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Magdalena Benitez, MSW

Family Strengthening Consultant

Affinity Group Facilitator

Magdalena Benitez, MSW, is an independent consultant and enjoys working with community and education collaborators to strengthen families and communities.  She has experience partnering with parent and youth leaders, managing a family resource center, and providing capacity building to the child abuse prevention and early education fields. Most recently, Magdalena has overseen and supported the implementation of Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors (AP/OD) an evidence-based parenting, leadership, and advocacy training program for parents of children 0-5 in over 35 organizations across Los Angeles County as part of a family engagement initiative sponsored by First 5 LA. An expert in the design and delivery of training both in-person and virtually to support family strengthening professionals, Magdalena is passionate about facilitating conversations in English and Spanish that enhance our openness to cultural understanding and building community.