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National Latino Research Center Hosts Family Outreach & Education Event June 27

Media Advisory by Margaret Chantung

On Saturday, June 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pauma Valley Community Center, the National Latino Research Center (NLRC) at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) wil host a family outreach and education event for farmworker and migrant families in the Pala, Pauma and Rincon region of North San Diego County.

The event will bring together a wide range of resources and support for families and children who live and work in this remote region of the County. In addition, Drs. Sara Bufferd and Kimberly D’Anna-Hernandez from the CSUSM Department of Psychology will provide information on children’s mental health based on an ongoing study with San Diego County farmworker families. The study is funded through a CSUSM Office of Community Engagement grant aimed at increasing university and community partnerships. Free lunch will be provided and there will games for children.

“We believe that community events like this one are extremely important because migrant and farmworker families who live in this region are hard to reach yet they suffer economic insecurity, isolation from broader society and exposures to environmental hazards in their home and at work,” said NLRC Research Director Arcela Nunez-Alvarez. “We hope that more organizations and service providers will gain a better understanding of the needs these families face and that families will build greater trust with service providers.”

The event is also co-sponsored by the Farmworker CARE Coalition, founded in 2004 to address broader economic, political, environmental and social disparities which impact migrant/farmworker communities.

What: Presentation and resources for farmworker and migrant families living in Pala, Pauma and Rincon.

When: Saturday, June 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Pauma Community Center – 16650 Highway 76, Pauma Valley, CA 92061-9524

Why: To provide farm working and migrant families with resources on how to support their children’s mental and physical health.

For more information, contact Lilian Serrano at or 760-750-3504.