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Structure and socialization skills are key, says UCLA Health’s Dr. Shilpa Baweja

By uclahealth • August 15, 2022

Parents need to first process the event themselves, then initiate the conversation

By Leo Smith • May 25, 2022

UCLA Health's Dr. Juan C. Alejos and Dr. Carlos Lerner offer advice for parents

By uclahealth • November 5, 2021

Districts must have approved safety plans, but it also will take vigilance on the part of families

By Sandy Cohen • February 22, 2021

“I have the greatest job in the world,” says Carolina Marvin, a labor and delivery nurse at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “I get to be a part of the creation of a family or I get to be part of the addition to a family, and it’s just the [...]

By uclahealth • August 28, 2018

When my son was first suspected to have autism spectrum disorder, my family was in shock. I was committed to finding the very best early intervention program for my son and toured many places. I was so thankful that my caseworker recommended that I tour the Early Intervention Program at [...]

By April12 • March 5, 2018

We adopted two toddlers from Russia in 2009. Our son was diagnosed with fetal alcohol syndrome within 10 days of coming home. He was later also diagnosed with autism. His sister was also diagnosed many years later with FASD, but she is another story. Regional Center provided in-home services as [...]

By drtracyb • February 26, 2018

Parents, if you have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), don’t keep it from your kids. Talk to them. That’s the message this June, PTSD Awareness Month, from Tom Babayan, a licensed marriage and family therapist at UCLA. Babayan, who helps veterans communicate with their children about their PTSD symptoms, [...]

By Leigh Hopper • June 9, 2017

  A recent story on National Public Radio cited an academic study that suggested many teenage girls in the U.S. may be experiencing more serious depression than boys. And while the usual stressors for teens no doubt still apply—academics, hormones, parents—another increasing reason may be their obsession with [...]

By • May 4, 2017

When it comes to youth sports, concussions have not always been taken seriously. That’s changing rapidly, however, as athletes, coaches and parents are becoming much more aware of the seriousness of these brain injuries. That’s a positive development, because concussions can cause long-term problems with brain function – especially [...]

By uclahealth • February 21, 2017