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Teen Session Groups

Posted on October 17, 2017

Teen session groups start November 6th. Call 570-1084  for more information or sign up below to get contacted by Centers for Children and Families.


An Evening With Demarcus Ware

Posted on June 6, 2017

Thursday, August 10, 2017 Midland County Horseshoe Pavilion We invite you to celebrate Centers’ 60 years of service to the Permian Basin 5:30 – 6:30 PM Pre-event VIP Reception 7:00 PM Dinner and Presentation Live and Silent Auctions Raffle-Wine Cork Pull Current Nine-Entertainment & Dancing DeMarcus Ware is widely regarded as one of the greatest […]


Closed doors can lead to growth

Posted on May 2, 2017

By Ana Rios, LPC-Intern Have you ever felt as if your life was a series of closed doors? If you answered yes, you’re certainly not alone. There are times when we are faced with situations that bring us to our knees. We often make drastic decisions in our frantic state. For example: joining the service, […]


Client Focus: Matti Rooks

Posted on March 30, 2017

As a student council member, active choir participant and student driver, Matti Rooks seems like a normal teen, but Matti’s story is far from normal. Born with a litany of birth defects and after suffering years of abuse, Matti has defied the odds to become a bullying prevention advocate and volunteer. Born into a family […]


Letting go allows children to grow

Posted on March 27, 2017

By Bryn Dodd, MA Recently, my family and I rode on the public transportation train system in Dallas. We encountered a young man, not older than twenty, who was holding a broken suitcase and a garbage bag full of belongings. He looked frantic and scared. The train was crowded and there were no seats. Read […]


Closure is an important aspect in relationships

Posted on March 21, 2017

By Christine Hall, LPC, LCDC Interpersonal relationships are complicated and as a therapist you often see individuals struggling from a break-up and questioning “what happened?” and “how will I move on?” It is rare when a relationship ends on good terms and both individuals involved are able to ask questions and receive the answers they […]


Mandalas can be used as art therapy

Posted on March 13, 2017

By Marcia Norton, EdD, LPC-S, RN, BSN You are probably asking yourself, “What is a Mandala?” The word “Mandala” is Sanskirt for circle or completion and it can have many meanings. Buddhists and Hinduists see mandalas as representing the universe. Forms of mandalas in Christianity are rose windows, the Celtic Cross and the crown of […]


Open lines of communication with children

Posted on February 27, 2017

By Courtney Samsel MA, LPC, CART Starting in the beginning months of life, infants learn to say their first words. Most believe this marks the beginning of their journey through communication with those in their environment. Interestingly, communication occurs prior to when these words are uttered. It is through tears that the newborn learns to […]