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How to Help Your Children Fight the Winter Back-to-School Blues

By Mei-le Apalucci Once the holidays are over, it’s time for back to school. But often it’s hard for our children to get back into the daily routine of school.  “What we see while everyone is on break is there’s…

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Why residential treatment stays for children should not be cut

Recently a 10-year-old resident experienced a crisis characterized by threats to run away and a manic episode of constant activity. This is a child who has experienced great trauma in his brief life, has been hospitalized numerous times, and requires…

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Why We All Have a Role in Keeping Children Safe

This past week the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors issued a Mission Statement for the recently established Office of Child Protection. It states that “the safety and well-being of all of our children is of highest priority” and highlights…

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The Power of a Simple Gesture this Holiday Season

During the holiday season, the campus residents and the other children and youth we serve submit lists to Santa…One of our volunteers used his influence to not only get a Seahawks poster, but to work with Richard Sherman to have it personally autographed. How cool is that?

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What I Am Thankful For

I was walking through the campus today when I saw one of our students who recently experienced a significant loss in his family, the death of a parent. He seemed to be dealing with it by withdrawing and giving himself…

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