First 5 Logo image instead of author image
First 5 Contra Costa
September 30, 2023

Self-care awareness month highlighted across sectors and inspires participation countywide


September is Self-Care Awareness Month and for the second year in a row, First 5 Contra Costa celebrated Self-Care Awareness week on the Contra Costa Network of Care hub. Self-care week was about reminding ourselves to prioritize our wellness in order to pour love and care into our work with families.

Between September 25-29, we featured posts on the hub from staff representing the offices of Congressman Mark DeSaulnier and County Supervisors Candace Anderson, and John Gioia. Thanks to these guests on the hub, we saw activity on the bub increase across a variety of sectors, including early childhood mental health, early care and education, pediatrics, and other social services. We want to thank all of the individuals and organizations who participated, including CocoKids, Community Services Bureau, Contra Costa County Library, Contra Costa County Office of Education, COPE, RYSE, and many more.

Remember, you can continue to post on the hub at any time and share your trauma-informed, healing-centered wisdom and work with our community. If you are still interested in continuing to practice self-care, please view the videos from self-care week from Amanda Dold (Contra Costa Health), Roxanne Bellotti (We Care), and Vanessa Sequiera Garza (Community Strengths). Thank you to everyone that participated and we look forward to continuing to integrate self-care into our work and lives as providers serving children age 0-5 and their families.