Child Guidance Center

Below is an overview of the Child Guidance Center and their offerings.

About

Good mental health during childhood and adolescence is just as important as good physical health. Child Guidance Center (CGC) is dedicated to providing excellent behavioral and mental health services for the youth of Orange County. We train family members, teachers and others who all have important roles in ensuring children are able to achieve their true potential. The families we support come in all shapes and sizes – we work with foster parents, grandparents, and same-sex parents to provide the support and services they need to raise healthy children.

Who It’s For:

  • Educators
  • Grades Pre-K-12

Trainings:

Teacher-Child Interaction Training – Skill Building Didactics & Group Coaching

Intended Audience: Teachers/School Administrators
Duration: 8 weeks, Start date of March 30th
Available in languages: English

Teacher-Child Interaction Training – Group Coaching (TCIT-GC) is a coaching model derived from Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) that teaches educators skills for positive student behavior management and emotional regulation.

Who is TCIT-GC for?

Educators who:

  • Identify students with problematic classroom behavior
  • Find that the learning environment is disruptive
  • Are stressed by managing problematic student behaviors
  • Support students who exhibit:
  • Difficulty paying attention in school
  • Aggression toward teachers and/or other students
  • Challenges with following directions
  • Swearing or use negative language
  • Temper tantrums

OVERVIEW OF THE PROGRAM

  • Week 1: Didactic training: Educators will work on building PRIDE skills to promote
    a positive classroom environment
  • Week 2: Coaching: TCIT-GC Trainer facilitated group coaching and consultation to
    assist educators in applying didactic strategies
  • Week 3: Didactic training: Focus on BE DIRECT skills in giving effective commands
    and PRIDE skills
  • Week 4: Coaching: TCIT-GC Trainer facilitated group coaching and consultation to
    assist educators in applying didactic strategies
  • Week 5: Didactic training: Focus on Skills to Manage Behavior and PRIDE skills
  • Week 6: Coaching: TCIT-GC Trainer facilitated group coaching and consultation to
    assist educators in applying didactic strategies
  • Week 7: Didactic training: will focus on Social Emotional Learning (SEL) strategies
    and PRIDE skills
  • Week 8: Coaching: TCIT-GC Trainer facilitated group coaching and consultation to
    assist educators in applying didactic strategies

If you believe that you or a loved one is currently at high-risk, call 911 or immediately transport them to a hospital. Do not attempt to access emergency mental health care through this website.

Funded by the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA), Behavioral Health Services, Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

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