This grant supports the UCLA Global Center for Children and Families in a six-month planning process for a school-based family wellness center in a low-income neighborhood of Los Angeles. This center will be modeled after the UCLA Family Commons, an innovative wellness center that offers family coaching, parenting workshops, and classes that target all aspects of well being: physical, mental, emotional and environmental. It uses family coaches and instructors who provide tools and information, practical solutions, and activities that engage hard-to-reach populations. This new school-based center will serve Latino and Korean families through use of evidence-based and culturally competent practices grounded in the latest science on parenting and the development of healthy children. Embedded in the school district, this project represents a place-based, prevention-oriented health care model that acknowledges families' common need for affordable, accessible behavioral health care. This funding will cover the final stages of the planning process, leading up to the opening of the UCLA Family Commons in the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools.
Amount Awarded $99,933.00
Awarded on: 12/9/2010
Time frame: 12/1/2010 - 5/31/2011
Grant Number: 68477
11000 Kinross Avenue, Suite 211
Los Angeles, CA, 90095-1406