Alba Perez (CPLC)
Alba has dedicated 30 years to all aspects of child development and parent education ranging from pregnancy to adolescence. After Graduating with a B.A in Speech Therapy in 1986 in her home country Venezuela, she focused on child language development, specializing in children with different types of disabilities. During the last 20 years, Alba has been working for Chicanos Por la Causa (CPLC) in different community programs. In 2001 She began with “Early Head-Start" where she created parenting classes for at-risk families and families sent to the program by family courts or Child Protective Services (CPS). In following, Alba was given the opportunity to thrive in a new position as Family Support Specialist and Parenting Educator for CPLC Arizona in 2009. During this period, she completed the Triple P program (Positive Parenting Program Levels 1-4) a research and evidenced-based parenting curriculum that promotes positive discipline and healthy parent-child relationships. Subsequently, she earned the “Parents as Teachers” certificate to further aid parents in generating skills to increase the development of their children.
Deciding after 8 years of commitment, in 2017 Alba urged to harness yet another position with CPLC, as “Parent Educator” for Parenting Nevada. In expansion to her experience and knowledge Alba completed the Department of Family Services (DFS) Comprehensive Safety Manager Training; starting a partnership with Foster Kinship. Within this role, she tended to the foster parent population and assisted parents who are battling with substance abuse.
As Alba looks forward to whatever new journey that CPLC brings, her heart and passion lies in serving the Las Vegas "At-Risk" population connecting them to resources needed to help them thrive in their perspective areas. Alba loves her community and is continuously inspired by the individuals she serves. Alba's driving force and passion has echoed throughout the Valley, and serves as a large footprint for supportive services in the Las Vegas Community.