Cultural Access Services (CAS)

First 5's Cultural Access Services enables all families in Alameda County, regardless of their cultural or linguistic background, to receive quality services. We provide outreach, interpretation, translation services, training and technical assistance to help families and providers from various language and cultural backgrounds to access First 5 services.

Interpretation Services

First 5 Alameda County provides interpretation support for our contractors that provide home visiting services. If you are a contractor with First 5 Alameda County and need an interpreter, contact Carla Keener at 510.227.6942 or Virve Hernandez at 510.227.6944.

Interpretation Equipment

First 5 Alameda County makes interpretation equipment available to the community at no cost, to ensure that the valuable services community agencies provide can be accessed by those who face language barriers.

Due to the demand for equipment, our first priority is to our contractors and partners. First 5 Alameda County has 20 headsets and 2 transmitters for use. Please complete the Equipment Check-Out Form and fax it to VIrve Hernandez at 510.227.6901 or send via email at Virve.Hernandez@first5alameda.org. We recommend that you call Virve before completing the form to make sure that the equipment is available on the date(s) that you need them. 

CAS Translated Documents

Documents by Language

Chinese

Autism Chinese English
Autism Guide Autism Guide
Breastfeeding Chinese English
Breastfeeding Resource Guide
Breastfeeding Resource Guide
Child Development Chinese English
Child Development 6mo
Child Development 1yr
Child Development 2yr
Child Development 3yr
Child Development 4yr
Child Development 5yr
Child Development 6mo
Child Development 1yr
Child Development 2yr
Child Development 3yr
Child Development 4yr
Child Development 5yr
Developmental Play Chinese English
Importance of Developmental Play Importance of Developmental Play
Early Care and Education Chinese English
Quality Reflection Guide Family Child Care
Inclusive Child Care Practices
Quality Reflection Guide Family Child Care
Inclusive Child Care Practices
Second Hand Smoke Chinese English
American Lung Association Fact Sheet American Lung Association Fact Sheet

Farsi

Second Hand Smoke Farsi English
American Lung Association Fact Sheet American Lung Association Fact Sheet

Khmer (Cambodian)

Child Development Khmer English
Child Development 6mo
Child Development 1yr
Child Development 2yr
Child Development 3yr
Child Development 4yr
Child Development 5yr
Child Development 6mo
Child Development 1yr
Child Development 2yr
Child Development 3yr
Child Development 4yr
Child Development 5yr
Second Hand Smoke Khmer English
American Lung Association Fact Sheet American Lung Association Fact Sheet

Korean

Developmental Play Korean English
Importance of Developmental Play Importance of Developmental Play

Spanish

Autism Spanish English
Autism Guide Autism Guide
Breastfeeding Spanish English
Breastfeeding Resource Guide
Breastfeeding Resource Guide
Child Development Spanish English
Child Development 6mo
Child Development 1yr
Child Development 2yr
Child Development 3yr
Child Development 4yr
Child Development 5yr
Child Development 6mo
Child Development 1yr
Child Development 2yr
Child Development 3yr
Child Development 4yr
Child Development 5yr

Vietnamese

Breastfeeding Vietnamese English
Breastfeeding Resource Guide Breastfeeding Resource Guide
Child Development Vietnamese English
Child Development 6mo
Child Development 1yr
Child Development 2yr
Child Development 3yr
Child Development 4yr
Child Development 5yr
Child Development 6mo
Child Development 1yr
Child Development 2yr
Child Development 3yr
Child Development 4yr
Child Development 5yr
Developmental Play Vietnamese English
Importance of Developmental Play Importance of Developmental Play
Second Hand Smoke Vietnamese English
American Lung Association Fact Sheet American Lung Association Fact Sheet

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