Helping Families Cope and Grow
Effective Counseling for Children and Families
The Center for Child Counseling is building the foundation for playful, healthful, and hopeful living for children and families in Palm Beach County.
At the Center for Child Counseling we offer prevention, early intervention, and treatment services for children and families in a safe, supportive environment. At the foundation of our mission is addressing early adversity, offering effective solutions that have a lifelong impact.
As infant and early childhood mental health specialists, we focus on promoting healthy parent-child attachment; helping young children cope and heal after traumatic events or loss; and providing parents with positive strategies to handle even the most challenging behaviors.
Our Impact in the Community
Last year, over 1,200 at-risk children and their families received prevention and early intervention services through the Center for Child Counseling to ensure that they have the best start in life.
Who is an at-risk child? A child living in an environment characterized by exposure to violence or who has experienced abuse, and neglect. These experiences put children at enormous risk for the development of emotional and behavioral concerns that impact functioning at home, school, and the community. Babies and young children are at even greater risk because these early experiences can lead to structural changes in the developing brain. Early intervention is the key to healthy outcomes.
Great Charity Challenge
Thank You Great Charity Challenge!
We are so grateful to the Great Charity Challenge for supporting our mission. Through this event, we received $35,000 to support counseling for young children impacted by trauma, violence, and abuse.
A special thank you to all of the sponsors and supporters, especially the Bellissimo Family, Anne Caroline Valtin, Two Swans Farm, and Deerfield Farm. Click here for this year's Great Charity Challenge results. For more information about the event, visit the Great Charity Challenge website.
"Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are the single greatest unaddressed public health threat facing our nation today." Dr. Robert Block, former President, American Academy of Pediatrics.
Our approach, called Fighting ACEs, focuses on the youngest, most vulnerable children in our community. Unaddressed, multiple ACEs can lead to a lifetime of physical and mental health problems. Our model includes building the capacity of adult caregivers to effectively buffer the effects of toxic stress in young children, healing the intergenerational cycle of abuse and trauma, and building healthy parent-child relationships through an array of prevention and early intervention services.
Our overarching goal is to promote resilience of young children and their caregivers. Give today to make a difference or join in the conversation: #FightingACEs.