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Category: Wellness


Five Tips to Become At Ease with IEPs

By Jimmy Fernandez Editor’s Note:  In his role as a program specialist at Hillsides Education Center, Jimmy Fernandez coordinates and facilitates the majority of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings for the school’s students.  Here, as the new school year…

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Seven Ways to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence

By Leslie Santana Psychologist Howard Gardner, a John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs professor of cognition and education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education at Harvard University, argued that instead of intelligence being a single ability, humans had the ability…

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Eight Tips that Spell School Success for Your Child

By Alison Bell Hard to believe, summer is almost over and school is about to begin. How to start this year right for your child?  Here are some easy, researched-backed tips  that will help your child be a success in…

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Seven Expert Tips on How to Help a Family or Friend Experiencing Domestic Violence

Editor’s Note:  For those readers who recently watched the hit HBO series “Big Little Lies,” you may still be reeling from the shocking domestic violence scenes  that revealed that domestic violence can be present where it is least suspected.  Unfortunately…

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Four Key Elements Youth Should Consider Before Job Hunting

Editor’s Note:  Hillsides Youth Moving On Program provides workforce development services to 325 current and former foster youth annually. The cornerstone of these services is the Los Angeles TAY Collaborative job training curriculum created by Columbia University in New York,…

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