First5/LA: Children’s Bureau Oakwood Family Resource Center

Mission: Children’s Bureau is committed to providing vulnerable children — especially in the early years — the foundation necessary to become caring and productive adults by:

Preventing child abuse and neglect;

Protecting, nurturing and treating abused children;

Enhancing the potential of families and communities to meet the needs of their children;

Advancing the welfare of children and families through superior programs in foster care, adoptions, child development, parent education, mental health, research and advocacy.

Vision: Our vision is to significantly change the lives of at-risk children by providing state-of-the-art child abuse prevention and treatment services. While increasing the scope, depth and volume of services, we will engage in continuous discovery through research to determine and implement what works and be a passionate advocate on behalf of children and families.

Video produced and directed for First5/LA by Marshall Thompson, marshall@prvideo.tv, 310-403-2507

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