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As our staff, community, and clients adjust to life in the context of COVID-19, I would like to provide you with a brief update on how the Austin Child Guidance Center is responding to this crisis and how you can help.
Saturday, February 15th marked by 1 year anniversary as the Executive Director of Austin Child Guidance Center and what a year it’s been!
On the eve of Thanksgiving it seems appropriate and perhaps overdue for me to give thanks. There are of course many things for me to be thankful for on a personal level – my health, my family, the list is long. However my gratitude toward all of those that have supported me professionally should not be overlooked.
The Criminal Justice Division awards funding to ACGC to provide psychological assessments, as well as therapy, to children who have been exposed to or are victims of...
ACGC’s annual benefit concert “Austin Originals” successfully raised over $255K with the help of many generous supporters like you.
ACGC's Executive Director Kristen Pierce-Vreeke asks us to pause to connect with mission during the 8th Annual Austin Originals Benefit Concert on August 24th, 2019.
In July, Austin Child Guidance Center launched a new program called Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI) to provide more immediate services to survivors of recent trauma as well as survivors who recently disclosed abuse.
Tickets and sponsorship available now! Read more...
ACGC is conducting a series of Listening Sessions with community partners, funders, former clients, volunteers, board, and staff to receive valuable input from you.
As a parent and a clinician, I am aware that there are many moments when we don’t feel that we are our best self.
Founder/owners Ben Farias, Jason Gonzales, and Matt Wolski of Lion’s Share Hospitality (LSH) have committed to raising $5,000 for Austin Child Guidance Center in “A Tour of Austin” campaign.
Austin Child Guidance Center is accepting nominations for the 8th Annual Phyllis Richards Austin Icon for Children Award.
ACGC will be reopening the Walk-In Clinic on Tuesday afternoons, starting next week on February 5th.
Austin Child Guidance Center (ACGC) is delighted announce their new leader, Kristen Pierce-Vreeke, serving as ACGC’s Executive Director/CEO
As a clinician with extensive experience on attachment issues, parenthood is a topic that is particularly close to my heart.
One of the BNI Foundation’s founders has been recognized by the Austin Child Guidance Center for her dedication to children in the Austin Community.
ACGC Psychologist talks about the signs to watch for in children who might be struggling or contemplating suicide.
Together with community supporters, local businesses, musicians, and mental health advocates, the 7th Annual Austin Originals Benefit Concert & Live Stream raised $548,325 on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at ACL Live at the Moody Theater.
Over the past 3 years Austin Child Guidance Center (ACGC) has expanded its mission through a capacity-building initiative sponsored by St. David's Foundation.
Austin's own Bob Schneider pitches in to perform ACL Live at the Moody Theater and help give local kids the best chance at a happy healthy future!
Sponsorship Purchase or Tickets HERE.
Chef Michael Wards of the Austin Artisan and Amanda Tatom of Studio 512 talk Austin Originals Tasting Grove and demo a new culinary trend- all in support of Austin Child Guidance Center.
Austin Child Guidance Center is grateful to St. David's Foundation for the $1,000,000 grant directed towards ACGC’s Building Child and Family Resilience (BCFR) Project.
Casi es el verano in Texas pero no se olvide mantener las horas de dormir, especialmente en los niños. La verdad es que las horas de dormir afecta el comportamiento y la manera de pensar a todos.
Check out what the Statesman is saying about ACGC's latest initiative, the Bilingual Services Task Force.
At Austin Child Guidance Center (ACGC) we've created the Bilingual Services Task Force (BSTF) whose mission is to increase the agency's awareness of diversity issues brought to light from bilingual families (primarily Spanish/English) and maintain/increase services for Spanish-speaking families while promoting and increasing diversity training to ACGC staff.
Seanna Crosbie, of the Austin Child Guidance Center, and Barbara Jefferson, with the Center for Child Protection, join the Spectrum News Austin's In Focus set with Elizabeth Jeneault to discuss the work each organization is doing to help children and families facing difficult situations.
On March 2nd, 2018 Austin Child Guidance Center’s (ACGC) gracious donors and supporters raised thousands of dollars for children's mental health needs during Amplify Austin Day.
Finalists in Community Activist and Community Professional Categories Commended for Excellence in Improving Lives of Children in Central Texas.
Congratulations to the following individuals nominated for the Phillis Richards Austin Icon for Children Award.
Parents, you might be wondering what you’re supposed to say to your children about the recent bombings in Austin. How do you keep them safe, keep them informed, yet not scare them? What is too much information? What is too little?
Austin Child Guidance Center's Director of Program & Trauma Informed Services, Seanna Crosbie, discusses how to talk about the Austin package explosions with your kids on Fox 7 Good Day Austin with Amanda Salinas.
National Volunteer Week is April 15th through April 22nd. In advance of this appreciation for volunteerism and volunteering, we are highlighting the impact and importance of serving as a board member for ACGC
Austin Child Guidance Center is accepting nominations for the 7th Annual Phyllis Richards Austin Icon for Children Award.
Los problemas y trastornos en la salud mental de niños y adolescentes pueden derivar en dificultades para su desarrollo físico y provocar contrariedades durante su adultez.
Many parents struggle with what to tell their children about mass shootings such as the recent one in Sutherland Springs, Texas or the shooting last month in Las Vegas. As parents, we want to protect our children from the violence in our world, to allay their fears, to promise them that they are safe.
The first annual People Helping Children: A Real Estate Community Charity Golf Tournament is an event Old Republic Home Protection is proud to sponsor.
Children up to the age of 17 as well as other family members can be seen without having to wait for an appointment. Parents can be seen without their child to consult about problem behavior, seek advice or get direction
The destruction and flooding brought by Hurricane Harvey is hard to fathom. During crises such as this, it can be difficult for children and adolescents, and for parents who are unsure how to support them.
Young people can have mental, emotional, and behavior problems that are real, painful, and costly. These problems, often called “disorders”, are a source of stress for the child as well as the family, school, community, and larger society.
When parents observe frequent temper outbursts and notice their child’s inability to play well with others, they worry that those behaviors will interfere with their child’s present or future success.
The Austin Travis County Suicide Prevention Coalition is providing this information to you as a courtesy. This volunteer group of Austin and Travis County community members is working to successfully implement the Austin Travis County Plan for Suicide Prevention : Guidelines for Suicide Prevention which was submitted to Mayor Will Wynn in August 2005
Children may not talk about their feelings about the death of someone they knew. They may hold back feelings because they are so overwhelming and thus appear not to be affected.
The first step in helping abused children is learning to recognize the symptoms of child abuse. Although child abuse is divided into four types — physical abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse
Parenting a child with challenging behavior is a challenge — but it is one that parents can overcome with the appropriate strategies.
Children have to be taught discipline. They are not born with it. Little by little parents have to teach it to them. While teaching discipline does take time and practice, it gets easier as children learn to control their own behavior. And best of all, teaching discipline does not have to hurt either the parents or the children.