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Peer Advocates help teenagers transition to adulthood

Many factors determine a teenager’s path to adulthood. Their own family choices will help chart the course. By law, at the age of 18, adolescents are considered adults and many parents entrust their children at this age to pay for all of life’s necessities by living in their own apartment, buying clothes, holding down a … Continued

C&A is seeing clients through telehealth

Whether you are new to professional mental health support or have been in treatment before, help is here. Telehealth provides video and/or telephone counseling support due to increased worry, stress, loneliness and other factors. Intake, assessments and treatment can be done safely from the comfort of your home, and all the important things like privacy, confidentiality … Continued

Start a conversation on race and racism with your children

It’s all over the news and social media.  Tens of thousands of people have shown up to protest over the killing of George Floyd, over numerous incidents of police brutality and over the systemic racism that is pervasive in this country. There are growing demands to have racism recognized as a public health emergency. Hatred, … Continued

Reckless youth attitude: I will not get COVID-19

You’ve probably seen the pictures, teens and young adults crowding the beaches in Florida, completely ignoring the warnings about contagion and recommendations for social distancing. What are they thinking? There isn’t a simple explanation. Teens and young adults aren’t a homogenous group. They don’t all think alike and they don’t all have the same reasons … Continued

Let Your Light Shine Fundraiser

Bright, dazzling lights filling the room. Vivid brilliant colors draping every inch. Aerial artists dropping from the Great Court ceiling. Jugglers walking around performing. A dazzling array of other performances will highlight Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health’s (C&A) 15th annual Let Your Light Shine (LYLS) fundraiser on April 4, with all proceeds benefiting the agency. … Continued

Winter affecting your mood is ‘SAD’

The bright lights, glitter and glamour of the holiday season has faded into the backdrop for another year. Darkness surrounds Northeastern Ohioans when they wake up and when they leave work. Oftentimes, the daylight hours are gray. As winter trudges forward, we start to gain a minute of daylight each day. For many people, children … Continued

Assessment process

Following the intake process, your child and all family members present, will meet with one of Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health’s (C&A) assessors for an assessment. This assessment is meant to gain a broader perspective of the issues your child is facing. This is an in-depth discussion that will help determine which services will best … Continued

Intake Process

When calling into Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health (C&A), we understand that your family may be going through a difficult experience. If your child is suffering from depression, anxiety or stress, we can help find the right treatment to support those needs. As a parent/legal guardian, you will be involved with the intake process every … Continued

Why Call C&A?

Today’s generation of kids are responding differently to child rearing techniques used in previous generations. Decades ago, parents were unfamiliar with certain emotional and behavioral challenges that kids are facing today. Parents used phrases such as “toughen up,” “you’ll get through it,” “this will be a good learning experience,” and “if it was good enough … Continued