Goal 3: Support families to provide a safe, emotionally and economically secure home environment to ensure optimal development of children 0 to 5

Outcome 3A

Opportunities For Parenting Supports To Promote Stronger Families

Indicator 1: Parent Ed and Support Groups [more]

Number and description of culturally and linguistically appropriate parent education and support groups

How do we compare?

F5AC: 740 parent education classes & support groups provided by grantees in Eng., Span., Cantonese and Vietnamese for 1,623 parents/caregivers (2007-08 Annual Report)

2009-2010 Results

During first 6 months of the year (7/1/09 to 12/31/09), 409 parent education classes and support groups provided by grantees in Eng., Span., Cantonese, Mandarin, and Vietnamese for 916 parents/ caregivers


Indicator 2: Parents Play More [more]

Proportion of parents who report they play more with their child 

How do we compare? 

F5AC: 96% of Partnership grants participants reported playing more with their child (2007-08 Annual Report)

Indicator 3: Parent Used What They Learned [more]

Proportion of parents attending parenting education or support programs who report they used what they learned 

How do we compare?

F5AC: 85-93% for past 3 years (F5AC Annual Reports)

Indicator 4: Depression Screening [more]

Proportion of parents screened for depression

How do we compare?

F5AC: 61-81% of Parents receiving F5AC services were screened (2007-08 Annual Report)


2009-2010 Results


Screened for Depression



Grants: 305 parents screened for depression (first 6 months) 




Indicator 5: Positive for Depression [more]

Proportion of primary caretakers/parents who screened positive for depression 

How do we compare?

National estimated rates of depression among pregnant, postpartum and parenting women range from 5% to 25%


2009-2010 Results




Grants: 81 out of 305 (27%) parents screened positive for depression






Indicator 6: Domestic Violence Screening [more]

Proportion of parents/children screened for domestic violence 

How do we compare? 

Nat'l: Children are present in the home in 40-50% of DV-related calls; children < 5 are more likely to be present than older children 

In Alameda County, 7,331 DV calls made to law enforcement, with a rate of 7.1 calls per 1,000 adults (vs. state rate of 7.2 and SF county rate of 8.4) 

Indicator 7: Positive for DV [more]

Proportion of parents/children screened positive for domestic violence who are referred for and receive services  

Indicator 8: DV Referrals [more]

Proportion of parents screened positive who are referred for and accepted/received services

Indicator 9: Substance Use Screening [more]

Proportion of parents screened for substance abuse 

2009-2010 Results

31% IFS (n=1,363)

  • 23% Special Start (n=648)
  • 39% Teen (n=475)
  • 37% YFC (n=240)


Indicator 10: Referrals for Substance Use [more]

Proportion of parents screened positive for substance abuse and are referred for treatment services

2009-2010 Results

10% IFS (n=420)

  • 18% Special Start (n=146)
  • 2% Teen (n=185)
  • 13% YFC (n=89)

Indicator 11: Open CPS Cases [more]

Proportion of children who have a CPS case opened during the reporting period 

How do we compare? 

F5AC: 1-7% served by FSS (2007-08 Annual Report)

2009-2010 Results

4% IFS (n=1,239)

  • 6% Special Start (n=615)
  • 2% Teen (n=422)
  • 4% YFC (n=202) 


Outcome 3B

Increased Ability Of Families To Meet Basic Needs

Indicator 1: Trained to Support Family Financial Fitness [more]

Number and description of providers trained who implement financial fitness assessments and support for families and ECE providers 

2009-2010 Results

64 FSS providers and F5AC staff trained

Indicator 2: Teen Parents in School [more]

Proportion of families with a teen mom or pregnant teen caregiver who remained in school or who obtained their high school diploma or equivalent

How do we compare? 

F5AC: 59% receiving Teen Services stayed in school,  40% Special Start, #% ARS (2007-08 Annual Report)


2009-2010 Results

60% IFS (n=463)

  • 60% Special Start (n=40)
  • 61% Teen (n=416)
  • 29% YFC (n=7)

Indicator 3: Eligible Families Receive Financial Supports [more]

Proportion of eligible families receiving F5AC services who obtained financial supports such as CalWORKs, CalLEARN, TANF, etc. 

2009-2010 Results

32% IFS (n=1,009)

  • 24% Special Start (n=447)
  • 32% Teen (n=383)
  • 54% YFC (n=179 

Indicator 4: ECE Business Plans Developed [more]

Proportion of Early Care and Education providers receiving F5AC support that have financial or business plans in place



Indicator 5: Caregivers Have Health Insurance [more]

Proportion parents or primary caregivers who have health insurance

2009-2010 Results

77% IFS (n=1,194)

  • 73% Special Start (n=578)
  • 86% Teen (n=411)
  • 69% YFC (n=205 


Outcome 3C

Neighborhoods With Documented Disparities Have The Capacity To Support Strong And Resilient Families

Indicator 1: Partnerships [more]

Number and description of new partnerships with community and public agencies

How do we compare?

CA: New ECE Quality Rating systems

County: Building Blocks

2009-2010 Results

Implementation of the Neighborhood Partnership Initiative, SART

Indicator 2: Improved Linkages Among Neighborhood Supports [more]

Description of improved linkages and efforts to increase families’ access to services in targeted neighborhoods

2009-2010 Results 

Implementation began for Project LAUNCH, connecting supports for families with children 0-8 years old in East Oakland


Five Neighborhood Partnership grantees (city park and rec departments and libraries) provided new neighborhood-based school readiness services in high-need neighborhoods.  545 children under 5 and 421 parents/caregivers were served at 11 sites in Berkeley, Alameda, Oakland, Hayward, and Union City.


Parenting Supports
Increased Ability Of Families To Meet Basic Needs
Neighborhoods With Documented Disparities Have The Capacity To Support Strong And Resilient Families

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