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Special Announcement

Child Guidance Center is excited to announce the expansion of our services for the very young. We have recently been awarded a grant through The Jim Moran Foundation to serve families with very young children (0-5 years). We have also been chosen to participate in The Florida Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Initiative, a federal grant through Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions, Inc. We are pleased to be able to secure new ways to better serve our community!

Our Services

Our staff of trained professionals are here to help you and your child assess the situation and select the most appropriate treatment available.

Child Guidance Center services include:

Community Action Team (CAT)

This Team of therapists, case managers, mentors, a nurse and psychiatrists provide wraparound services to high risk youth and their families.

Community Family Services

This intensive program is aimed at serving children, teens and their families in the community. These clients are often at risk for hospitalization, delinquency, residential placement, or a more restrictive school placement.  Services are also provided for children who are in foster care or who may be in the custody of the Department of Children and Families. Services are provided in the homes and in the schools and involve the family in its entirety.

Day Care Consultation

A collaborative effort with the Early Learning Coalition and Jacksonville Children’s Commission to improve the quality of day care services in Duval County with CGC therapists providing screening for socio-emotional or behavioral problems.

Full Service Schools

Behavioral Health services are provided through two Full Service Schools and their feeder schools.

Infant and Early Childhood Specialist

Behavioral health services for at risk 0-2 year olds in the home setting and services for 3-5 year olds in outpatient settings.

Medical Services

Child Guidance Center provides psychiatric evaluations and medication management of clients served by each program.  Medical services are provided by one full-time Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at the four (4) outpatient locations.

Child Guidance Center will accept direct referrals for psychiatric evaluations when referred from a Primary Care Physician or Urgent care. Those who qualify for this service are those who already have therapy services with another provider, or whose condition would not benefit from therapy services. The Direct referral process is for psychiatric evaluations not therapeutic services. If you are interested in therapeutic services, please contact one of our outpatient sites. If interested in Direct referral services please review process stipulations below:

  • Follow the link below. Print and complete online packet
  • Fax (904) 345-5931, mail, or hand deliver packet, Photo ID, Insurance Card and PCP referral to ATTN Catherin Springs
  • Must have PCP referral for Direct Psychiatric services
  • Appointments length is 1 hour(if insurance requires a treatment plan your appointment will be longer)
  • Client will be served by an MD or an ARNP
  • Age limit for services is 18.


Our office will contact you to schedule an appointment once the packet and ALL requested documents have been received. If you have any questions please contact Catherin Springs at (904) 448-4700x120.

Outpatient Services

Child Guidance Outpatient Services are available to children and families in Duval County simply by making a telephone request for an intake.

Capabilities

Outpatient services include:

  • Assessment
  • Treatment Planning
  • Medical Services
  • Individual Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Parent Education Groups

Rapid Response Team

The Rapid Response Team intervenes during critical and emotionally taxing periods in children’s lives, during which the children present a danger to themselves and/or to others.  This is an aggressive and focused attempt to reduce the number of children Baker Acted from the Duval County Public Schools and Duval County’s foster homes.

Crisis intervention is provided to children and adolescents upon referral from the schools and foster homes.  Follow-up appointments are made available for maintenance until treatment elsewhere can begin, also providing the team an opportunity to facilitate the linking of the assessed children with other available services, i.e., FSPT, Full Service Schools, School Based Treatment, family therapy.

The Rapid Response Team is also available to assist in the ongoing needs and requests for training of the school personnel, sheriff’s office, foster care staff and parents, and other support services to assist in the appropriate management of crisis periods in a child’s life.

Targeted Case Management

Child Guidance Center provides case management services for children and adolescents who have more serious emotional problems. Our Case Managers work closely with our clients and families to assist them in obtaining access to needed medical, social, educational and other services in the community that will improve their lives and maintain the child in the least restrictive environment.

You can contact our Case Management Office at 448-4700 ext 304.