Child Abuse Prevention Month April 2019
El Nido Family Centers’ Early Head Start Healthy Families Fair Brought Awareness to Child Abuse Prevention Month
- Sponsored by Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities -
El Nido Family Centers’ Early Head Start program held a Healthy Families Fair that highlighted awareness of April’s Child Abuse Prevention Month on Saturday, March 30. The activities for the day demonstrated ways to deal more effectively with stress while building stronger families.
Over 100 El Nido children and parents took part in activities which included play and art experiences that could help children work through trauma. New children's books, dance, art activities, dental checks, PBS Kids Mobile Lab, car seat safety, healthy breathing, healthy home demos, well child and adult health checks, healthy water activities, and stress management resources were all part of the fun-filled fair.
We graciously thank Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities for once again sponsoring the Healthy Families Fair. They provided valuable time and energy to the day.

El Nido reported that 97% of their families receiving child abuse treatment did not have subsequent instances of abuse or neglect in 2017-2018.
Castelblanco Law Group
The Children's Partnership
Esperanza Community Housing
Grossman Burn Centers - Debbie Karama
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
L.A. Care
L.A. County Dept. Public Social Services
- CalFresh
Los Angeles City Attorney
- Victim Assistance Program
Los Angeles Public Library
- Hyde Park Branch
Los Angeles Trial Lawyers' Charities
PBS SoCal
SHIELDS for Families
South Bay Children's Health Center
Spreading Mindfulness - Angie Glauber
UCLA School of Dentistry
UCLA/USC Echo Dental Screenings
Univision 34 of Los Angeles
Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez , 7th District, making vegetarian tamales with El Nido mothers in our Teaching Café under the guidance of our Culinary Instructor, Wendy Centeno . Thank you for supporting our garden to table program at our Pacoima FamilySource Center that will soon be offering delicious and nutritious meals to the community.
El Nido GRYD Gaming Helps Youth Learn Tech Skills
GRYD Gaming Group students
El Nido GRYD (Gang Reduction and Youth Development) Gaming program is off to a great start at our Pacoima FamilySource Center . The goals of the class are to promote positive peer relationships, interpersonal skills, and collaboration.

We thank Diane Sherman for her recent donation of additional laptops. We also are grateful to those who have volunteered their time in the classroom.

José M. Beltrán, MA, El Nido GRYD Program Manager , says,
“We have seen our youth from different neighborhoods work together and form productive relationships.”
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