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Finding A Way

Thanks to your generosity, more than 3,200 children received life-changing mental health support from The Guidance Center last year. With your support, these children and their families have developed the tools they need to find their way and live their best lives....

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Grateful for You

As Thanksgiving approaches, we want to take the time to show our gratitude for each and every one of you for making a difference in our community every day. The holiday season serves as an excellent reminder to step back and reflect on what we’re most thankful for —...

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Movember – Changing The Face of Men’s Mental Health

Since 2003, the Movember movement encourages men to grow mustaches during the month of November to raise awareness around multiple men’s health issues, including mental health and the startling rates of suicide in men. This month of health promotion looks at mental...

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Adopt-A-Family 2022

The holiday season is fast approaching, but for many of the families we serve, this season can be a challenging time. Our clients often face complex hardships, which can make celebrating the holidays distressing and discouraging. Our Adopt-A-Family program gives...

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2022

October commemorates National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) and was established in 1987 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The month was created with the intention of pairing individuals in need with tools from organizations working on...

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How To Prioritize Self Care

On October 10th, we observe World Mental Health Day. Started by the World Federation for Mental Health in 1992, this global holiday aims to promote mental health awareness and end all stigma associated with speaking freely about one's mental health. While the...

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The Guidance Center Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

We invited members of our Guidance Center staff to shed light on their culture with us this Hispanic Heritage Month. Amanda Gonyer, LMFT, shares her self-care routine with us and the methods she uses to teach her clients to prioritize self-care in their own lives....

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Thank You For Attending Our Long Beach Gives Kick Off!

Thank you so much to everyone who supported our Long Beach Gives Kick Off event at Trademark Brewing in support of The Guidance Center's It's About T.I.M.E. program! It’s About T.I.M.E. (Trauma-Informed Movement in Education) is a training program, based on...

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Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness month, a time where communities come together and share their stories and resources to help spread awareness about suicide in the hope of preventing another individual from taking their life. According to the Center...

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Long Beach Gives 2022

  The Guidance Center is excited to be one of 222+ nonprofit organizations participating in the fourth annual online giving event, Long Beach Gives! Set for Thursday, September 22, 2022, this citywide movement is a 24-hour day dedicated to help raise awareness...

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What is Reflective Parenting?

In the digital age, inspiration and guidance can come from the most unlikely of sources. TikTok, the social media platform, has been increasingly used as a space for parents to share and gain advice from parenting experts or other relatable caregivers. Gentle...

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