Amanecer News

Wraparound Anniversary

Wraparound Celebrates Five Years of Success

In June 2006, Amanecer launched the Wraparound Program to provide intensive support and therapy to six children with serious emotional problems and…

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Todd Nelson

A New Beginning for Amanecer

Amanecer means “a new beginning” and it truly is a new day for this agency…

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Hop Aboard

Help Amanecer While Having Fun!

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Ruth Tiscareno

Parent Partner of The Year

Ruth Tiscareno receives the Parent Partner/Advocate of the Year Award

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Dr. Cecil Hoffman

Message from our Founder, Dr. Cecil Hoffman

  It is my pleasure to welcome you to the newly updated website for Amanecer. The agency has grown by leaps and bounds since its founding in 1975.  Although more than three decades have passed, the mission of the agency and the commitment of staff and Board remain very much grounded in the core values […]

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Teen Violence

Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention

February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.   Abuse in dating relationships is common among teens and has the same pattern as adult domestic violence. In both cases, abusive behavior is used to control another person.  Teen abusers try to manipulate their dating partners by making all the decisions, putting them down in […]

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Gov Brown

Governor Brown and the Budget

Governor Jerry Brown released his 266 page budget summary on January 10.  With the projected budget gap of $25.4 billion for 2010-11, it was no surprise that Health and Human Services incurred some significant cuts.   In particular, proposed changes to the Department of Mental Health Services include: use Proposition 63 dollars to fund Early […]

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Clinical depression impacting more Los Angeles residents

Clinical Depression Impacting More Los Angeles Residents

An increase in the number of people diagnosed with clinical depression was reported in a new survey, according to a recent Los Angeles Times article. The report, conducted by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, found that 14% of respondents said they had at some point been diagnosed with depressive disorder, compared with 9% in 1999. […]

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Dina Dinosaur Children's Program

Hope and Help

Our Children’s Clinic introduces two of our newest therapy programs for kids and parents.

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Last Day of Candy Grams

This is our last day of employee candy grams.  We will miss the chocolate.

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