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  • The Source
    Fall 2008
  • The Source
    Fall 2008
  • Therapeutic Communities
    Spring 2008
  • Orphans of Addiction
    Los Angeles Times November 16, 1997

Read up on our work and progress in the field

April 1st, 2013

Post Release Community Supervision – Ellis Gillet on The Results of Hard Work

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March 14th, 2013

Class on parenting becomes a journey through loss, grief and hope


December 6th, 2012

L.A. Black Porsche Club to host 17th Annual Toy Run Shields for Families Center in Compton to receive hundreds of gifts for homeless and at-risk families


June 12th, 2012

Senate Caucus Highlights SHIELDS Family Centered Treatment
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June 1st, 2012

Reducing The U.S. Demand For Illegal Drugs

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February 27th, 2012

Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Weekly: Funding Is Priority For Family-Oriented Program


October 12th, 2011

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Prevention Initiative Demonstration Project (PIDP) – Year Two Evaluation Summary Report – Volume 2

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October 12th, 2011

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Prevention Initiative Demonstration Project (PIDP) – Year Two Evaluation Summary Report – Volume 1

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October 12th, 2011

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Prevention Initiative Demonstration Project (PIDP) – Year Two Evaluation Summary Report – Executive Summary

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October 12th, 2011

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Prevention Initiative Demonstration Project (PIDP) – Year Two Evaluation Summary Report – Brief Executive Summary

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July 20th, 2011

Taking the First Steps: Experiences of Six Community/State Teams Addressing Racism’s Impacts on Infant Mortality

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July 5th, 2011

TCA News – Across The Nation:SHIELDS for Families


June 13th, 2011

Community Medicine: A child welfare system extends its reach to all South Los Angeles families in need

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December 1st, 2010

The Source – Strategies for Retaining Pregnant and Postpartum Substance Abusing Women at SHIELDS for Families, Inc.

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October 29th, 2010

Catalysts for Change: How California Nonprofits Can Deliver Direct Services And Transform Communities

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September 23rd, 2010

A Qualitative Study of Exodus Graduates: Family-Focused Residential Substance Abuse Treatment as an Option for Mothers to Retain or Regain Custody and Sobriety in Los Angeles

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June 1st, 2010

Co-occurring Disorders Treatment at Homeless CalWORKs Families Project Sites


January 31st, 2010

The Health Project – C. Everett Koop National Health Awards

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September 15th, 2009

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Prevention Initiative Demonstration Project (PIDP)

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September 15th, 2009

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Prevention Initiative Demonstration Project (PIDP) – Year One Evaluation Summary Report – Full Report

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September 15th, 2009

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Prevention Initiative Demonstration Project (PIDP) – Year One Evaluation Summary Report – Executive Summary

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August 21st, 2009

LA County DCFS – Using Upfront Assessments to Provide Better Services to Families

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June 11th, 2009

Los Angeles Sentinel: SHIELDS for Families Receives Recognition


February 1st, 2009

Stories of Practice Change – What Flexible Funding Means to the Children and Families of Los Angeles County

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December 25th, 2008

Los Angeles WAVE – Back On Their Feet: With the help of a program designed for their needs, people whose backgrounds make it difficult to find work receive a second chance at starting a career

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November 1st, 2008

PR Newswire – Mothers and Children of Keith Village Recovery Program Receive Special Treats on Halloween from ACE Cash Express


September 1st, 2008

The Source – Keeping Kids at Home: Family Centered Treatment at SHIELDS for Families, Inc.

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July 31st, 2008

ABC News 10: State Lawmakers Push to Improve Foster Care System


May 12th, 2008

Funding Families-Centered Treatment for Women With Substance Use Disorders

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April 15th, 2008

Family-Centered Therapeutic Community Treatment

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May 7th, 2007

Kathryn Icenhower named National Recovery Month’s Expert


January 21st, 2006

Meth and Child Welfare: Promising Solutions for Children, their Parents and Grandparents

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January 31st, 2004

Journal of the Center for Families, Children and the Courts

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December 1st, 2003

National Healthy Start Association – Success Story: Healthy Start Program Focuses on Substance Abusing Women

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August 1st, 2003

LAPIC Initiates Service Exchange Project in Los Angeles

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March 3rd, 2003

Little Hoover Commission – For Our Health & Safety: Joining Forces to Defeat Addiction

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December 21st, 2002

Los Angeles County Prevention File – Q & A with Kathryn Icenhower

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December 1st, 2002

Prevention File, Los Angeles County – Q&A with Kathryn Icenhower

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September 1st, 2001

California Institute for Mental Health – The CalWORKS Project: Overcoming Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs and Domestic Violence Barriers to Employment


July 1st, 2001

California Conference of Local Directors of Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health


November 16th, 1997

Los Angeles Times – Orphans of Addiction

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April 17th, 1997

Los Angeles Times: Healing Shattered Lives-and Families


January 31st, 1995

C. Everett Koop National Health Awards<

Conferences, meetings and symposiums where SHIELDS presented