For SelfCare Awareness month, we want to come together to share our collective wisdom and knowledge in how we practice taking care of ourselves. We at First 5 believe that selfcare is a critical component in ensuring quality, trauma-informed, healing-centered services to young children and their families. 

When we launched the Contra Costa Network of Care online hub in 2021, we envisioned it as a place for practitioners to communicate, connect, and collaborate with one another. With our shared responsibility in supporting young children, making sure that we are taking care of ourselves in order to take care of others, is an essential step in our journey.

From September 26-30, we encourage you to join us in conversation on the hub and engage with one another in how we can continue to practice selfcare in our lives. With daily themes ranging from Mindfulness Monday to Thankful Thursday, special guests sharing their selfcare knowledge and practices, and a line-up of webinar events, we look forward to being in connection with each and every one of you.

Continuing to build our network of care


In order to continue to build our network of care, we created a video to encourage others to join us in strengthening our connections. Here is a 1-min teaser video we would love for you all to enjoy. At the end of our SelfCare Awareness week, we’ll launch the FULL 3-MINUTE VERSION for everyone to distribute across our shared networks to build a healthy tomorrow for Contra Costa families.

Click here to learn more about the Contra Costa Network of Care


Are you already a member of the online hub?

If not, we would love for you to join and begin actively participating – you can share, like, and comment on posts, plus make connections with like-minded individuals! Here is a brief two-pager with instructions on how to join and create your profile – start by visiting and click “JOIN THE NETWORK” in the top right corner!