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WIN has become a national model for cross-agency, cross-sector, collaborative services and has made significant outreach to share these best practices with other organizations. It has also become a major provider of professional-level training for clinicians throughout Southern Los Angeles— and most importantly, it has changed the course of hundreds of parents’ and children’s lives.

Below is a list of selected accomplishments:


  • Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University: Ready4Routines is now in its third pilot, including a randomized control trial of 330 child-parent dyads across the nation. We are developing this product for market with support from Harvard.


  • First 5: WIN is appointed to First 5’s county-wide, “Trauma-Informed Systems Change” taskforce.
  • Maternal Mental Health Now (MMHN): WIN becomes a member of the executive steering committee.


  • WIN was declared the first LA County Department of Mental Health-designated Health Neighborhood in SPA 5, bringing together health, mental health and substance abuse services (amongst many others) to address intergenerational trauma across the lifespan, with special focus on preventing and healing the early childhood trauma at the root of so many health, mental health and societal problems.
  • Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University: We are in the second phase pilot testing of our dual generation curriculum, Ready4Routines (R4R), we’ve created with Harvard and five other agencies across North America to increase the Executive Function skills and relationship quality of parents and children.

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  • Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University: WIN is currently working with Harvard University and six other FOI members to create a dual-generation intervention to increase the executive function (EF) skills of children and their parents. This effort will be piloted at six sites across the US and Canada in 2015. Research is being conducted by renowned EF researcher Dr. Phil Zelazo at the University of Minnesota.


  • Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University: Selected as one of 12 programs in the nation to sit on the Sites Community Advisory Committee for the Frontiers of Innovation (FOI) initiative—a diverse community designed to catalyze cross-sector, cross-disciplinary collaboration and high-impact strategies for innovation in the field of early childhood policy and practice. FOI is a collaborative effort of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, the National Conference of State Legislatures, and the TruePoint Center for High Performance and High Commitment;


  • Lodestar Foundation’s 2011 Collaboration Prize: Chosen as one of eight finalists in the nation. The prize celebrates organizations in the nonprofit sector who successfully leverage human and financial resources to achieve greater impact and serve as models of collaboration.


  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation: WIN’s Executive Director requested to present at early childhood policy roundtable in Seattle; also participated in ongoing, invitation-only strategic discussions in Washington DC and Chicago;
  • UCLA and USC: Presented graduate-level seminars


  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation: Recognized in 2008 white paper, “Health Matters: The Role of Health and the Health Sector in Place-Based Initiatives for Young Children,” as one of only eight “exemplary early childhood initiatives” in the nation that has successfully integrated efforts across multiple service sectors.
  • Nemours Foundation: Invited to participate in an exclusive, invitation-only roundtable focusing on emerging solutions in Health Information Technology (HIT).


  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (LFP): Chosen as one of only twelve innovative new programs across the nation selected to receive a LFP grant in 2007.