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400 suitcases

400 Suitcases

In 1995, when the Willard Psychiatric Center in Willard, NY was closed..

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A young boy holds hands with a woman and hides his face in her dress.  He is wearing a blue and gray shirt, has brown hair, and is of Persian descent.  The woman is wearing a black casual dress with a pattern and her face does not appear in the frame.  The little boy appears sad or upset, his face is hidden.  Photographed outdoors on a sidewalk in a residential neighborhood, the background features grass and trees.

The adversity of trauma extends across generations

Parents who faced severe stress and trauma early in their lives,,,

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Graduation 2018

DV Graduates Celebrate Their New Beginnings


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border crisis

Amanecer Statement on the Administration’s Border Policy

… is heartless and unacceptable.

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What are clients say

What our clients say about us.

May 2018 Amanecer Survey of Clients

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Because of Amanecer

Because of Amanecer…

In 2017, nearly 3,000 Unaccompanied Migrant Children (UMC) arrived in LA County…

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subtle trauma

Subtle Trauma

Even the smallest childhood traumas can strongly influence our adult lives.

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Oprah on 60 minutes

Treating childhood trauma

Oprah Winfrey reports on how childhood trauma plays…

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older adults

Public mental health care for older Californians is lacking as need grows

“Older adults often have multiple chronic illnesses which complicate mental health care.”

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sexual harrassment

How sexual harassment can affect mental health

Few people know how to recognize the mental health issues that happen after harassment…

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