Parents wanted to join Help Me Grow’s Parent Advisory Committee

Are you a parent or do you know a parent with experience with the various systems that serve children and families in Orange County?

Help Me Grow is creating a Parent Advisory Committee, and is seeking parents to join the group, which will work to strengthen the efforts of Help Me Grow to reach and engage parents and caregivers with young children. Help Me Grow promotes connections to programs and services for all families with children in Orange County.

Committee members will be compensated with a $25 gift card for attendance at monthly meetings starting in July. Committee members must have a child between the ages of 0 and 8, be available to meet monthly via Zoom, and be an Orange County resident. Prospective applicants will be contacted in June. Contact Help Me Grow OC Manager Rebecca Hernandez at rehernandez@choc.org with any questions.

Reach Out and Read

One of the premier programs of AAP-OC is Reach Out and Read®. This national program prepares America’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encouraging families to read together. This early-literacy program focuses on children from 6 months to 5 years old, and supports medical providers who give books to children at well-exams, and providing advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud.

Safe Sleep and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Did You Know?

  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of infant death between 1 month and 1 year of age.
  • More than 90% of all SIDS deaths occur before babies reach 6 months of age.
  • Risk of SIDS is 3 times higher in babies born with low birth weight.
  • Accidental Suffocation is the leading cause of infant injury deaths.
  • An Orange County baby dies while sleeping in an adult bed or sharing a bed with another person nearly every other month.

Local Resources:

Orange County Health Care Agency: Safe Sleep and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Page

National Resources

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