Growing Up Strong

Children’s Behavioral Well-Being Program

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Is your child:
  • Overly emotional or having problems in relationships?
  • High-spirited or having behavioral problems?
  • Acting out and you don’t know what to do?

We can help YOU help your child!

Growing Up Strong works with families with children (ages birth-18) who are experiencing emotional, behavioral, or social challenges at home or at school, or who have experienced trauma as the result of family or community violence.

Infants and Toddlers: Preschool Children: Older Children:
  • Difficult to soothe or comfort
  • Little or no interest in people
  • Reacts strongly to environment
  • Sleeping or eating problems
  • Absence of language or communication
  • Destructive or aggressive behavior
  • Extremely active
  • Inappropriate social behaviors
  • Self-harming behaviors
  • Poor impulse control
  • Lack of friends or isolation
  • Problems with moods: crying, hopeless, fearful
  • School problems

What services are available to us?
You may be eligible to receive individual therapy for your child and family therapy to assist your whole family. Your family will receive additional services focused on the child—at no cost to you. You will have a plan tailored to address your child’s challenges - as well as yours - if you are having difficulty meeting his or her needs.

You will not lose any of the current services you are already receiving from Family Support Services, and your Agency social worker will not change.

How do we receive services?
A Growing Up Strong staff member will come to your home to talk about your child and family needs.  If you are interested, talk to your Family Support Services social worker or call Gary Thomsen (510) 834-2443 ext. 3052.