It’s About T.I.M.E. Spreads with Help from CSULB Social Work Students

The following comes from Teri Gartner, a recent Master of Social Work (MSW) graduate from California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), after she and her student group trained with Nathan Swaringen, LCSW, clinical therapist and developer and lead of our

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Minority Mental Health Month

One in 5 children ages 13-18 have or will have a serious mental health condition, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). New data shows that depression has surpassed asthma as the number one health issue for U.S.

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Reference Point: A Client Art Story

 “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”– Aristotle Every year, The Guidance Center hosts a private Client Art Exhibit for our clients and their family members as a way to

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Reflections on My Trauma-Informed Journey

Nathan Swaringen, LCSW, clinical therapist and developer and lead of It’s About T.I.M.E., traveled to Canada last week to attend and present at ChildTrauma Academy’s 3rd International Neurosequential Model Symposium. He shares his experiences in this week’s blog post. In

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It’s About T.I.M.E. Program Update: Goodbye to Beach

  About this time, two years ago, I nervously sat across a rectangular table at Beach High School from principal Troy Bennett and three of his right-hand-women: the assistant principal, the school counselor, and a teacher trained in CCEJ’s Restorative

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Client Success Story: An Unexpected Collaboration

“Where can I possibly find a spider without buying it forever? I know I’m not going around digging under rocks during my lunch break.” These are the things you think about when you are a child therapist and it’s the

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Summer Self-Care

The days are getting longer, the weather is warming up, and the school year is coming to an end. Summer is almost here! As a parent or caregiver, you’ve worked hard all year long to support your children in and

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Discover the Superhero Within: Meet Samantha

Meet Samantha, a client in our Intensive Services Program at our Long Beach Clinic. She’s the last of four clients that we are honored to feature during May Mental Health Month. Samantha struggled with severe depression and bullying, but with

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Discover the Superhero Within – Meet Wendy

Meet Wendy, a client in The Guidance Center’s CalWORKS program in Long Beach. She’s the third of four clients that we are honored to feature during May Mental Health Month. The stress of bravely escaping domestic violence triggered a previously

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Discover the Superhero Within – Meet Jason

Meet Jason, a former client at our Compton Clinic. He’s the second of four clients that we are honored to feature during May Mental Health Month. Jason has already experienced heartbreaking tragedy and challenges in his young life. But no

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