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Behavioral Health Training

The Behavioral Health Training Collaborative* - Child Guidance Center’s Training Department - will provide informative trainings on a variety of mental and behavioral health topics designed for those with little or no previous behavioral health knowledge, as well as accomplished professionals.

Join us for this free virtual training entitled Assessing Birth to Five using ASQ3.

Virtual Training Course - Incorporating the Use of Arts Media into Therapeutic Practice

The Behavioral Health Training Collaborative* - Child Guidance Center’s Training Department - will provide informative trainings on a variety of mental and behavioral health topics designed for those with little or no previous behavioral health knowledge, as well as accomplished professionals.

Join us for this free virtual training entitled Incorporating the Use of Arts Media into Therapeutic Practice.

Child Guidance Center at Anaheim - A Capital Campaign
Child Guidance Center’s fifth mental health treatment clinic location is slated to open January 2022 in the city of Anaheim! Child Guidance Center is honored to partner with Jamboree Housing Corporation, Orange County Head Start, and St. Jude’s Neighborhood Health Clinic to improve the health, housing, and education outcomes for Anaheim’s most at-risk youth.
Interview with Dr. Romain

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dr. Paulette Romain, our Clinical Director of CGC’s Child Abuse Treatment Program and a steadfast advocate for children and families. For 20+ years, Child Guidance Center has ensured free access to critical treatment services for child/youth victims of crime, trafficking, violence and/or other abuses. To learn more about Dr. Romain and our child abuse prevention program, please keep reading! 

#StopAsianHate
Today, Friday March 26, 2021 is a National Virtual Day of Action & Healing to #STOP ASIAN HATE on the anniversary of the signing of the Naturalization Act (March 26, 1790). Child Guidance Center stands united with our Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community against violence, harassment, racism, sexism, and discrimination.
An Interview With Daniella Davis, PsyD

Can you tell us more about your current role at Child Guidance Center?

I am a Psychological Assistant and certified Parent Child-CARE (PC-CARE) provider for children ages 1-10 and their caregivers. In 2014, I joined Child Guidance Center as a pre-doctoral intern, where I worked on my dissertation exploring the effects of mindfulness on stress and well-being, specifically among Latino parents in our community...

An Interview With Daniella Davis, PsyD

The Behavioral Health Training Collaborative* - Child Guidance Center’s Training Department - will provide informative trainings on a variety of mental and behavioral health topics designed for those with little or no previous behavioral health knowledge, as well as accomplished professionals.

Join us for this free virtual training entitled Motivational Interviewing.

Virtual Training Course - Teacher Child Interaction Training (TCIT)
We are thrilled to announce our new Teacher Child Interaction Training (TCIT). TCIT offers educators the opportunity to learn positive behavior management skills to apply with their students.
Virtual Training Course - Family Mealtime Coaching (FMC) Principles for Caregivers and Parents

The Behavioral Health Training Collaborative* - Child Guidance Center’s Training Department - will provide informative trainings on a variety of mental and behavioral health topics designed for those with little or no previous behavioral health knowledge, as well as accomplished professionals.

Join us for these free virtual trainings entitled Family Mealtime Coaching (FMC) Principles for Caregivers and Parents.

Virtual Training Course - Upcoming

The Behavioral Health Training Collaborative* - Child Guidance Center’s Training Department - will provide informative trainings on a variety of mental and behavioral health topics designed for those with little or no previous behavioral health knowledge, as well as accomplished professionals.

Please join us for these free virtual trainings on a wide range of topics.

Virtual Training Course - Suicide Prevention

The Behavioral Health Training Collaborative* - Child Guidance Center’s Training Department - will provide informative trainings on a variety of mental and behavioral health topics designed for those with little or no previous behavioral health knowledge, as well as accomplished professionals.

Join us for this free virtual training entitled Suicide Prevention.

Interview with Dr. Cholula
Meet Dr. Jose Cholula Bruno (M.A., Ed.D.), Senior Clinical Trainer at Child Guidance Center (CGC). Dr. Cholula has been a part of the CGC family since 2015 and has accomplished so much during his time with the agency. He is a certified Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) provider and trainer and is certified in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Parent Child-CARE (PC-Care.) Dr. Cholula also develops and provides free trainings designed for mental health providers, teachers, parents and community members through the Behavioral Health Training Collaborative.
Virtual Training Course - TF-CBT via Telehealth and TF-CBT with Young Children

The Behavioral Health Training Collaborative* - Child Guidance Center’s Training Department - will provide informative trainings on a variety of mental and behavioral health topics designed for those with little or no previous behavioral health knowledge, as well as accomplished professionals.

