families if they are going to enroll in person: Thursday, March 23, 1:30-3:30 Thursday, April 27, 1:30-3:30 Download the flyer for more information and to register.
Increasing access to health care for children ages 0-5 and their families
Family Resource Centers are located throughout SLO County and offer support in meeting basic needs, assistance through crises, and case management services. Family advocates can assist with Medi-Cal forms and other health-related issues. For a complete listing, download the SLO County FRC Directory.
The Health Access Training Project is a project of First 5 of San Luis Obispo County which advocates for quality programs and services to support children from prenatal to age five, ensuring that every child is healthy and ready to learn in school.