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WHAT CAN YOU DO TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILD'S ACADEMIC AND SOCIAL SUCCESS?

Come join a community study 

led by Dr. Joyce Javier 

to LEARN MORE and HELP IMPROVE  

the well-being of Filipino youth.

IT IS EASY TO PARTICIPATE

WHAT PARENTS THINK OF THE STUDY AND PROGRAM

The Filipino Family Health Initiative

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What

The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of a parent education program entitled, "The Incredible Years" on the Filipino community. The goal of this program to strengthen parent-child relationships and promote the social and academic success of our children. 

Eligibility

  • Filipino
  • A parent of a child age 8-12 years old
  • Living in Southern California

How

Please call (323)691-0529 or email at incredible.filipino.families@gmail.com to learn more about this study and determine your eligibility. 

Benefits to you

You may learn positive parenting skills that can ultimately improve your child's behavior and success in school, prevent behavioral problems in children, and improve family communication and problem-solving. 

Benefits to society

The proposed research will provide important information on how parenting programs can prevent emotional and behavioral issues among Filipino youth. 

PARENT TESTIMONIALS: THE INCREDIBLE YEARS

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About Us

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Dr. Joyce Javier

 Joyce Javier, MD, MPH, MS  is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California.  She is a primary care pediatrician and physician scientist whose research over the past 16 years has focused on optimizing the well-being of Filipino American youth.  Her work has been funded by the National Institute of Health’s Eunice Kennedy National Institute for Child Health and Development and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.  


Link to Publications

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Team Kapwa

Team Kapwa  is a multidisciplinary team of health professionals and 

community partners  whose vision is to create a culture of mental health 

and healthy parenting in the Filipino community.  We are honored to be chosen for the first cohort of the  Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Fellowship, a national leadership program aimed at creating a culture of health for all.


Team Kapwa includes:

Joyce Javier MD, MPH, MS (leader), Dean Coffey PsyD,  Jed David MS, OT, Horacio Lopez MD,  Aviril Sepulveda OTD, OTR/L,  and multiple community partners/members.

TEAM MEMBERS

Dr. Dean Coffey is a licensed clinical psychologist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) with a faculty appointment as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Southern California through the Keck School of Medicine of USC. As an Incredible Years Certified Agency Mentor, Dr. Coffey provides training and group supervision for parent group leaders.


Dr. Aviril (Apple) Sepulveda is a board-certified pediatric occupational therapist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.  Apple recognizes the value of mental health in fostering families through advocacy and program development. She is also on the Board of Directors for 2020 Mom, a national nonprofit that bridges the gaps in maternal mental health through collaboration, education, and advocacy.


Jed David is an Occupational Therapist at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles  and a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Fellow . Jed was born in Cebu, Philippines and was raised in the Los Angeles area. His hope is that the next generation of Filipino community members will continue to be connected to their Filipino roots and have a sense of kapwa.


Dr. Horacio G. Lopez is a board certified pediatrician practicing in the community of Historic Filipinotown. He completed his degree in medicine at the FEU-UNR Foundation in Manila, Philippines and has been practicing in Los Angeles for over 20 years.  Dr. Lopez is a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar and is involved in decreasing mental health disparities in Filipino families in Los Angeles.


Kamil Bantol is a Research Assistant at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, assisting Team Kapwa in their work on Filipino American youth mental health. She is an incoming medical student and hopes to pursue medicine to address health disparities in the Filipino community.  

News and Events

Dr. Javier's Study Published in Pediatrics

Science Daily: Giving children the skills they need to tackle life's toughest challenges (CHLA Press Release)


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American Academy of Pediatrics Blog: What is a “culturally tailored” parent engagement video?  by Lewis First, MD, MS, Editor in Chief, Pediatrics


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Workshop: Center for Excellence in Research

DIVERSITY WEEK: Conducting Community-Based Participatory Research to Promote Health 

Equity in Diverse Populations


 January 16, 2019 | 12 - 2 PM | CHLA Dale Melbourne Herklotz Conference Room 


PRESENTATION RESOURCE

SC CTSI News

SC CTSI Alum Joyce Javier, MD, MPH, MS, is Honored as one of World's Most Influential Filipinas by Global Advocacy Organization By Paul Karon


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Crescenta Valley Weekly

Local Pediatrician Honored as a Hero 

by Mary O'Keefe


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Kababayan LA

Dr. Javier spoke to G. Tongi and Kababayan LA about parenting in the Filipino-American community


WATCH HERE

Contact Us

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