Events

Adopt-A-Family – Winter

The holidays for our families can be especially difficult. Our clients and their families come from all different backgrounds and face complicated issues. Some families are headed by single parents or are multi-generational. Some are victims of domestic or community violence. Some are seeking treatment for mental health conditions or learning to cope with a loss within their family. Each working hard to make ends meet year-round.

Every year, thoughtful Adopt-A-Family donors provide so much joy for the season and hope for the New Year to our families. We are inspired by their compassion and so grateful for their generosity.

If you would like to adopt a family for the holidays, please fill our our Adopt-A-Family form and a member of The Guidance Center Development team will reach out to you within 7-10 business days with the pertinent information about the family.

Sunset Sip – Spring

Each year, friends and supporters of The Guidance Center come together to raise funds to support critical mental health services for our community’s most disadvantaged children and families at our Sunset Sip benefit. When you participate in our Sunset Sip festivities, you support our early intervention and prevention programs in our communities. 

Social Hour 2021

On May 5th, during Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, friends of The Guidance Center gathered virtually to celebrate a trauma-informed movement in Long Beach schools. The 5th Annual It’s About T.I.M.E. Social Hour was filled with community, reflection, brain-breaks and lots of laughter.

For the past five years we have hosted a fun Social Hour for our It’s About T.I.M.E. (Trauma-Informed Movement in Education) program in local schools both in person and virtually. Thanks to the support we received thus far, more educators have been equipped with a trauma-informed lens and It’s About T.I.M.E. Calming Toolkits, meaning more students have been supported through trauma-informed relationships.

It’s About T.I.M.E. supports school staff in understanding that many children have endured ongoing, significant life stressors and traumatic experiences, and that trauma can inhibit students’ ability to succeed in the traditional classroom environment. The goal of this program is to equip staff with tools to understand and help children experiencing negative impacts of trauma through a “trauma-informed” lens that promotes healthy bonds, which are scientifically proven to help students’ brains heal emotionally and develop academically.

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