By Robin Entress, LCSW Director of Community and Home-Based Services at CCGC Caregivers of children with a mental illness know it can be really difficult to balance the attention they give all of their children. Because caregivers are often so involved in facing the struggles of their high-need children, young siblings with less severe needs…
The Community Child Guidance Clinic is a private, non-profit organization that has been serving Manchester and surrounding towns since 1959. Our behavioral and mental vitality is important to our overall well-being, and we provide services to over 1,000 families each and every year.
We offer a wide range of programs and services, including early intervention programs, educational services, home-based interventions, and outpatient services. We strive towards excellence with the services we provide to the children and families we serve. We welcome you to browse our site and contact us at (860) 643-2101 with any questions you have regarding our services. We look forward to speaking with you!
Don’t miss our signature fundraising event! Join us at the Pond House Cafe on Friday, April 5th for a full dinner buffet, free drink tickets, a live DJ performance, and silent and live auctions. Tickets are on sale now for $75! Click here for the event page.
Our mission is to assist and support children with emotional and behavioral issues
by providing a special education day school and a system of child and family-focused mental health services.
Our Programs & Services
Educational, Outpatient and Milieu, Psychological and Developmental, Community and Home-Based Services
The Community Child Guidance Clinic School was established in 1974 and offers state approved education and intensive therapeutic services. We serve children ages 3 to 15 years of age with varying academic levels, learning abilities, and behavioral and emotional issues that may impede their ability to learn. A great advantage to our program is the individual attention and stability our children receive due to the small class sizes and high staff to student ratio; currently about 2:1.
Outpatient and Milieu services provide a wide range of diagnostic and treatment services, many of which are specialized programs that target specific problems. Examples of some of the programs offered include trauma services, Evidence-Based Practice Models such as ARC and MATCH-ADTC, and NorthStar, which is an intensive outpatient program for children ages 5 to 12.
Community and Home-Based services work with families in their homes and communities in order to create a working partnership with families to improve overall functioning. This includes our In-Home Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services (IICAPS) program.
“CCGC school helped me change my behaviors, staff actually cared about me.”
– 5th grade student
“My daughter’s clinician helped me to advocate for my daughter’s needs, and I am very thankful for the assistance.”
“Group gave me a place where I felt comfortable opening up and being myself.”
– 14 Yr. Old Male
“My clinician helped me with my feelings, and she made me feel better about myself.”
– 10 Yr. Old Female
“The staff in the school really helped my child learn new ways to handle his aggression, and taught me how to be a better parent.”
The Latest At CCGC
Recent News & Blog Posts
By Lauren Schempp, LCSW Director of Special Initiatives at CCGC How do we talk to children about body image and weight loss in 2019? Children today face more pressure than ever in regards to their looks, but children today can also order a 3000+ calorie meal from their favorite fast food restaurant with the help…
By Dr. Carlos GonzalezMedical Director at CCGC On the day of your child’s diagnosis, remember: It probably took a lot of courage and effort to get to this point. No parent is happy to even consider the possibility that their child needs more help than they can give. Many parents, even when faced with their…
By Susan Carey, MS, OTR/L, SIPT Occupational Therapist at CCGC To begi a new year of blog posts here at CCGC we wanted to start with a post that shares some information about one of the disorders that we see here at the Clinic. We hope this infographic will help to shed some light on…
By Molly Getchell, Development Coordinator at CCGC On Facebook, on television, on the radio, we hear about tragedies all the time. We can find news of terrible accidents, violent attacks, devastating illnesses, unexpected deaths on any day, on any platform. As adults reading or hearing about these stories, we know that there is often no…
By Robin Entress, LCSW Director of Community and Home-Based Services at CCGC It’s been a very long winter. If you’ve been feeling spring fever for a while, this could be because your body knows that being outside is good for you. Many studies have shown that being outdoors really does make us feel better. 5…
1555 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford CT 8606432101 Fundraiser https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dreams-and-discovery-night-gala-2019-tickets-47187518137
Join us for Dreams and Discovery Night, a fundraising Gala for the community Child Guidance Clinic. This event will be held at the elegant Pond House Cafe, where you can enjoy an decadent dinner buffet and be a part of our exciting auction events.More