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Donald F. Lomas papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 0612

Scope and Contents

The Donald F. Lomas papers, 1985-2005, were created and collected by Lomas as part of his work with various social service agencies in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, and the San Gabriel Valley. They include documentation of the formation of the Back in Control Parenting Program that served thousands of families in the San Gabriel Valley from 1985 to 2005; Lomas' stay as consultant and later CEO with San Gabriel Children's Center documenting negotiations with LA County Department of Mental Health to help resuscitate that organization from its probationary status; Lomas's work in the 1990s with Pacific Clinics to incubate a new agency, D'Veal Family and Youth Services; work with Southern California Health and Rehabilitation Programs as they incubated and ultimately absorbed Wilshire Children's Services; creation and leadership of the Day Treatment Program for Young Children in Lancaster for the Children's' Bureau of Southern California; and documentation of the struggle to create a Department of Mental Health funded School Mental Health Program for Pasadena Unified School District.

Dates

  • 1985-2017

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

The use of archival materials for on-site research does not constitute permission from the California Social Welfare Archives to publish them. Copyright has not been assigned to the California Social Welfare Archives, and the researcher is instructed to obtain permission to quote from or publish manuscripts in the CSWA's collections from the copyright holder.

Extent

10 Linear Feet (10 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

The Donald F. Lomas papers, 1985-2005, consist of materials created and collected by Lomas during his work with various social service agencies in Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley social services that provide social services for children and families. Included is information about the formation of the Back in Control Parenting Program that served thousands of families in the San Gabriel Valley from 1985 to 2005; Lomas' stay as consultant and later CEO with San Gabriel Children's Center documenting negotiations with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health to help resuscitate that organization from its probationary status; Lomas's work in the 1990s with Pacific Clinics to incubate a new agency, D'Veal Family and Youth Services; work with the Southern California Health and Rehabilitation Programs as they incubated and ultimately absorbed Wilshire Children's Services; creation and leadership of the Day Treatment Program for Young Children in Lancaster for the Children's Bureau of Southern California; and documentation of the struggle to create a Department of Mental Health funded School Mental Health Program for Pasadena Unified School District. Dr. Lomas currently works as a social worker in Pasadena, CA.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Donald Lomas, March 13, 2018.

Related Materials

Pacific Clinics records, Collection no. 0433, California Social Welfare Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

Processing Information

The collection is unprocessed.
Title
Finding aid for the Donald F. Lomas papers
Status
Unprocessed
Author
Sue Luftschein
Date
2019 October
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles California 90089-0189 United States