• Austin Child Guidance Center Announces New Board Officers and Members for 2010

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Austin, TX – January 1, 2010

    Austin Child Guidance Center recently elected new officers and members to its board of directors. The board of directors is a group of community members who are dedicated to the mission of the Center: to improve the mental health of children and families through early intervention, diagnosis, and treatment to help them develop the emotional skills for meeting life’s challenges. Four board officers for 2010 are: James Maynard, M.D., Board President, child psychiatrist; Paula Aaronson, Vice President, electrical engineer at Freescale Semiconductor; Christy Biermann, Secretary, IT Team Leader at Whole Foods Market; and Mary Knight, Treasurer, Vice President and Budget Director at The University of Texas at Austin.

    Additional board members include: Brenda Barrett Healey, attorney with Henslee Schwartz LLP; Emily Boon Cardwell; Joel Fleshman, LMSW-ACP, MPH, Organizational Consultant and Psychotherapist; Nicole Huff; Kathryn B. Kramer, Ph.D., of Kramer Consulting; and Leigh Mires, Director of Organizational Development and Training at Walter P Moore.

    Austin Child Guidance Center was Austin’s first outpatient children’s mental health agency. The Center has been committed to improving the mental health of children and their families, regardless of ability to pay, since its inception in 1951. A multidisciplinary team of psychologists, social workers, counselors, and psychiatrists provide mental health evaluation and treatment services to families throughout the Austin, Texas area.

    For further information, contact Austin Child Guidance Center at the above number or go to www.austinchildguidance.org.

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  • Austin Child Guidance Center Announces New Board Officers and Members for 2009

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Austin, TX – January 1, 2009

    On January 24, 2009, Austin Child Guidance Center held its Annual Board Retreat at the Ronald McDonald House of Austin and Central Texas. The Retreat included the welcoming of four new Board Officers: Brenda Barrett Healey, Board President, an attorney with Clark, Thomas, & Winters who has served on the Board for three years; James Maynard, M.D., Vice President, a child psychiatrist who completed his psychiatric residency at Austin Child Guidance Center and has served previously on the Board of Directors; Christy Biermann, Treasurer, an IT Team Leader with Whole Foods Market’s Financial Planning Systems; and Secretary Paula Aaronson, an Electrical Engineer with Freescale Semiconductors.
    Ben Teague, owner of Renee’s Catering, and Nicole Huff, community volunteer and long-time advocate of Austin Child Guidance Center, were welcomed as new Board members for 2009.
    Established as a nonprofit organization over 50 years ago, Austin Child Guidance Center has been committed to improving the mental health of children and their families through early intervention, diagnosis and treatment. A multidisciplinary team of psychologists, social workers, counselors, and psychiatrists provide mental health evaluation and treatment services, including individual, family and group counseling. In 2008, a total of 4,115 individuals from the community were provided with 23,901 hours of service.
    For further information, contact the Austin Child Guidance Center at the above number or go to www.austinchildguidance.org.
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  • Children Share Their Stories At Mental Health Event

    Austin, TX – September 22, 2005

    Children and families helped by Austin Child Guidance Center will share their stories of hope, courage, and healing on Wednesday, September 28, 2005 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Austin Country Club, 4408 Long Champ Drive, during the First Annual Charting a Course of Hope Luncheon. During the luncheon two individuals will give live testimonials. In addition, a 9-minute video, never before shown to a public audience, will feature more testimonials from four families. Each one will highlight the impact Austin Child Guidance Center made on their life.

    The stories shared will include a young boy who witnessed his father attempt to murder his mother, a woman claiming Austin Child Guidance Center saved her life when she was a teen, plus a testimonial from an Austin favorite musician Alejandro Escovedo.

    Approximately 300 guests are expected to attend this fundraising luncheon underwritten by Silicon Laboratories. All donations will be used to support Austin Child Guidance Center ’s mission.

    Austin Child Guidance Center is a nonprofit organization committed to improving the mental health of children through early intervention, diagnosis, and treatment. Since 1951, Austin Child Guidance Center has been helping families in the Austin community build emotionally healthy lives. A multidisciplinary team of psychologists, social workers, counselors, and psychiatrists provide mental health evaluation and treatment services, including individual, family and group counseling. In 2004, of those reporting income, 84% of the clients served were low-income families.

    Since its inception, Austin Child Guidance Center has provided mental health services to more than 100,000 children up to age 17 and their family members in Travis County and surrounding areas. Austin Child Guidance Center has trained more than 500 mental health professionals pursuing master and doctorate degrees in the mental health field.

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