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The Imperial Valley Campus is a branch campus of San Diego State University serving the desert area of southeastern California. It is accredited as an integral division of SDSU and operates under the same academic calendar. Established in 1959 by an act of the State legislature, the campus has two locations in the Imperial Valley: Calexico and Brawley. Offering the last two years of undergraduate education, graduate programs, and fifth year credential programs for teacher preparation, the campus accepts students who have at least 60 transferable units from community colleges or other accredited institutions. In addition, the Imperial Valley Campus now offers, as part of its Freshman Program, first and second year undergraduate education to a select cohort of students planning to major in criminal justice administration, liberal studies, or psychology. The campus offers students the advantages of smaller classes and individual contact with the faculty. The Imperial Valley Campus faculty are multinational in their classroom orientation and background. Interactive television provides students in Calexico the opportunity to participate in various classes broadcast live from the campus in San Diego. The Imperial Valley Campus schedules its classes in three-hour blocks so that students who work full time can earn 9 to12 units a semester by attending classes once or twice a week. A few classes meet twice a week. Occasional classes are also offered on the weekends.
In response to the documented benefits of breastfeeding for the infant, the mother, the family and society as a whole, a group of concerned individuals and organizations, both private and public, formed the San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition (SDCBC) as a non-profit 501(c)(3) association whose mission is to promote and support breastfeeding through education and outreach in the community. (Click here to view our Mission, Vision, Values, Goals in our Strategic Plan).
Since the inception of the Coalition in May 1994, over 400,000 free Breastfeeding Resource Guides in English and Spanish have been distributed to help families obtain needed breastfeeding resources and support. (View the English and Spanish Resource Guides) The Coalition sponsors health care professional breastfeeding education programs, and conducted a county-wide billboard campaign with the slogan "GOOD HEALTH BEGINS WITH BREASTFEEDING" in English and Spanish. Brochures for employers and employees on working and breastfeeding were developed jointly by the Coalition, the March of Dimes and Children’s Hospital. An interactive CD ROM, "Breastfeeding & The Bottom Line" was developed for human resource managers and employers.
A culturally appropriate, bilingual prenatal education curriculum for Hispanic women. Eight sessions provide information about healthy pregnancy, create a supportive environment that promotes healthy behaviors and empowers participants to become assertive, informed consumers of prenatal care services. Includes assessment tools, background information, step-by-step lesson plans and participant handouts. Available in two formats: a 3-ring binder or a CD-ROM.
WIC provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.
The mission of the Department of Child Support Services is to promote the well-being of children and the self-sufficiency of families by delivering first-rate child support establishment, collection, and distribution services that help both parents meet the financial, medical, and emotional needs of their children.