Author Archives: Anna Henderson

Success With Ready4Routines Offers Opportunities for Expansion

Ready4Routines Together with Harvard University’s Center for the Developing Child and Frontiers of Innovation, we’ve developed an innovative intervention program called Ready4Routines (R4R) to strengthen the executive function skills and relationship quality of parents and their children. R4R has already demonstrated strong outcomes in two national pilots. This year, we are entering a 3rd round …read more

Health Neighborhoods: Improving Communities Across The Lifespan

Our Health Neighborhood improves the health, mental health and stability of our community by addressing and preventing trauma across the lifespan— and its transmission from generation to generation. Trauma at the Root – In the last few decades, what we’ve learned about mental illness transforms how we can treat and prevent it: we know 50% …read more

WIN’s 10th Anniversary with First Lady of Los Angeles, Amy Elaine Wakeland

October 20th was a beautiful evening in Hancock Park for WIN’s 10th Anniversary: A Decade of Helping and Healing Families.  First Lady of Los Angeles, Amy Elaine Wakeland shared her vision for a happier, healthier Los Angeles–and her personal connection to the deep impacts of early childhood experiences on the health, happiness and future creativity of our …read more

Evening at the Angeleno Group

  WIN Board Members Renee Delphin-Rodriguez and Nina Tepper hosted a lively discussion on neuroscience, early brain development and trauma for an intimate group of friends and colleagues on Wednesday, June 8th. Yaniv Tepper provided a spectacular view of Los Angeles at his Angeleno Group offices—a fitting backdrop for the theme of the evening: the …read more

WIN Receives a Generous Grant from The S. Mark Taper Foundation for Children’s Mental Health

The S. Mark Taper Foundation awarded Westside Infant-Family Network (WIN) a $100,000 grant to support  mental health services for Los Angeles’ most vulnerable families—families who are working with WIN therapists and case managers to overcome intergenerational trauma so whole families can thrive at home, in school, at work and in their communities. Click Here

NYT: Panel Calls for Depression Screenings During and After Pregnancy

“Women should be screened for depression during pregnancy and after giving birth, an influential government-appointed health panel said Tuesday, the first time it has recommended screening for maternal mental illness. The recommendation, expected to galvanize many more health providers to provide screening, comes in the wake of new evidence that maternal mental illness is more …read more

Healing the Whole Family

When Carlos* was just 5 months old, his survival depended on extensive intestinal surgery.  While recovering, he contracted an infection and spent weeks in intensive care.  His mother, Maria, was so anxious she refused to leave his side and rarely bathed, ate or slept. Carlos cried constantly: the moment a nurse entered or he heard footsteps, …read more

FY 2015 Outcomes: Impacting Families’ Lives in LA

It 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 …read more

WIN: Changing the Future Today

Siuna Morales began to notice a pattern: the women attending her domestic violence support group for mothers on public assistance, and the teens referred to counseling for truancy were struggling with the same thing—they’d had deeply traumatic childhoods.   These women and young men told her how they were still haunted by memories of their parents’ …read more

NYT: Beyond Education Wars

“Growing evidence suggests what does work to break the poverty cycle: Start early in life, and coach parents to stimulate their children. Randomized controlled trials, the gold standard of evidence, have shown this with programs like Nurse-Family Partnership, Reach Out and Read, and high-quality preschool. These kinds of interventions typically produce cognitive gains that last …read more