Being a Healthy Parent


In order to take care of yourself and teach your child to be happy and healthy, be sure to take care of your own health:

Nutrition is an important way to stay healthy.

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Healthy snacks
  • Eat small portion sizes

Exercise & recreation are life-long ways to increase well-being.

  • Help control your weight
  • Prevent diabetes and other chronic diseases
  • Establish lasting good habits
  • Don't forget - learn swimming safety

Get regular medical and dental checkups.

Always demonstrate and encourage motor vehicle safety.

Get enough sleep. Your health and ability to manage your household begins with a good night’s sleep every night. When you and your children are well rested, everyone has a better chance to succeed in everything they do.

Local Resources

Ventura County Behavioral Health
Mental health & substance use treatment services
Countywide – All Ages
Call Toll-free • Confidential • 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

  • Crisis and Referral Line
  • Early Detection & Intervention for the Prevention of Psychosis 

211 Ventura County
Free service connecting people to health and human services in the community
Countywide – All Ages
Call 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898211

Clinicas del Camino Real
Healthcare, including mental health services
Oxnard, Santa Paula, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Ventura – All Ages
(866) 885-7900

Support and resources, including youth shelter and housing referrals
Countywide – Children & Youth
805) 485-6114

Kids & Families Together 
For children and their families, including kinship and foster caregivers
Countywide – Children & Youth
(805) 643-1446

Logrando Bienestar
Mental health screenings 
Countywide – All Ages
805) 973-5220

Project Esperanza
Family classes & activities
Santa Paula & Fillmore – Youth
(805) 276-7671

United Parents
Local support and referrals for parents
Countywide – Youth
(805) 384-1555

Ventura County SELPA
Helping your child succeed at school
(805) 437-1560