El Nido Family Centers held a Healthy Families Fair as a kick off to April’s National Child Abuse Prevention Month on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at their Manchester Avenue location in Los Angeles.
El Nido families attended this special event which focused on preventing child abuse and neglect. Parents were provided information on effective parenting skills and children were engaged in fun activities that strengthened their development and social skills.
The activities for the day promoted the “protective factors”; skills that help parents deal more effectively with stressful events and eliminate risks in families. Activities included: distribution of 1,800 free new children’s books, Zumba, art activities, PBS Kids Mobile Lab, car seat safety, healthy breathing, healthy home demos, well child checks, adult health checks, healthy water activities, and stress management resources.
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We thank our generous participants, volunteers and donors for helping to make our health fair a success!
Ms. Luz Avila-Kyncl
California Department of Public Health
Cal State University LA Student Dietetic Association
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of LA
Department of Public Social Services
Esperanza Community Housing
Holy Annunciation Coptic Orthodox Church
Morningside Primary Care
PBS SoCal KOCE, PBS Kids Mobile Lab
Richstone Family Center
Shields for Families
South Bay Children’s Health Center
South Central Los Angeles Regional Center
UMMA Community Clinic