Letty Soto

 

When did you begin working at CALM?

I began working for CALM in July 2016.

What is your role at CALM?

I’m a Safecare specialist, home visitor, and facilitate a Nurturing Parenting group in New Cuyama.

Please share one of your best CALM experiences (a time you felt like you really made a difference).

I had a mother who stated she did not know how to play with her child and felt embarrassed because she wanted to learn how to engage with child. She told me she didn’t know how to play because she never played as a child. She had to clean and work from a young age. We spent weeks doing Parent and Child Interaction Therapy sessions in the office and later, we had sessions at the park. I was able to witness how mother and child playing and laughing. The mother did an awesome job learning how to play cars, games, spend time at the park, all to better connect to her child.

Finish the sentence, “If I could do one thing to make kids’ lives better, I would….”

If I could do one thing to  make kids’ lives better I would make sure each child has a loving and nurturing home. I want all parents/caregivers to know how important it is to tell your kids you love them, provide hugs, listen to them, and most of all for every child to feel love and protected.

What is one thing you wish people knew about CALM?

CALM is a great organization that focus on children and their families by offering great services.

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