April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

This April in America, we take an annual observance to raise awareness of childhood abuse around the country and also — a promise to prevent it. Whether we’re donating our time as an advocate

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THE 16TH ANNUAL CARNIVAL AT THE PIER

The Angelic Auxiliary, a fundraising group for Children’s Bureau, hosted the 16th Annual Carnival at the Pier on Sunday, March 4th. At the iconic Pacific park on the Santa Monica Pier, over 700 children

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Importance of Good Nutrition for Young Children

In the United States, nearly one in every five children has obesity. Considering this percentage has tripled since the 1970’s, the importance of nutrition for children is at an all-time high. Although there is

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The Benefits of Foster Care

There are 64,000 foster children in California alone, 21,000 of those being in Los Angeles County. Of those children living with foster families, 500 are unable to return to their family and are waiting

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The Role of Family in Child Development

Child playing

Humans rely heavily on learning for child development. Because we are not born knowing how to behave in society, we have to learn many of the behaviors from the environment around us growing up.

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Thanksgiving at Children’s Bureau

In the lobby of our Magnolia Place location stands our Thankful Tree, a seasonal children’s craft. Colorful leaves, each with a handwritten note of gratitude from our children and families, adorn the trunk and

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10 Benefits of Volunteering at a NonProfit

There is nothing quite as humbling and rewarding as seeing your hard work transform the lives of many. One way to accomplish this is through volunteering at non-profit organizations in your local community. By

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Our Stand Against Racism

There is not a more relevant time than now for Children’s Bureau of Southern California to make this declaration: Racism is detrimental to helping all children thrive in strong families and communities. We call upon

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Why Fatherhood Engagement Matters

When it comes to the growth and development of young children, fatherhood engagement is an incredibly important influencer. In fact, research has shown that children benefit directly from the involvement of a father figure

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The Importance of Reading to Your Children

Dad reading to his children

It’s undeniable that a child’s reading skills are important to their success in school, work, and life in general. And it is very possible to help ensure your child’s success by reading to them

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