Join us for these free virtual trainings entitled TF-CBT via Telehealth and TF-CBT with Young Children

Virtual Training Course - Learning to Manage Stress & Embracing Self Care

The Behavioral Health Training Collaborative* - Child Guidance Center’s Training Department - will provide informative trainings on a variety of mental and behavioral health topics designed for those with little or no previous behavioral health knowledge, as well as accomplished professionals.

Join us for this free virtual training entitled Learning to Manage Stress & Embracing Self Care.

New Virtual Training: Managing Anxiety During Quarantine/Manejando la Ansiedad Durante la Cuarentena

The Behavioral Health Training Collaborative* - Child Guidance Center’s Training Department - will provide informative trainings on a variety of mental and behavioral health topics designed for those with little or no previous behavioral health knowledge, as well as accomplished professionals.

Join us for this free virtual training entitled Managing Anxiety During Quarantine.

Virtual Training Course - Active Play at Home

The Behavioral Health Training Collaborative* - Child Guidance Center’s Training Department - will provide informative trainings on a variety of mental and behavioral health topics designed for those with little or no previous behavioral health knowledge, as well as accomplished professionals.

Join us for this free virtual training entitled Active Play at Home.

Virtual Training Course - Talking About Bullying

The Behavioral Health Training Collaborative* - Child Guidance Center’s Training Department - will provide informative trainings on a variety of mental and behavioral health topics designed for those with little or no previous behavioral health knowledge, as well as accomplished professionals.

Join us for this free virtual training entitled Talking About Bullying.

Virtual Training Course - Suicide Prevention

The Behavioral Health Training Collaborative* - Child Guidance Center’s Training Department - will provide informative trainings on a variety of mental and behavioral health topics designed for those with little or no previous behavioral health knowledge, as well as accomplished professionals.

Join us for this free virtual training entitled Suicide Prevention.

Virtual Training Course - Parenting: Challenges and Opportunities to Use During Quarantine

The Behavioral Health Training Collaborative* - Child Guidance Center’s Training Department - will provide informative trainings on a variety of mental and behavioral health topics designed for those with little or no previous behavioral health knowledge, as well as accomplished professionals.

Join us for this free virtual training entitled Parenting: Challenges and Opportunities to Use During Quarantine.

Virtual Training Course - Supporting Children of Incarcerated Parents

The Behavioral Health Training Collaborative* - Child Guidance Center’s Training Department - will provide informative trainings on a variety of mental and behavioral health topics designed for those with little or no previous behavioral health knowledge, as well as accomplished professionals.

Join us for this free virtual training entitled Supporting Children of Incarcerated Parents.

Virtual Training Course - Birth to 5 Clinical Assessment: Using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire

The Behavioral Health Training Collaborative* - Child Guidance Center’s Training Department - will provide informative trainings on a variety of mental and behavioral health topics designed for those with little or no previous behavioral health knowledge, as well as accomplished professionals.

Join us for this free virtual training entitled Birth to 5 Clinical Assessment: Using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire.

Virtual Training Course - Promoting Healthy Eating Behaviors in Young Children

The Behavioral Health Training Collaborative* - Child Guidance Center’s Training Department - will provide informative trainings on a variety of mental and behavioral health topics designed for those with little or no previous behavioral health knowledge, as well as accomplished professionals.

Join us for this free virtual training entitled Promoting Healthy Eating Behaviors in Young Children.

Virtual Training Course - Suicide Prevention Training

The Behavioral Health Training Collaborative* - Child Guidance Center’s Training Department - will provide informative trainings on a variety of mental and behavioral health topics designed for those with little or no previous behavioral health knowledge, as well as accomplished professionals.

Join us for this free virtual training entitled Suicide Prevention.

Strong Families, Strong Children Partners with Support the Enlisted Project to Assist Military-Connected Families
On Thursday, May 28, 2020, Strong Families, Strong Children (SFSC) partnered with Support the Enlisted Project (STEP) to provide 300 active, duty, veteran and military-connected families with fresh produce, canned goods, diapers, and essential hygiene products through a contact-free, drive-through distribution event in Santa Ana, CA.
Virtual Training Course - TF-CBT via Telehealth and TF-CBT with Young Children

The Behavioral Health Training Collaborative* - Child Guidance Center’s Training Department - will provide informative trainings on a variety of mental and behavioral health topics designed for those with little or no previous behavioral health knowledge, as well as accomplished professionals.

Join us for these free virtual trainings entitled TF-CBT via Telehealth and TF-CBT with Young Children.

Virtual Training Course - Conducting PCIT via Telehealth

The Behavioral Health Training Collaborative* - Child Guidance Center’s Training Department - will provide informative trainings on a variety of mental and behavioral health topics designed for those with little or no previous behavioral health knowledge, as well as accomplished professionals.

