Moments of Clarity: Caring for Kid’s Mental Health in the Spookiest Month of the Year

saying goodbye to a dear friend

With a heavy heart, Clarity Child Guidance Center must say goodbye to a long-time friend, advocate, and board member, Reverend Taylor Boone. Taylor’s drive to help others left a deep impact on both the children getting treatment at Clarity CGC and the San Antonio community as a whole.

In addition to his service to Clarity, Taylor impacted Corazon Ministries, Methodist Healthcare System of San Antonio, Methodist Healthcare Ministries, the San Antonio Area Foundation, and many other nonprofits.

Our thoughts are with Taylor’s family at this time. His memorial service will be held at Travis Park Church on Saturday, October 2.

Click here to see the results!

caring for clarity

Choose Act Impact Day of Service is a tradition for the Texas A&M University of San Antonio students, featuring multiple off-campus service opportunities.

As part of this event, A&M San Antonio students chose to help Clarity Child Guidance Center!

Clarity Child Guidance Center has an 8-acre campus with 10 buildings, a playground, swimming pool, gymnasium, courtyard, several gardens, and more. Keeping our grounds safe, clean, and fun takes a lot of time, energy, and effort!

Thank you to the TAMUSA students who dedicated their Saturday towards getting the Clarity campus in shipshape!

Interested in Caring for Clarity? Email us and let us know!

the spooky scary side of mental health

October is upon us! The month of spooky stories and scary amounts of candy. Who doesn’t love the creepiest time of the year?

However, October is also Bullying Prevention Month, which can be frightening in a less glamorous way.

  • What is the difference between social conflict and bullying?
  • When should you step in to protect your child?
  • How do you respond when your child is the bully?
  • What role does technology play in bullying?

These are challenging questions! Check out the articles below for a starting point on discovering these answers.

For a deeper dive into the causes of and responses to bullying, you can check out these amazing Claritycon2021 speakers from September’s session. Each course is only $25!

Click here for information on the First Step program!

children’s mental health facts poster

As part of our 2020 Annual Report, Clarity Child Guidance Center created a brand new poster on kid’s mental health. This infographic illustrates children’s mental health data from a variety of local and national sources.

Our goal is to spread awareness of both the troubling and hopeful research surrounding our children’s well-being.

We need your help spreading the word! Please email us if you or your organization would like copies of this poster.

Click here for information on the Next Step Center!

claritycon2021

Below are the speakers and topics for the next session of Claritycon2021. We hope that you will join us on November 5!

Nov 5, 2021
8:00am – 1:00pm
5 CEUs
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  • “So-Called Normal: A Memoir of Family, Depression and Resilience” by Mark Henick, Suicide Survivor
  • “Transforming the Difficult Child with the Use of the Nurtured Heart Approach” by Rachael Sherman, LCSW
  • “Trauma and the Adolescent Brain” by Michelli Ramon, LCSW, CDWF
  • “Family Violence: The Effects on a Child” by Jenny Hixon, Public Health Administrator – Violence Prevention, San Antonio Metropolitan Health District
  • “First Psychotic Episode” by Ariel De Llanos, MD, CEO and Founder of Focus and Balance

Claritycon2021 has a total of 16 CEU hours, which you can get for only $250 with our All Speaker Bundle.

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  • Clarity Child Guidance Center is the only nonprofit mental health treatment center for kids ages 3 to 17 in South Texas. Our staff of children’s mental health professionals is the largest in the region. When a child is in crisis, we work with families to get much needed treatment regardless of their ability to pay.

The opinions, representations and statements made within this guest article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of One in Five Minds or Clarity Child Guidance Center. Any copyright remains with the author and any liability with regard to infringement of intellectual property rights remain with them. One in Five Minds and Clarity Child Guidance Center accepts no liability for any errors, omissions or representations.

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