Community Based Services

About the Services

The Guidance Center is committed to building a community where all children have the help they need to be healthy and happy so we’ve partnered with our neighbors to create programs that support healing beyond our walls.

It’s About T.I.M.E

“It’s About T.I.M.E. program has been a great addition to our school support systems. I’ve seen Nathan’s direct positive impact on both individuals and groups of students as well as staff due to his interactions with them. Through It’s About T.I.M.E., Nathan has helped the staff understand the science of trauma, explaining the ‘why’ behind the many successful student support programs we have here at Beach.”

– Troy Bennett, Principal of Beach High School

It’s About T.I.M.E. (Trauma-Informed Movement in Education) is a first-of-its-kind for Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) training program, based on ChildTrauma Academy’s Neurosequential Model in Education, that equip educators with tools to understand and help students who are experiencing negative impacts of trauma.

The two-year program builds on the foundation created by established support systems within LBUSD schools, and brings the trauma-informed approach to educators through formal training at the beginning of the school year and onsite support throughout the following two academic years.

The approach looks at how children’s behavior, brain development and functioning, and traumatic experiences are all connected. This provides educators with a different lens in which to view and respond to challenging behaviors in ways that promote healing and academic success.

Launched at the beginning of the 2018-19 academic year in partnership with LBUSD, It’s About T.I.M.E. has collaborated with schools and programs in Long Beach:

  • Beach High School
  • Poly Academy of Leaders and Achievers
  • Jane Addams Elementary School
  • Long Beach Head Start
  • Educare of Los Angeles at Long Beach

Click here to read updates on It’s About T.I.M.E and stay tuned on our blog for more to come.

Roll Call Training Videos

The Guidance Center has partnered with Long Beach and Los Angeles Police Departments and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to develop a series of web-based trainings for any local or state law enforcement agency across the country to use. This training series received a Bronze Award in the 40th Annual Telly Awards. For more information or to sign up to receive the series, click the button below.

Whole Child

The Whole Child Program at The Guidance Center is dedicated to improving the psychological, behavioral, emotional, and social well-being of children, adolescents and young adults with chronic health conditions, medical complexity, and special health care needs.

The program specializes in assessing and treating the unique emotional and behavioral needs of children and adolescents who are receiving medical treatment for one or more health conditions.

In particular, The Whole Child Program has a focus on recognizing the strengths of youth aged 6-21 and families; and helps families build upon those strengths to foster improved adjustment and adaptive coping with their specialized health care needs. For services, call 562-595-1159.

Public Safety Clinician

In January 2017, The Guidance Center joined the City of Long Beach Innovation team’s Justice Lab, a first-of-its-kind pilot program that aims to help break the cycle of incarceration by providing tools to first responders who can divert individuals to resources and services. As a part of the program, a mental health professional from The Guidance Center provides therapeutic services in a jail setting that assess, connect and divert individuals to care.

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