Helping Children Navigate Life
Since 1951, Austin Child Guidance Center has been helping youth under 18 and their families gain the emotional skills to meet life’s challenges. Our sliding fee scale helps children and families from all income levels access the professional, high-quality services they need and deserve.
• 50% of students age 14 or older who have mental illness will drop out of school;
• Children with mental illness are more than 3X as likely to be arrested in their youth than those without mental illness; and
• Children with mental illness fail more classes, earn lower GPAs, miss more days of school, and are retained in their grades more often than students without mental illness (SOURCE: Frequently Asked Questions About Child and Youth Mental Health Issues, CAN, September 2009).