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Category: Wellness


Eighteen Top Book Picks for Summer 2018

By Sherri Ginsberg Editor’s note:  Summer is here, which means your children have more time to read for pleasure. Here, Hillsides’ award-winning librarian Sherri Ginsberg, gives some top book  recommendations for children of all ages.      Readers 4 –…

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How One Social Worker Has the Right Stuff for the Joy and Heartache of Foster Care

by Alison Bell What is it like in the day of a foster care social worker?  It’s both harder and more rewarding than you might think. Patience and wisdom.  Check. Ability to smooth over potential conflicts with skill of a…

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Could You Be a Foster Parent?

 By Elizabeth Mariscal With over 21,000 children in foster care in Los Angeles County, we need to ask ourselves, who is going to help raise these children when their biological families cannot?  They say it takes a village to raise…

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What to Do if You Suspect Child Abuse

by Alison Bell With April being National Child Abuse Prevention Month, here are some startling statistics from the National Children’s Alliance: Nearly 700,000 children are abused in the U.S annually. An estimated 676,000 children (unique incidents) were victims of abuse and…

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From Awareness to Action: A Journey of Understanding the LA Homelessness Crisis

By Cristian Bojin   Each night I get to be home with my beautiful wife and 5-year-old daughter. Often, as my wife and I are tucking our daughter into her cozy bed, we tell her how much we love her….

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