How These 3 Tips can Help You and Your Family

While parenting can be stressful at times, it also has its rewards. Maira Lopez, El Centro de Amistad case manager, discovered the joy of teaching parenting to a group of mothers whose children attend Telfair Elementary in Pacoima. For 13 weeks, participants come together to learn child development basics, communications skills, anger management techniques, self-care, […]

Make Parenting A Pleasure: A Series of Workshops to Help Families

El Centro de Amistad Presents: Making Parenting A Please A Series of Workshops to Help Families Making Parenting A Pleasure has been proven to help families of young children alleviate family stress. Parenting is the most challenging and important job there is. This thirteen-session course gives families strategies and skills that will reduce family stress, help […]

Tips on How to Address Trauma with Children

By Sara Pineda, El Centro de Amistad Program Director After being exposed to the news, world events including natural disasters and violent tragedies that impact our lives, it’s not uncommon for children and adults to experience some fear, anxiety, or depression. For some parents it may be difficult to talk to their children to address some of […]

Setting Goals to Ensure Greater Impact

July marks El Centro de Amistad’s board of directors’ installation, and the board members have much to be proud of for their previous year of accomplishments. Under the leadership of Luis Cervantes, who is serving as the president for the third year, the agency has seen significant growth. Some accomplishments Luis cites are policy changes […]

El Centro de Amistad Welcomes New Executive Director Tamika Farr

San Fernando, CA — On September 9, 2013 El Centro De Amistad welcomed Tamika Farr as its newly appointed Executive Director. Tamika Farr previously served as the Executive Director of the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley. While under Farr’s leadership, the YWCA was named Pasadena Star News 2012 Non-Profit of the Year. Prior to joining the YWCA, Farr worked with […]