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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.