|Provide quality mental
health services to a community in great need by ensuring
easy access and promoting early intervention.
The mission of the Los Angeles Child Guidance
Clinic is to provide quality mental health services to a
community in great need by ensuring easy access and promoting
early intervention. The Clinic enhances the mental health
and well-being of children and youth ages 0-25 years, and
their caregivers, by:
- Providing family-centered, culturally sensitive and clinically
sound mental health programs in an atmosphere that fosters
emotional and social growth.
- Providing specialized educational
services to seriously emotionally disturbed children
and youth who have failed in other settings.
on behalf of children and their families in order to
secure needed services.
- Training mental health professionals
and promoting innovative new approaches.
- Promoting strategic
collaborative efforts with schools, preschools and other
human services and advocacy agencies in Central and South
Central Los Angeles.
- Providing follow-along services to
clients enrolled in Clinic services prior to age 21,
through their 25th birthday, when indicated.
ongoing evaluations of Clinic services to ensure effective
outcomes; and conducting research on Clinic services
and participating in appropriate research studies conducted
by experts in mental health and related fields.
- Help children and youth who are mentally ill, seriously
emotionally disturbed, abused or at risk for mental health
problems to function in a healthy manner at home, in school
and in the community, ensuring that services are offered
at the lowest level of care possible.
- Support primary caregivers in their efforts to strengthen
and preserve the integrity of their families.
- Treat adult family members, as appropriate, in support
of family-centered services.
- Treat adults who face barriers
to employment due to mental health issues.