Supportive Counseling for Children and Adolescents
The CEC offers free Individual Counseling for children and adolescents. The counseling services are for those who have experienced trauma at some point in their lives. Our hope is to equip you with healthy coping skills in order to effectively deal with past or current challenges. Trained Licensed Professionals are here to guide you in discovering your sense of identity and purpose in life. By providing a confidential and compassionate environment, our desire is for you and your family to establish positive changes.
Our Services Include:
- Play Therapy for ages 4 and up
- Counseling for Adolescents ages 12-18 Ringo, our Therapy Dog
- Animal-Assisted Therapy
- Individual Counseling services are offered in English and Spanish
Come and discover your BEST self!
Please contact one of our Therapists to schedule an appointment for an assessment
Eileen Kaufman, LCSW
817-281-1164, ext. 161
Leyla Baez, LPC
817-281-1164, ext. 162
After School Tutoring
On Tuesdays, Wednesday & Thursday from 4:00 – 5:30 pm, elementary aged children attend one on one tutoring with a volunteer. Homework gets done, reading is enjoyed and everyone gets a snack.
Summer Learning Program
For families living in CEC Property, the Summer Learning Program is designed to bridge the gap between school and summer, focused on decreasing the learning loss that occurs when students are not in school. Children in grades K – 4th grade can participate in crafts, games and guided and experiential curriculum for 10 weeks in the summer.
In 2020, 20 elementary students participated in a variety of programs including Art, Science, Sports, Music and Reading over the 70 day session. In partnership with AmeriCorps Volunteers, North Richland Hills Library, Summer Santa, churches and individuals the students engaged in onsite sports camps, crafts, fun “Camp in a Box”, Summer Reading Programs and family style meals. We accomplished all this with over 30 volunteers contributing over 500 volunteer hours.
All the students who attended where assessed as on or below grade level when they started which was due to the learning loss as a result of COVID. However, at the end of the summer the assessment revealed all students had improved the reading skill to either grade level up to 2 grade levels.
RefreshBISD is also another way that CEC empowers change in the lives of disadvantaged families and students within the Birdville school district. RefreshBISD is a one-day back-to-school event that provides not only backpacks and school supplies to families in need, but also helpful resources and a chance to connect with churches within our community.