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Guidance Center Staff Celebrate Black History Month

Guidance Center Staff Celebrate Black History Month

“Black people are getting killed for no reason. Can we go outside, check our mail [or] go back in the house without getting killed? Can we, or can we not? Cause if not, then we’re not [going to] get our mail or go outside period. I’m scared I’m going to get killed for...

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Recognizing and Addressing Teen Dating Violence

Recognizing and Addressing Teen Dating Violence

Just like any relationship, teen relationships require trust, respect and honest communication to thrive. Unfortunately, nearly one in three teenage relationships are characterized as either unhealthy or violent. One reason for this is because teens are still...

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Meet Lenka – Our Newest Board Member

Meet Lenka – Our Newest Board Member

We are excited to introduce Lenka Somolova, MBA, as our newest Board Member! Lenka brings an extensive level of experience to our organization, and we thrilled to have her be part of our team.  Lenka is the CEO of Power Orbital in Los Angeles, a US-based exclusive...

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What is Play Therapy?

What is Play Therapy?

In honor of Play Therapy Week, we sat down with Dr. Jaleesa Adams, a registered psychologist with the Outpatient program at The Guidance Center to learn more about this therapy model and why it’s an important tool in children’s mental health. Please read through our...

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Anxiety and Box Breathing

Anxiety and Box Breathing

"I think we are all feeling more anxious, more overwhelmed, more frustrated, more exhausted in the current situation then we otherwise normally do, which for many of us is taxing our coping skills and requiring us to find new, more effective, ways of coping with this...

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Signs Your Child Might Benefit from Mental Health Support

Signs Your Child Might Benefit from Mental Health Support

Mental health is a topic that has stirred up more conversation over the past couple of years. Within these conversations, there are common concerns and questions regarding mental health treatment, especially due to the extent of impact of recent events. The covid-19...

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Adopt-A-Family Tribute 2020

Adopt-A-Family Tribute 2020

Please enjoy our Tribute Book for Adopt-A-Family 2020 A big thank you to everyone who participates in this program and makes it possible for us to help our clients in this way year after year!        ...

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DEEP BREATHING: Theory and Practice

DEEP BREATHING: Theory and Practice

Deep breathing is proven to help people feel better and live better. Even so, many people find that it doesn’t work for them. If you’ve tried deep breathing but can’t make it work, this article is for you. It’s broken into two parts – the theory of it, which explains...

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3 Mental Health Tips for a Happy New Year

3 Mental Health Tips for a Happy New Year

You made it! We are here! It is 2021, a new year. Many of us have endured isolation or separation from loved ones and a variety of losses. Most, if not all, of our expectations for 2020 were hijacked by a global pandemic. As we begin this new year, let us be mindful...

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2020 Year in Review – A Letter from Our CEO

2020 Year in Review – A Letter from Our CEO

As I reflect on this past year, like many of you, I never imagined we would be living under such trying circumstances. With dual pandemics of COVID-19 and racial injustice and the economic hardships that have accompanied them, this has been a year of great loss,...

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3 Ways to Help Kids Navigate the Holidays and COVID-19

3 Ways to Help Kids Navigate the Holidays and COVID-19

If there is anything that has been predictable about this year, it’s how unpredictable it has been. No doubt your kids have experienced major changes and disappointments this year. Changes to anticipated events like special celebrations, birthdays and holidays can be...

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Guidance Center Donors Offer Hope for the Holidays

Guidance Center Donors Offer Hope for the Holidays

“We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt The Guidance Center knew this holiday season would be hard on many of our clients and their families. Many live in...

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Support Children’s Mental Health Before the Year Ends

Support Children’s Mental Health Before the Year Ends

  Hope. Resilience. Perseverance. Courage. These are the words that guide our clients when they come to The Guidance Center for help. These words mean more now than ever before. This year has been unlike any other. Living through a pandemic and the social...

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Thankful Even in Hard Times

Thankful Even in Hard Times

Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday season in the United States, and is a favorite for many. It is a time when loved ones gather together to reflect upon all things for which they are grateful. There is no pressure of holiday gifts; it is a day built on the...

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Finding Thanks in Things that Give Us Hope

Finding Thanks in Things that Give Us Hope

As we enter into the holiday season, we start with Thanksgiving — a time where families and friends typically gather together to reflect upon and share what they are grateful for. This season looks very different than it has ever before. We are living through an...

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Thankful for You

Thankful for You

As we enter into the holiday season, we start with Thanksgiving -- a time where families and friends typically gather together to reflect upon and share what they are grateful for. This season looks very different than it has in the past. We are living through an...

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Adopt-A-Family: Making the Holidays Bright

Adopt-A-Family: Making the Holidays Bright

We are very excited to launch our holiday Adopt-A-Family program! Whether you have supported this program for years or this is your first time learning about it, your generosity will make the holidays bright for so many families this year. Our Adopt-A-Family program...

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6 TIPS TO HELP KIDS DEAL WITH BULLYING

6 TIPS TO HELP KIDS DEAL WITH BULLYING

Bullying impacts millions of children each year and can show up in a myriad of ways, including name-calling, spreading rumors, social exclusion and physical attacks i.e., pushing, tripping, pulling hair, etc. Complaining of stomachaches, acting withdrawn, low...

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