Planned Parenthood provides reproductive and sexual health care, education, and advocacy for the people of San Diego, Riverside, and Imperial counties.
Founded by a former foster youth, Phenomenal Families equips, educates, and empowers pregnant and parenting young people who've experienced the foster care and juvenile justice systems. Through tailored education, peer support, and enrichment activities, Phenomenal Families strives to help young families have the best possible start.
Center for Better Beginnings
The Center for Better Beginnings at UC San Diego is a medical division of the Department of Pediatrics. We bring together multiple specialty programs that work together to promote maternal health and child development. Running throughout our work is the mission to advance the identification, prevention, and treatment of preventable birth defects.
Institute for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Discovery
The Center for Better Beginnings is home to an integrative program to provide education, screening, and research on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), and to provide support to families affected by these conditions. IFASDD provides screening services to at-risk children who may have been impacted by prenatal alcohol exposure. FASD screenings are provided to children receiving services from Kidstart (an early intervention program run by Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego), as well as youth involved with the juvenile justice system.