Local nonprofits have nominated 29 men and women for the honor of 2014 Man and Woman of the Year. The winners will be announced at the Recognition Dinner on May 2 at the Valencia Hyatt. Tickets are available online.
The Child and Family Center and city of Santa Clarita are partnering to offer a free "Parents Night" workshop on Tuesday. A local therapist will help parents learn how to motivate children to strive for academic success.
College of the Canyons is hosting a free forum on Friday addressing mental health issues among veterans and the services available to them. The event is geared towards college and university employees and counts toward Continuing Education Hours.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will receive a report from the Probation Department at their Tuesday meeting, summarizing the effect of Assembly Bill 109 and prison realignment during the second year of the program.
Pending Board approval, the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health may alter more than 100 contracts with mental health service providers--including the Child and Family Center--due to Medi-Cal eligibility changes under the Affordable Care Act.
Steve Sturgeon and Elizabeth Hobb, this year's Man and Woman of the Year, are giving back to the non profits that nominated them, with the proceeds from the award banquet held in May. Each are donating $1,000.
Mental Health is often associated with a stigma that College of the Canyons and Child and Family Center staff would like to dispel. They are offering a free two-day Mental Health First Aid Training for students and community members.
To help parents understand bullying, the effects it has their child and available resources, City of Santa Clarita staff and Domestic Violence Center volunteers are holding a free "Stop Bullying!" workshop at the Canyon Country Community Center on June 11.