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    Your child is ready - are you? Parent pre-k prep guide

    So, your child is going to preschool! As we head into September, we can’t help but notice the “back to school” paraphernalia in all the stores. We get caught up in buying the latest character backpack for our children and making sure they have all the “stuff” they need.   Read More...

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    Hidden In Plain Sight - decoding a teen room

    Stumble across an old book on the floor in your daughter’s room, and you smile to yourself thinking that she’s still an active reader. Find a full bottle of colorful sports drink on your son’s dresser, and you think nothing of it because he always leaves cups, plates, and food wrappers lying around. However, look a little more closely and you will be surprised learn that a teen’s room can have countless “every day” items that are secretly – in plain sigh...  Read More...

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    2018-19 Family Days are here!

    Family Days – the fun, free, and supportive program for families who have children with developmental delays or who are on the autism spectrum – are back with a new schedule beginning September 15. For the 2018-19 year, the program has moved to Saturdays from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.“We’re always striving to meet the needs of our families,” explains Claudia Morales, BSW, the early childhood behavioral health specialist who leads the program. “The feedback we received was that Saturday would better fi...  Read More...

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    Reset the clock for school

    It’s finally the end of August, which means its back-to-school time! Starting a new school year can be an exciting time, but it can also be filled with anxiety for both parents and kids. Luckily, we put together a list of tips to make transitioning from the summer to school easier!Create a healthy bedtime routineEstablish a “school friendly” bedtime and wake-up routine before school begins.   Read More...

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    August at TGCW

    There are no lazy days of summer at The Guidance Center of Westchester! Here are links to the topics covered in our August video update:Seeding to Eating, a 2018 SAMHSA Recognition of Excellence in Wellness winnerSeeding to Eating video testimonial 1Seeding to Eating video testimonial 2Universal Pre-K (UPK) availability in New RochelleThe Hub summer programBack to School Bash for the Center for College & Careers   Read More...

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    2018 summer newsletter is here!

    Our 2018 summer newsletter is packed with information on our programs and services. Read it online here.    Read More...

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    PROS project receives national recognition

    We’ve been bragging about the gardening course offered through our Personalized Recovery-Oriented Services (PROS) for quite some time. Now, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) agrees!  Our Seeding to Eating: Healthy Living through Gardening project is one of four programs nationwide to receive the 2018 Recognition of Excellence in Wellness as part of their Program to Achieve Wellness (PAW).“Based on what we were seeing in the PROS participants ...  Read More...

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    FREE family night July 31

    The Hub, the adolescent and young adult substance use treatment program of The Guidance Center of Westchester, announces a free family night presentation on Tuesday, July 31. Featured speaker for the evening is Stephanie Marquesano, founder and president of the harris project."Stephanie's message about co-occurring disorders is tremendously important for parents, teens, and families," says Camille Banks-Lee, LCSW, CASAC, MsEd, of the Hub. "By shining light on co-occurring diso...  Read More...

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    SYEP begins July 5

    The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) officially begins on Thursday, July 5. The six-week program helps provide young people with a paid work experience. Participants and businesses are supported by a job developer, who helps ensure a positive experience for all. Thanks to the following local businesses for giving our students a chance!B & A FroyoBeechmont TavernChamps Boxing ClubCreative Learning CenterHour to Exit Escape GamesHumane Society of Westchester at New RochelleThe Lab N...  Read More...

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    READI to launch - June 27

    We're READI to launch at noon on Wednesday, June 27! The Guidance Center of Westchester is partnering with the Westchester-Putnam Workforce Development Board, My Brother's Keeper Challenge, and the Westchester Children's Association for the official launch of the READI workforce curriculum.  READI represents the workplace attributes Westchester business look for in youth they hire.   Read More...

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