March 31, 2017

This study found that mothers’ perception of having good choices for childcare was associated with a reduced likelihood of clinical depressive symptomology, even after controlling for prior depressive symptoms and concurrent parenting stress. These findings highlight the potential avenue of increasing care accessibility and awareness of available options – for promoting maternal mental health.

February 16, 2017

First 5 California has gathered resources that can assist affected families on a multitude of immigration and stress & trauma-related topics.


December 16, 2016


The purpose of the study was to determine if local measures of race and income disparities are associated with preterm birth and infant mortality. The study found that zip codes that harbor greater racial and economic segregation, as well as racial segregation alone, are associated with greater preterm birth and infant mortality rates. In contrast, zip codes that included greater income extremes were only associated with preterm birth.

November 18, 2016

A new CDC study about adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) shows early adversity can impact adult education, employment, and income.

ACES and Life Opportunities_Nov 2016.pdf