FY 2015 Outcomes: Impacting Families’ Lives in LA

Carlos EditedIt has been a fantastic year for WIN families and for our award-winning program:

  • Young children and parents dealing with complex intergenerational trauma are exceeding developmental outcome goals, improving their relationships, and reducing parental stress and depression through our in-home therapy and cross-agency support services.
  • We’ve opened our services to the greater community and welcomed a new Community Partner, El Nido Family Centers Early Head Start, to the WIN Network family.
  • We’ve expanded our internship program to bring critically needed new, bilingual talent to the field.
  • And, through our ongoing partnership with Harvard University, we are bringing earlier screening and innovative universal interventions to Los Angeles families.

Early childhood mental health problems are one of the greatest hidden crises in Los Angeles and throughout our nation; they are at the root of so many chronic health and social problems later in life, including substance abuse, depression, homelessness—and much of the mass violence we’ve mourned over the last decades. At WIN, we’re working to address future harm though earlier detection and treatment: we’ve begun screening pregnant women at Venice Family Clinic for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), so we can begin helping moms heal before children are born. We’re working with Westside Children’s Center to pilot an innovative dual-generation curriculum called Ready4Routines we’ve developed through our ongoing partnership with Harvard University and five other agencies across North America to increase the executive functions and relationship quality of parents and children. It is based on the platform of family routines and designed for preschool and Head Start settings—and if research proves it effective, it could help families nationwide.

Click here to see the WIN Outcomes for FY 2015. They will tell you much more about our impacts in Los Angeles and beyond.