our model of care
We believe that children want to overcome their problems, but many don’t know how. Our goal is to work with the child and their family to discover what is preventing them from overcoming obstacles and removing any roadblocks. Ever since Clarity CGC was founded in 1886, our core value is to treat the children in our care with dignity, respect, and understanding.
The initial step in our treatment model is to clarify and diagnose the patient’s condition by conducting a mental health evaluation:
Our Model of Care is based on the following three cornerstone values:
Dignity: The quality or state of being worthy of esteem. We treat the patient with positive regard and worth regardless of age or symptoms. This is not something a patient earns; it is inherent and unchanging.
Respect: To show regard for. We show respect for the patient unconditionally, regardless of the severity of symptoms and the patient’s inability to control their aggression and hostility. Courtesy and kindness are foundations of respect.
Understanding: To maintain a constant curiosity about the patient and their symptoms. We avoid the trap of "knowing" what is best for the patient. We look beyond the obvious behaviors, such as aggression, self destruction, opposition, isolation and search for the underlying cause or deficit.
kids do well when they can
When kids are equipped with what they need, they can be successful. This belief is key to working with children in a collaborative manner.
In Clarity’s approach to care, we want to figure out the triggers and pathways that are causing the child to not be successful at home, school, and play.
Our goal is to equip children with the skills and tools they need to grow up healthy, happy, and successful in life!
building a therapeutic relationship with kids
Our patient population includes children dealing with:
We create a therapeutic relationship, helping children overcome the effects of these difficulties. We do this by being open, warm, connected, and non-judgmental with the kids in our care. We also strive to be attuned to their feelings, thoughts, and attitudes.
Just like cancer, mental illness is far easier to treat in its earliest stage.
Judge John Specia Jr.
Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute
how we treat kids
the clarity difference
Clarity Child Guidance Center is unique in many ways. What makes Clarity different?
Ever since Clarity Child Guidance Center was founded in San Antonio in 1886, our core values have been to treat the children in our care with dignity, respect, and understanding.