A Collaboration with Southern California ACE YVPC

Service Area: Orange County

The Madres a Madres educational workshop combines the knowledge of the community, and best evidence in parent training to strengthen families. This is community-campus collaboration between Latino Health Access, L.A. Net and the Southern California Center of Academic Excellence. This program was developed by community promotoras, the Latino Health Access (LHA) leadership and staff, parents, and Drs. Lyndee Knox (LA Net), Nancy Guerra (Southern California Center of Excellence on Youth Violence Prevention, UC Riverside), and Cristina Jose-Kampfner (LHA & AltaMed). The program combines findings from parenting research and a recent meta-analysis of parent training programs completed by the CDC, and the local knowledge and experience of LHA staff, promotores and mothers from the target communities.

What is Madres a Madres?

The Madres a Madres  is a parent educational workshop for parents and caregivers.  Our workshops are held for two hours each week over the course of four weeks. Through these workshops parents and caregivers will learn how to maintain and improve their family’s mental and emotional well been. They will also learn therapeutic play, positive communication, positive discipline strategies, coping mechanisms and anger management. Parents and caregivers will also learn how to encourage and engage in playtime with their children in ways that will allow their children to reach their dreams.

How do i learn more about the workshop?

For more information or to arrange training in your community, contact Rosy De Prado, Emotional Wellness Program Coordinator at 714-542-7792 ext. 1081 or email at

Do you want to improve your relationship with your kids? We can help

Our Madre a Madre and Dad to Dad program provides the space for parents to share their concerns, knowledge and to learn new ways to have a better relationship with their children.

Bill Moyers recently aired a show which profiles Latino Health Access and one segment highlighted the work of our Madres Promotores:

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Latino Health Access engages and empowers the community, forges partnerships and advocates to achieve health equity for all. Health care is a human right.