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Kids Do Better When Fathers Are Involved

June 14, 2019
Ryan Imondi
When McGyver first became a father 10 years ago, he wanted a different relationship with his children than he experienced with his own...
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CII Summer Slide

Preventing the Summer Slide Sets Kids Up for Success

June 13, 2019
Ryan Imondi
While summer vacation has just started for kids across Los Angeles, Children’s Institute’s early childhood educators are making su...
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CII foster youth honored at graduation

Dream BIG Graduation Caps Major Milestone for Foster Youth

June 4, 2019
Ryan Imondi
Sean Anders, the writer and director of last year’s hit film Instant Family, addressed an audience of high school seniors dressed in...
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What is Childhood Trauma?

May 28, 2019
Ryan Imondi
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are stressful or traumatic events that children experience before age 18, such as violence at hom...
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Children's Institute Watts

The Long-Reaching Effects of Toxic Stress in Watts

May 23, 2019
Ryan Imondi
Donny Joubert knew it was hard growing up in South Los Angeles, but he had not anticipated how bleak it was until the winter of 2005 w...
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