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The Guidance Center Celebrates Latinx Heritage Month!

Happy Latinx Heritage Month! The dates of this month-long celebration, spanning from September 15 to October 15, were thoughtfully chosen to coincide with the Independence Days of several Latin American countries. The first day of Latinx Heritage Month is the...

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Suicide Prevention Week – Time To Talk Away The Dark

Suicide Prevention Week, observed in the second week of September, provides a platform for communities, organizations, and individuals to come together and address this critical issue. It serves as a reminder that every life is precious and that we all play a role in...

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Long Beach Gives 2023

The Guidance Center is thrilled to participate in the online giving event, Long Beach Gives, joining over 230 inspiring nonprofit organizations on a mission to make a difference! Set for Thursday, September 21, 2023, this citywide movement is a 24-hour day dedicated...

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Back To School Resource Guide

  It’s that time of the year again! At The Guidance Center, we understand the mix of excitement and apprehension that children, parents and educators experience at the start of a new school year. As you get ready to head back to the classroom, it's important to...

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Celebrating National Nonprofit Day!

As National Nonprofit Day approaches on August 17th, it's the perfect time to celebrate the incredible nonprofit organizations that serve our community. Every year in September, a remarkable initiative known as "Long Beach Gives" takes place. Join us as we explore how...

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School Crisis Response Program Update

The School Crisis Response Clinician program was first established to expand understanding of the inequities that our communities face every day and to facilitate action towards positive change at a school district level. In partnership with the Long Beach Unified...

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Disability Pride Month – Making The Invisible Visible

In July, we celebrate Disability Pride Month, which commemorates the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA provides civil rights protection for the disabled and prohibits discrimination based on a disability, hidden or visible. Approximately 26% of...

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Time Marches On – It’s About T.I.M.E. Year 8 Update

After four years at Barton Elementary School and three years at Lakewood High School, the It’s About T.I.M.E. program is transitioning to two new schools, leaving Barton and Lakewood in competent and sustainable hands of their respective staff. All the while,...

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Mindful Movements – Yoga’s Transformational Power!

When we think of mindfulness, many of us think of closing our eyes, being still or sitting cross legged on the floor. While mindfulness can definitely look like that, for many the practice of sitting with their thoughts and feelings can be difficult. For those that...

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Nurturing a Child’s Well-Being Through Nature

As the beginning of summer is right around the corner, it's the perfect time to engage children in the joys of gardening and spending time outdoors. Beyond the beauty and fun, these activities provide invaluable opportunities for children to connect with nature,...

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The Guidance Center Celebrates PRIDE!

PRIDE Month is here! Throughout June, people around the world unite to honor and amplify the voices of the LGBTQ+ community. Pride Month is not merely a celebration; it holds deep historical significance. It traces its roots back to the Stonewall Riots of 1969 when...

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Finding A Path Through Trauma

In observance of Mental Health Awareness Month, also known as Trauma Awareness Month, Nathan Swaringen, LCSW, Clinical Therapist at The Guidance Center explores the nature of trauma, its profound impact on individuals, and the path towards healing and resilience in...

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