Senator Darrell Steinberg Joins Us For the 5TH Anniversary Celebration Of the MHSA Housing Program from the Villas At Gower In Los Angeles! Also Discussing the Impact of MHSA Funding Are Nenick Vu and Natalie Nguyen Who Join Jennifer Whitney On Our Prop. 63 Mental Health Services Action Segment!

It’s been five years since the MHSA Housing Program launched and it’s already made quite an impact!  The “Father” of voter approved Proposition 63 – The Mental Health Services Act -   Senator Darrell Steinberg was in Los Angeles for the 5th year Anniversary Event and the beautiful new Villas at Gower in Hollywood.  Los Angeles County Director of Department of Mental Health Marvin J. Southard and LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky both discuss the incredible impact that the program has made both with those who need stable housing most as well as the bottom line impact.  LA County Public Affairs Director Kathleen Piche’ joined us in studio to give more information on the more than 33 housing projects JUST in LA County!

Prop. 63 makes a difference in each County and community statewide.  This week,  we learn about the Hmong community’s unique history and their needs in terms of mental health care.  A big part of the study and focus of Prop. 63 funding has been to “reduce disparities and be culturally competent” in outreach and services to California’s many diverse communities.  Nenick and Natalie join Jennifer on our Prop. 63 Mental Health Services Action Segment to discuss the Hmong history and how MHSA funding has made an impact on the Hmong community,  the nation’s largest here in California!

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  1. William
    April 26, 2013 at 5:19 pm #

    Another bullying misconception is that bullying most commonly occurs in high school rather than in younger children. Studies have shown that bullying occurs at all ages but the most common ages are in middle school, not high school and elementary. Children from 9-13 years old are the most likely ages to bully. Children in this age group are just beginning to face stress in school and the pressure to fit in, so bullying becomes a common way to cope with these problems.Many people think that remarks made with bullying most commonly target intelligence and are meant to demean a person. Studies suggest, however, that the most common insults used while bullying are about a kid’s perceived sexual orientation. As ridiculous as it sounds, this is the most common thing kids tease each other about. Finding socially unacceptable faults such as these make some children easier targets for bullying. There are many bullying misconceptions and truly understanding what bullying is will help to stop and prevent it.

    • wendy
      April 27, 2013 at 12:19 am #

      Thanks William! Very insightful and we’ve heard this on our shows as well. Thanks for listening!

  2. Grearamit
    April 26, 2013 at 9:40 pm #

    Cyber bullying is also easier to do than traditional bullying. All it takes is a few key strokes and a cyber bully can humiliate their target. Children are less inhibited when online and it is not as hard to bully when it is over a computer. Traditional bullies had to have the courage to physically bully another child or at least use comments to their face.
    Cyber bullies have to use much less effort and can be more impulsive.Traditional bullies could only act out on their victims when they saw them. This confined bullying to school and places that children interacted face to face. Cyber bullies can bully others any time as cell phones and computers are both at home and at school. Traditional bullies could not hurt others at home, but with cyber bullies, home is usually where bullying occurs via the computer. This leaves no safe place for the targets of bullying to go as computers are essential nowadays for completing schoolwork and communicating with friends.

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