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Back to School!

Back to School!

Let’s talk about some challenging times as the kids go back to school! By Terry Basile, local Marriage and Family Therapist. Pre-School/Kindergarten – Often this is a time with as much emotional stress for us as our children. On my son’s first day of pre-school I dropped him off and immediately started crying. I stood [...]

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Mothers Strong Butte County

Mothers Strong Butte County

The experience of pregnancy and becoming a mother is one of the most miraculous and joyous parts of family life. This also can be one of the most physically, mentally and emotionally challenging times for a mother. For some mothers, the difficulty is more intense, lasts longer, and is actually a condition called “Perinatal Mood [...]

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Life Changing Programs

Life Changing Programs

For many youth today, the transition from childhood to adulthood is a challenging one. This journey requires youth ages 8-17 to understand and manage such things as physical changes in their bodies, friendships and relationships with others, greater freedom and responsibility in personal decisions and increased peer and social pressure. Through the Boys & Girls [...]

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Butte County Adds H.E.A.R.T.

Butte County Adds H.E.A.R.T.

Last year, Youth for Change, a non-profit social service agency, received federal funds to facilitate a program that serves homeless and runaway minors. This was a collaborative effort with Butte Behavioral Health who formally held the grant and ran the H.E.R.E. program.  Butte County Behavioral Health Crisis Program still exists to serve minors in a [...]

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The Chico Buddy Walk ®

The Chico Buddy Walk ®

Celebrating Community Members with Down Syndrome.   The Chico Buddy Walk® started as a small idea brought together by a few parents and friends who wanted to be able to bring together our community to celebrate and learn about our children, our friends and our neighbors in Butte County with Down syndrome. This small group [...]

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