Category : Prevention & Early Intervention

Roll Call Mental Health Training Launch

This past year, The Guidance Center embarked on another exciting film project – this time partnering with Long Beach (LBPD) and Los Angeles Police (LAPD) Departments and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) to develop a series of web-based trainings on

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For Teens: How to know if you’re in an abusive dating relationship

Meet Taylor, a 15-year-old high school student. Taylor has been dating Alex for six months. Recently, Taylor appears sad and has stopped hanging out with friends. When friends ask to hang out, Taylor will run it by Alex but will

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2017 + Resources

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It’s important that we take a stand together and break the silence that allows domestic violence to thrive, celebrate survivors, mourn those we have lost at the hand of domestic violence, and empower others

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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week + Upcoming Community Events

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week was this past week (February 28 – March 4). It’s important to raise awareness of eating disorders because like other mental health conditions, there are many myths, misconceptions and stigmas associated with eating disorders. Contrary

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How to Identify & Help Students with Mental Health Conditions

Kayla Caceres (left), Marriage and Family Therapist Intern in Intensive Services; Bernice Contreras (right), Marriage and Family Therapist Intern in Intensive Services; and Enrique Martinez (not pictured), Associate Clinical Social Worker in Long Beach Outpatient presented at YMCA of Greater

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How to: Start the New Year Off Positively

The New Year is always a great time to start fresh and make positive changes. But, changing your routine or mindset can be difficult on your own. Liz Liskin, Clinical Therapist in our San Pedro Clinic, is here to help

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Five Ways to Create a Trauma-Informed Classroom Pt. 2

This blog post is continued from Five Ways to Create a Trauma-Informed Classroom Pt. 1. To read part one, click here. Understanding how trauma impacts developing brains and applying that knowledge with love are key components of the trauma-informed model.

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Five Ways to Create a Trauma-Informed Classroom Pt. 1

  Nearly 35 million U.S. children have experienced one or more types of childhood trauma, reports National Survey of Children’s Health (NHCS).     Studies show trauma is toxic to children’s developing brains and inhibits their ability to learn in the

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Trauma-Informed Film Event Featuring Paper Tigers

  On October 12th, we hosted a free film screening event to provide community members with an opportunity to experience the transformative power of the trauma-informed approach for themselves. Nearly 150 people attended the screening of Paper Tigers, which follows

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What does trauma-informed mean?

A child sets his head down on his desk. He just can’t seem to focus on the teacher or the instruction she is giving to the class. An outsider might perceive this student’s actions as a lack of motivation or

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