August is Child Support Awareness Month, and to celebrate the Solano County Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) reminds parents that their support can fundamentally shape their children’s future.
A child’s life is full of firsts, including a first bike lesson, first pair of shoes and first science fair project. With a parent’s support, these firsts may lead to the next great racing champion, fashion designer or world renowned scientist. For more than 1.3 million children in California, many of these firsts were made possible because one or both parents chose to participate in California’s Child Support Program.
“Child support is more than just providing for the basic needs of our children,” said Alisha Griffin, state director of the California Department of Child Support Services, in a press statement. “Each time a parent teaches them how to ride a bike, lets them be messy and creative, encourages their sports or takes time to play and help them with their homework, they’re helping the child discover a part of themselves.”