Strengthening Families Blog

Shining a light on domestic violence

“Trauma may happen to you, but it can never define you.” ― Melinda Longtin Home is a safe haven for some, but others may see their home as a war zone filled with trauma, fear, and pain. This month of Domestic…
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Spooky spider craft for some fall time fun

The fall season is typically cooler and many of us associate the shift in weather with changing leaves, pumpkins and creepy crawlers. This craft gives kids a chance to make their own eight-legged creatures with popsicle sticks and cotton balls.…
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Track the weather with this fun craft

In southern California, we’re fortunate to have sunshine much of the year. In fact, Los Angeles is sunny on average 284 days of the year. Sometimes it’s cloudy, other days windy, and on rare occasions, we see rain. Teaching children…
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Ages and Stages: Tracking child development

Every child grows and develops differently, doing things at their own pace. While each child’s development is unique, there are certain milestones that many children reach at certain stages of life. Understanding these milestones gives parents and caregivers the chance…
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Craft: Make a sand-print with simple ingredients

The artwork children create make for great keepsakes but this craft, especially, will be a sweet reminder of your young one’s childhood. The sand clay handprint craft uses simple ingredients and lets kids explore new textures. This project is suitable…
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