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Mission: Parent-child center is a not-for-profit community mental health center partnering with communities to change the odds for our children and families facing social, emotional and financial adversity.
Programs: The parent-child center, inc. (pcc), a member of community partners, is a not-for-profit organization providing the highest quality behavioral health therapy and counseling services to children and families in palm beach county, changing life outcomes for the youth in high-risk communities where there are concentrated pockets of poverty. Since our beginning in 1979, pcc has grown to be widely recognized as the county's leading agency of caring experts helping our most vulnerable children - victims of trauma, abuse and neglect, among other childhood developmental social, emotional and psychiatric disorders. As proof of its dedication to expert services, the parent-child center was accredited by the council on accreditation (coa) in 2006 and received its most recent national re-accredition from coa in 2016. At parent-child center, we believe in changing the odds for children and families facing adversity. We specialize in treatment for trauma, depression, attention-deficit, anxiety and other disorders that can impact the development of children and teens. The clients served at the parent-child center face numerous obstacles related to multiple risk factors such as poverty, substance abuse, physical abuse, and mental illness. In 2017, there were 3,789 children and families in palm beach county who benefited from our services. Our objectives are met through seven distinct programs providing essential mental health services for children and families that are individualized, strengths-based, recovery-oriented, services for children and families that are individualized, strenghts-based, recovery-oriented, and family-driven. In 2017, parent-child center implemented an innovative training program. This training program ensures that all service providers are equipped to partner with families on their goals. Current programs include: intake and assessment services outpatient child and family mental health servicestriple p parenting (a parent skill training program)targeted case management (identification of primary basic needs and linkage to community resources for families receiving services from pcc) crossroads community care (a program for children and young adults with a serious mental health issue) department of juvenile justice mental health program (designed to provide assessment and service provision to children entering the djj system with the goal of preventing re-offense)trauma care (provision of trauma-trained therapist for children who have been removed from their home due to abuse or neglect. )from the extensive offering above, our programs provide tremendous impact across the entire geographic area of palm beach county, including the far-western communities of belle glade and pahokee. Our therapists are community-based, meaning they see clients and their families in their homes, schools, and community centers. Our hub for services resides at our offices in riviera beach, serving the most concentrated population of vulnerable families.