Austin Child Guidance Center (ACGC) was built on partnerships, collaborations and engagement with the community. We are proud to continue that legacy to create positive, lasting change for individuals, families and the wider-community.
We are a center of training and learning, engaging interns from a variety of disciplines, and providing training to hundreds of professionals every year.
The following is a list of our current community partners and institutions with which we have frequent engagement. If you are interested in developing a professional partnership with Austin Child Guidance Center please contact Seanna Crosbie for more information.
Trauma Informed Care Consortium of Central Texas (TICC)
In an effort to strengthen trauma-informed mental health practices in Central Texas, the Trauma Informed Care Consortium of Central Texas (TICC) was established in 2013 by Austin Child Guidance Center (ACGC) with funding from the St. David's Foundation.
Created to address the trauma needs of children and families, members include mental health clinicians, school personnel, medical/nursing professionals, occupational/physical therapists, law enforcement, and juvenile justice professionals. The consortium meets quarterly to network, participate in trainings, and manage communication efforts.
Additionally, TICC offers Trauma-informed care training, The Cross-Discipline Trauma Conference of Central Texas, and a Trauma-Informed Organizational Readiness Survey designed to assess organizational changes needed for trauma screening, the provision of evidence-based trauma treatments, and protections against secondary trauma in mental health care.
For more information, visit www.traumatexas.com or contact ACGC at (512) 451-2242.
Community Partners for Children
Community Partners for Children (CPC) is a collaboration that provides intensive case management to children and families who have multiple needs that cannot be met by one agency. This collaboration (formed from a merger of three previous entities – Community Resource Coordination, TRIAD, and the Eligibility Referral Team of the Children’s Partnership) serves any Travis County child/teenager whose problems are too extensive for one agency alone.
ACGC staff provides consultation and outpatient mental health services, psychological and psychiatric evaluations..
Children's Victim Recovery Project
This program assists children and families recover from the psychological effects of crime, violence, and abuse. Any child or adolescent who was a victim or witness to crime or violence is eligible for treatment services at no cost. Funding is provided by grants from the Office of Texas Attorney General and the Office of the Governor Criminal Justice Division (for Spanish-speaking victims of crime).
Infant and Early Childhood
The Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Project (IEC) is a United Way for Greater Austin and Travis County Health and Human Services funded project. The overarching goal is to promote the social and emotional health of children so that they are prepared for school and future success. Additionally, this project also focuses on educating and providing guidance to childcare staff and parents on infant and childhood development.
The TANDEM Teen Prenatal and Parenting Program is designed to promote the health and well-being of young families and reduce their risk of subsequent unplanned pregnancies. Medical, educational, and psychosocial support is provided to low-income young parents and their children from pregnancy through the first three years of their baby’s life. The lead agency for this project is People’s Community Clinic and Any Baby Can and LifeWorks are also collaborative partners. ACGC staff provides mental health services including group therapy, individual/family therapy, psychological/psychiatric evaluations, as well as consultation to the project.
Affiliated Educational Institutions:
- University of Texas School of Social Work
- University of Texas School of Counseling Psychology
- Texas A&M School of Clinical Psychology
- Texas A&M-Central Texas, College of Education & Human Development