Foothill Family, CA

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Building Brighter Futures for Children and Families

Foothill Family builds brighter futures by empowering children and families in our community to overcome challenges and achieve success in relationships, school and work.  Rooted in caring since 1926, Foothill Family provides a broad range of community-based mental health and social services to at-risk children and families in the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys, Glendale, and Burbank.

In Partnership with Pomona’s Promise, Project Sister Family Services, House of Ruth, and San Gabriel Valley Conservation Corp., Foothill Family has created the Pomona Family Violence Treatment Network.  Our focus is to reduce incidents of domestic violence amongst families, youth, and children in the Pomona community through in-home supportive service models, evidence-based and best practice group treatment approaches to parenting, dating, and addressing child trauma, and providing ongoing training to community based organizations to increase Pomona’s access to domestic violence focused care.

In-Home Case Management – Families are offered free in-home targeted case management to assist with community linkage, advocacy and support, and basic need assistance to increase resiliency in survivors of domestic violence.

Safe Dates Groups – An adolescent dating abuse prevention curriculum provided to teens 11 – 21 years old.  Groups are 5 consecutive weeks and are free to Pomona youth.

Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) – An evidence-based parenting model that focuses on increasing a parent’s knowledge, skills, and confidence when addressing challenging child behaviors; reducing the prevalence of mental health and abuse amongst children and adolescents.

A Window Between Worlds Workshops – Art Transforming Trauma; this program utilizes a transformative art therapy program that empowers children and their communities impacted by violence and abuse.  Groups are free pop-up workshops and are focused on children age 2 – 12 years old.

Building Community Capacity – This 40-hour DV intensive training is facilitated by our community partner, House of Ruth, Inc., and is offered to an expanded group of community members, local leaders, parents/caregivers, Interns, and social services workers. The training has two goals: to enhance awareness about DV and the negative impact it has on children, parents, and families; and to build the capacity of participants who will be equipped to serve as DV advocates and educators in their jobs and across the larger community.

For more information contact Mariela Rivera: mrivera@foothillfamily.org

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