Redefining Trauma: A Journey of Hope

In partnership with Westside Regional center, WFREC presents a workshop for parents and caregivers.

The experiences of learning about your child’s medical conditions and diagnosis and letting go of the vision of a “perfect” child are not typically thought of as traumatic…but they can be. This training will expand the common definition of trauma and emphasize how different families define trauma and how they cope with it in family functioning.

Did you know that:

  • trauma can be anything that threatens your physical or emotional integrity?
  • traumatic stress can affect your family by disrupting development, relationships, family life and caregiving in individuals with developmental disabilities?
  • you can learn to recharge your own internal resources and gain resiliency?

Presented by Dr. Mayra Mendez, PhD, LMFT

Please RSVP to Ronnie Wong, 310-258-4047 or




The Westside Family Resource and Empowerment Center is dedicated to building a strong community that provides information, resources and support to parents, families, professionals and members of the community leading them to create successful partnerships that enhance the lives of infants, children, youth and adults with special needs