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☕ Coffee Breaks Episode 3 with Special Guest First 5 Riverside!!!

with your host Deputy Director Nathan Hartel

Author: Waldir/Friday, April 9, 2021/Categories: News

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As we continue our Coffee Break with our host Nathan Hartel, Deputy Director of Programs and Operations of Riverside County Child Support Services. Episode 3  (0:13​) Introducing Tammi Graham the Executive Director of our community partner First 5 Riverside. (1:01​) Tammi Graham the Executive Director of First 5 Riverside introduces herself and gives a brief summary of her time with First 5. (1:33​) Nathan goes into discussing the number of families we serve at Riverside County Child Support Services and services provided by the department (1:51​). Services include establishing court orders for child and medical support, services helping our families be self-sufficient, and the roles other agencies can play in helping with that. (2:30​) Tammi gives insight on what to expect on First 5’s website. (3:15​) Even though COVID impacted many individuals, Riverside County Child Support Services continues to offer services virtually. We are here for our customers. (4:06​) Tammi explains how COVID impacted the services provided at First 5 Riverside. Tammi discusses how First 5 partners with other community-based organizations and how funding is still available for these resources. (5:08​) Tammi gives an example of a community-based provider that First 5 helps fund jointly with Prop-10 and CalWorks. (6:55​) First 5 is anticipating a return to in-home services they provide. (7:27​) Nathan discusses how child support customers can obtain an appointment virtually. (8:06​) Tammi discusses the history of First 5 and how she started out, and what her mission and vision are. (9:08​) Information about 58 other First 5 agency’s state and local levels (11:03​) Understanding First 5 and going to website First5Riverside.org. (11:54​) Type of First 5 services that are available to you parents with children ages 0-5. (12:10​) Do you need Medi-Cal or help feeling out the application, First 5 can help at their Mecca Valley location. (12: 40) Another resource offered through First 5 is mental health counseling, legal services, and much more. (12:56​) Enhanced partnerships provide expanded resources for customers over the age of 5. (14:15​). Knowing where to go and what to ask with connecting partners from other agencies such as Riverside County’s First 5, Public Social Services, and Child Support Service. (15:04​) Tammi discusses the different family resources offered at their Mead Valley location. (16:10​) Resources for parents and how to obtain a parenting kit. (18:27​) What can a customer expect from First 5? (19:34​) The role of First 5 and its relation to childcare. (20:49​) Early childhood education and development. (21:08​) Tammi talks about the relationship with Riverside County’s Behavioral Health and the Set for School program. (25:15​) First 5 contact information. (25:43​) If you see something, say something the slogan for Child Abuse Awareness month.


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