Join us for this virtual training entitled Conducting PCIT via Telehealth.

Take the Census - You help make a complete count for California!
Every 10 years the United States of America conducts the US Census Count. The goal of the Census is to secure an accurate headcount of every person living in every community, regardless of age or immigration status. 
Virtual Training Course - Bullying in School

Child Guidance Center’s Training Department will provide informative trainings on a variety of mental and behavioral health topics designed for those with little or no previous behavioral health knowledge, as well as accomplished professionals.

Join us for our virtual training entitled Bullying in School.

Stand & Salute 2020 - An online giving day to honor OC veterans and military families
Stand & Salute is a 24-hour virtual fundraising event where 7 of Orange County's leading military agencies will stand together in hopes of raising $90,000+ to support Orange County's soldiers, veterans, and military families in need.
Virtual Training Course - Substance Use Disorders Based on the DSM-5

Child Guidance Center’s Training Department will provide informative trainings on a variety of mental and behavioral health topics designed for those with little or no previous behavioral health knowledge, as well as accomplished professionals.

Join us for our virtual training entitled Substance Use Disorders Based on the DSM-5.

Month of the Military Child 2020
Throughout the year, military children and teens face significant sacrifices and challenges. Strong Families, Strong Children is always providing eligible military families with mental health services at no cost. And, every year, we lead a free celebration to honor these brave and resilient youth on one special day.
Challenges of Growing Up in a Military Family

There are over 49,000 military children throughout Orange County. Military kids and teens can face many significant challenges. Discover how Strong Families, Strong Children, is focused on helping eligible veterans and military families free of charge.

37th Annual Holiday Fundraiser to Provide Childhood Mental Health Services
“There are so many children in our community at risk. Every day, CGC works with vulnerable children and their families to help them early before these challenges turn into life-threatening situations. We also have special programming for the children and families of our veterans here in Orange County. Never has this been more important to our local and global communities,” said Lori Pack, CEO of CGC.
Holiday Tree Fantasy 2019

If Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland, or The Wizard of Oz spark childhood memories of magical possibility and wonder, please consider supporting our Sunday, December 8th at the Balboa Bay Resort as we celebrate the “Magic of Childhood” at the 37th Annual Holiday Tree Fantasy event to benefit Child Guidance Center of Orange County.

5th Annual Month of the Military Child Celebration
Our recent 5th Annual Month of the Military Child Celebration was a resounding success. From the moment that the children and families walked past registration, they were surprised and delighted at every turn.
CGC Director of Training published in NASP Communiqué
CGC's Director of Training was published in this month's edition of National Association of School Psychology (NASP) Communiqué.
Mission Hospital Grant - New Services Being Offered!
Thanks to funding from Mission Hospital, Child Guidance Center is now able to provide low-cost mental health services in English and Spanish to South County families who do not qualify for mental health services under MediCal.
Go Out And Play For Your Child's Emotional Well-Being
As a parent, consider all the opportunities for creative playtime. Here are eight ideas to vary your children’s play and help them express themselves.
Start A Tradition With Family Art Nights
Learn how important it is for children to express themselves through play. 
The Write Direction: Encouraging Children to Journal
Journaling is a great way to end a busy day by encouraging children to reflect, develop their own identity, nurture their creativity, and build communication and writing skills.
Holiday Tree Fantasy 2017
The 35th Annual Holiday Tree Fantasy was a great success raising close to $150,000 for innovative mental and behavioral health services for vulnerable children, youth and young adults.
Why I Appreciate Child Guidance Center
For many Orange County families, Child Guidance Center is a safe haven that truly makes the difference in the lives of children in my community.
Clinical Social Worker Lynda Akiyama Recognized as "Shining Star"
Lynda Akiyama, a licensed clinical social worker who started at Child Guidance Center’s Fullerton honored as the “Shining Star”.
Annual Holiday Tree Fantasy Raises More Than $160,000 To Help Orange County Families
More than 250 attendees enjoyed amazing designer trees, a gourmet luncheon, live and silent auctions, and more.
Michael And Deepa Meyer Recognized As "Community Stars"
Longtime supporters Michael and Deepa Meyer were honored as the “Community Stars” at our recent Holiday Tree Fantasy event.
Pacific Life Foundation Supports Strong Families, Strong Children Program
The Pacific Life Foundation presents a generous donation of $7,500 to Child Guidance Center for our Strong Families, Strong Children program.
Support Us When You Shop On Smile.Amazon.com
By shopping on Smile.Amazon.com, and selecting Child Guidance Center as your charity of choice, Amazon will make a donation back to us.
Expanding Our Reach And Services
We are very excited to announce the hire of our new Development Director Karen Francis.
 
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