Items Tagged ‘family’

February 26, 2018

UCLA’s Best Kept Secret

By proudUCLAmom jtperez

I am the proud mother of a gorgeous, funny, helpful and talented little boy who has a disability. During one of our visits to his Developmental Specialist, it was mentioned that he may benefit from attending the UCLA Intervention Program. I was amazed that such a program existed, let alone in UCLA. I am an […]

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Tags: children with disabilities, children's health, Developmental Specialist, family, patient stories, teacher, UCLA Intervention Program


Parents and their children learn to reduce conflict, boost social skills

February 16, 2017

Parents and their children learn to reduce conflict, boost social skills

By uclahealth uclahealth

More than 2,000 families have passed through the doors of the UCLA Parenting and Children’s Friendship Program since it was founded almost 35 years ago. While each of those families faced unique challenges, they were all working toward the same goal: finding better ways to interact. The program helps families accomplish that with small-group parenting courses […]

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Tags: adolescent psychiatry, adolescents, bedtime routines, best friend, caregivers, child psychiatry, depression, Dr. Shilpa Baweja, families, family, friends, friendship


Safety, kindness and a watchful eye are needed for older holiday guests

December 12, 2016

Safety, kindness and a watchful eye are needed for older holiday guests

By Simi Singer simisinger

Most of us enjoy the time we spend with friends and family over the holidays. But for many older adults, get-togethers can be especially stressful, confusing or even perilous when they are out of their regular environment and routines. Raising awareness of issues and situations that may arise with older guests can help make the […]

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Tags: Dr David Reuben, elderly, family, family dynamic, family gatherings, geriatrics, holidays, video


Family friction: Six strategies for happier holidays

November 14, 2016

Family friction: Six strategies for happier holidays

By uclahealth uclahealth

Holidays bring families together, for better or worse. If spending time with your extended family is a recipe for stress, you’re not alone. With a bit of planning, you can take the edge off and re-focus on the positive parts of spending holidays with your family. 1. Agree to disagree. We all want to be […]

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Tags: aggression, anger, blood pressure, blood-sugar levels, depression, families, family, family stress, happier holidays, holiday stress, holidays, managing stress


Sisters become doctors, lawyers after childhood of farm labor

July 13, 2016

Sisters become doctors, lawyers after childhood of farm labor

By Elaine Schmidt elaineschmidt

Luz Corona Gomez never forgot what her mother advised her sisters and her 20 years ago, as they crouched in the dust to help their parents pick grapes from the sweltering farm fields of the San Joaquin Valley. “She said, ‘You have to get an education, so you don’t work in the dirt like us,’ […]

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Tags: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, family, farm worker, grape picker, gynecology, high achievers, Hispanic, immigrant, Latino, low-income, Mexico, minority