The Link To Children

Rating: 4.83 stars   12 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Mental Health, Education

Location: 5236 Claremont Ave 2nd floor Oakland CA 94618 USA

Mission: TLC exists to promote the healthy emotional development of children 0-5 so that they will be able to learn to their fullest potential by providing on-site mental health services to childcare facilities in the Bay Area,mental health training to preschool teachers and childcare providers, and parent education. TLC is grounded in sensitivity to the diversity of the communities it serves.
Programs: TLC has set up fully equipped play therapy rooms at seven child development centers in Northern Alameda County that are funded by the State to serve low-income, high risk families.TLC is a qualified internship for post masters registerd MFT interns who are working to fulfill thier internship licensing requirements.
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Link to Children is a wonderful organization that provides a most needed early childhood mental health services to the diverse communities in Alameda County. TLC also provides individual, family and dyadic therapy to victims of violence.
I am fortunate to have been involved with TLC for many years and have seen positive changes in teachers, administrators, parents and children.
I am impressed by TLC's commitment to be culturally accountable in serving children and their families.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Personally I have seen results in the work that clinicians have done with recent immigrant families. Clinicians create a safe space for the parents to bring their concerns and help them address the emotional needs of their children.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase the number of staff, interns and volunteers to serve more childcare centers. Increase the language/ cultural capacity of the staff to extend the services to other communities.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

I have been involved with TLC for some time. The organization is well run and nutures young children and their families in so many ways. It also has consistently trained several doctoral students in clinical psychology to evaluate children and to do play and family therapy for the greater bay area community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing children and families flourish and become more peaceful calm and have a clear sense of well being despite the stressful obstacles of low socio economic status, violent neighborhoods and long working hours.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

put the services into all preschools and child development centers in the city of Oakland.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

TLC is providing an opportunity for a young child to realize their full potential. By addressing concerns and challenges in the classroom or in every day life, they are given the tools to succeed in school and life.
TLC has offered information where there were questions. The therapist are a professional, committed group and I would recommend them highly!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing young children feel more confident and teachers and parents to value the children.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Hire more staff and see their reach way beyond Oakland, CA

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