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Click here to view images Click here Family Focus SpotlightJuly 2010The Family Focus Spotlight brings you news about trainings, workshops and events in our three valleys (San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley and Antelope Valley), as well as events in Southern California.Our offices will be closed on Monday, July 5 in observance of the July 4th holiday. San Fernando ValleyFree Parent Workshops in the San Fernando ValleyOur San Fernando Valley office, located on the CSUN campus, has free workshops each month.Free Workshop for Parents of Children Birth to Three
Tuesday June 29th
Fire Station 87 (between Mayall and Devonshire)
10124 Balboa Blvd.
Northridge, CA 91324Child development expert Faith Golden presents a free workshop for parents of children from birth-3. Topics will include attachment, behavior and keeping your marriage strong.Summer Music Therapy Group for 3 & 4 Year OldsWhen: Thursdays, July 1st-August 5th (6 weeks)Time: 10am-11amWhere: CSUNFee: $60 per child (includes parking)This group is for children with special challenges ages 3 & 4 years of age with parent participation.We will focus on addressing challenges through interactive music making, movement, vocalizing etc while offering parents techniques for utilizing early responses and using music at home. It would also provide a support for parents and enable them to make contact! Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Contact Theresa at 818-677-6854.Mom's Knitting CampDrop your kids off at camp and once a week enjoy your own camp! Hang out with other Moms, learn to knit or bring your craft of choice to work on. It's fun, it's free and it reduces stress!Every Wednesday July 7th to 28th
10am-12 noonCSUN College of Education (room to be determined)18111 Nordoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8265
Parking: $6.00 or free street parking if available
As part of our Prevention Program, babies and toddlers are welcome. Please bring blankets and toys.Please call Barb or Theresa 818-677-6854 for a list of materials you can buy in advance or purchase at the first class, or for more info.
Santa Clarita ValleyOur office in the Santa Clarita Valley is located in the same building as the North Los Angeles County Regional Center's Santa Clarita branch office at 28470 Avenue Stanford, Suite 105.Drop-in Hours for JulyFree Parent Workshop - Communication & SpeechSpeech-Language Pathologist Courtney Kang will discuss ways to encourage communication and speech in young children, activities you can do at home, and how to recognize signs of possible speech delay.Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Location: Family Focus Resource & Empowerment Center
(28470 Avenue Stanford, Suite 105; Santa Clarita CA 91355)In lieu of scheduled workshops, we will have drop in hours Monday-Friday 8:30am-11:30am (July 1-16). Come by, browse our library, ask questions about the special education process, get a Student Record Notebook or just say hello! Your children can come with you.Make & Take Workshop - Student Record NotebooksAre your child's medical, educational and therapy records in order? Would you like to get organized before the school year starts in August?Bring your child's records to our offices and we will have a make and take workshop. We will supply the notebook, 3 hole punch, suggestions, coffee, and conversation. Let's get to work!Thursday, July 8, 9:00-11:00 orThursday, July 15, 9:00-11:00Limited to 4 participants. Please RSVP to 294-9715.Preschool Transition WorkshopDo you have a child who receives early intervention services and who will turn 3 by January 2011? Come to this workshop to find out more about the process of transitioning preschool, school district programs, ongoing Regional Center services and more.Tuesday, July 20, 9:00am-11:00amProgressive Steps Annex28516 Constellation Rd, ValenciaChildcare and Spanish translation can be provided if you RSVP. Call 661-298-3292.Coming This Fall - Save the Date!Special Needs Resource Fair - Wednesday, Sept 1(Vendors, contact us to participate!) Details to come.
Antelope ValleyWe have two locations in the Antelope Valley -- our new main office in Lancaster at 1028 West Avenue L-12, and our Satellite office in the Library at the Antelope Valley branch of the North Los Angeles County Regional Center at 43210 Gingham Avenue in Lancaster.Our main office phone number has changed. It is now 661-945-9598.Here are some workshops this month:Free Parent Workshops and Support Groups (Avenue L-12 office)Familias Unidas support group (Espanol) - Thursday, July 1 and July 15, 10am-noonFree Parent Workshops and Support Groups (Gingham office)Friends of Autism Support Group, Thursday, July 22, 10-11am "Signing Time" Comes to Santa Clarita!Emmy nominated Signing Time co-creator & star, Rachel Coleman, will be performing in Santa Clarita!
