Austin Child Guidance Center is providing various free services to families. You can find a short description of the services below. Flyers have been attached below the relevant topics of this post to use to distribute information to families.
Services currently available are:
- Free teletherapy services to Spanish-speaking and bilingual families wherein at least one family member (parent or child) has experienced abuse or been a victim of a crime. They keep a waitlist for this program year-round.
- Free teletherapy services to English-speaking families wherein at least one family member (parent or child) has experienced abuse or been a victim of a crime. See flyer for eligibility info.
- PCIT/ Parent Child Interaction Therapy: a short-term, specialized behavior management program for children ages 2.5-6 that is designed for young children experiencing behavioral and/or emotional difficulties and their families. Live coaching is the hallmark of PCIT. The therapist observes the caregiver and child together, then provide coaching on the PCIT skills. PCIT is for children who display the following: Parent-child relational problems, defiance, non-compliance, aggression, trauma, ADHD. Research on this type of therapy has shown that it is equally effective via telehealth as in-person.
- Walk-in Clinic: Staring in July, Austin Child Guidance Center will be starting up virtual walk-in clinic on Tuesday late afternoon-evenings and Friday afternoons. This is a one-time therapy session for more immediate *but not emergency* needs that a child or teen may be experiencing. Please see the attached flyer for the virtual clinic. There is currently no designated end-date for this service.
Please contact Emily, the Austin Child Guidance Center family resource navigator, with any questions.