This is a special opportunity for people in the Los Angeles area to see Rachel singing and signing songs from her popular "Signing Time" series. Your children will love the fun songs and will learn great communication skills.
Friday, August 27, 6:00-7:00pm
Northpark Community Church
28310 Kelly Johnson PkwySanta Clarita, CA 91355
A Meet and Greet with Rachel will follow the concert!
Tickets will be sold at the door starting at 5:30pm (cash only, please):
Children (Ages 2-12) - $5.00
Adults (Age 13+) - $10.00For more information, contact Christina Haselbusch at cmhaselbusch@.... Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities are also available.
Art Therapy and Social Skills Group for Children childartChildren (ages 5-8 years) will experience fun and success with peers as they express their feelings and interests through creative art activities. This group welcomes children with special needs.
The group will meet once a week for 1.5 hours for 7 weeks per term (2 terms = 14 total weeks). Parents have the option of enrolling children in one or both terms.Day & Time: Thursdays, 5-6:30pm
Term 1 Begin Date: June 25, 2010 Term 1 End Date: August 5, 2010Term 2 Begin Date: August 12, 2010 Term 2 End Date: Sept 23, 2010
Optional Parent Information Meeting: Thursday, June 18th at 5pm, to introduce the curriculum, collect dues, meet the counselors, and answer questions.Location: Mitchell Family Counseling ClinicCalifornia State University, Northridge18111 Nordhoff StreetNorthridge, CA 91330Fees: $75 per term ($10 per meeting, per 7 meetings, plus $5 materials fee). Payment is collected upfront. Cash or check only, please.
For more information or to enroll, contact Ham Long at 818-677-6860 ext 9473.
Clinical Research OpportunitiesCenter for Healing the Human Spirit in Tarzana, CA has the following clinical research opportunities.
Earn up to $135 by helping researchers!
International researchers need healthy participants for an ADHD Research Study. You can
participate if you are ages 6 to 17, do not have ADHD, have never taken stimulant medication, and
meet the full criteria of this Study. Participation involves a phone pre-screening, two on-site visits,
clinical assessments, and follow up interviews. Participation in this study is completely confidential.Do you have a child ages 6 to 17 with ADHD? Or think your child might have ADHD?
Help international researchers discover ways to make treatment for ADHD with FDA approved medication more effective. You will receive personalized information about your child's ADHD treatment with medication. You can participate if you are age 6 to 17, have ADHD, can take short-acting methylphenidate (Ritalin), and meet the full criteria of this Study. Participation involves a phone pre-screening, two on-site visits, clinical assessments, medication treatment with your existing doctor, and follow up interviews. Participation in this study is completely confidential. You may be compensated up to $135.
Are you Depressed? Sad & Overwhelmed? Are you looking for a new approach?
Help international researchers discover ways to make treatment for major depressive disorder (MDD)
with FDA approved medication more effective. You will receive personalized information about your
(MDD) depression treatment with medication. You can participate if you are age 18 to 65, are clinically depressed, can take any one of the three antidepressant medications being studied, and meet the full criteria of this Study. Participation involves a phone pre-screening, two on-site visits, clinical assessments, treatment with medication with your existing doctor, and follow up interviews. Participation in this study is completely confidential. You may be compensated up to $335 or have your medication covered for up to six months in addition to a small transportation stipend.
"Back to School" Autism/Asperger's Conference The fifth annual "Back to School" Autism/Asperger's conference, sponsored by Autism Conferences of America, comes to Pasadena on Friday & Saturday, August 13 & 14. The conference features a wide range of speakers & topics, including speech, education, social skills, therapy and family life.Click here for complete conference details.Family Focus Resource & Empowerment Center is a grant-funded organization that provides free information, resource referrals, workshops and trainings to parents and guardians who have loved ones with disabilities or special educational needs.Our funders and sponsors include: