February, 2010
    The Wylie Center 
Wylie Center children can look forward to Valentine's Day festivities this month and you parents can look forward to attending one or more of the educational and supportive programs we offer for adults!   
Reminder:  All centers are closed on Monday, February 15 in observation of Presidents' Day.

contact us 


Potomac Site
Cypress Springs
Grant Site
Calvary Site
Home Program
951-683-5193 x332    
Autism Clinic
951-683-5193 x331
951-683-5193 x211 
Mental Health Treatment
951-683-5193 x239
Mental Health Department 

Anger Management        

A weekly group for teens is available.  Contact the front office at 683-5193 for details.
New Mother's Support Group
for women experiencing stress, loneliness and some sadness after the birth of a baby?  Mother's Support group meets at the Rubidoux WIC clinic on Mondays at noon,  Call Ashley Butler for further details at (951) 683-5193.
Help for children aged 0-5 with extreme behaviors
This program is generously funded by the Riverside County Children and Families Commission.  
Intervention services for low-income families with children ages zero to 5 is available at the Wylie Center.  Families enrolled in this service who participate regularly in counseling will be provided with free child care.   If you are interested in this service, call or visit the Potomac, Grant, or Calvary child care site and pick up the First 5 E enrollment paperwork or speak directly to the program manager for more information.  Please note:   Space is limited to the next 7 families who complete and submit their paperwork and then complete a full assessment with our mental health clinicians.

The Wylie Center is        supported  by:     


Of Special Interest to families of children with seizure disorders: 

 4th annual Epilepsy Empowerment Conference

 Saturday, February 20
California Baptist University
No charge. 
Info: 951-340-9193


Autism Gave Her a Vision.  She Gave it a Voice.
See Claire Danes as Temple Grandin in the new HBO presentation on
Saturday, February 6, 2010
8 pm
Temple Grandin and her Mother will speak at a conference in Phoenix, AZ on May 28, 2010
For more information about her presentation, and books and materials by Dr. Grandin, contact Future Horizons.
 Wylie Center Parenting Programs
 Small changes can mean big differences!
Triple P
Tuesdays, 6 - 8 pm
New classes begin February 23
Fee:  $102 (includes workbook) 
(Note:  some scholarships exist for this program.  Please call for information on eligibility) 
Reduce arguments over homework, chores, and/or household rules. Help your child be more independent and cooperative with peers, reduce stress and have more fun with your kids.  This class is ideal for parents of children between the ages of 2 and 12.
Pathways Triple P
Thursdays, 6 - 8
New session begins on February 11
Fee:  $80 (includes workbooks)
(Note:  some scholarships exist for this program.  Please call for information on eligibility)  
This 4 - week class focuses specifically on parental stress and anger that is related to or directed at children or teens.  If you would like to reduce shouting or spanking in your home, this class can help.  Completion of a Triple P or Incredible Years class is recommended.
TEEN Triple P
New classes begin in March  call for dates
Mondays, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Fee:  $102 (includes workbook) 
TEEN Triple P teaches methods that will increase your teen's cooperation and decrease his or her "attitude."  Topics include Understanding Teenage Behavior and Emotions ~ Family Rules that Make Sense for Teens and Parents ~ Dealing with Non-compliance ~ Risky Behavior ~ Monitoring your Teen's Whereabouts ~ Maintaining Trust and more.
Incredible Years/Dina School
New session starts in Spring, 2010.  Call to be placed on waiting list.
Brockton Site
6 - 8 pm
You may register for all Wylie Center Parenting Classes by phone at 951-683-5193

SAVE THE DATE for these Wylie Center FUNdraisers:
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebees.
Have breakfast out in support of the Wylie Center!  Tickets for this delicious breakfast  of pancakes, bacon, eggs and juice or coffee will be only $10!  Treat your family or give tickets as a  gift to someone special.  Look for details next month! 
Saturday, April 24, 2010
The 7th Annual Stroll n Roll
See old friends and your children's teachers at this annual event.  This year we've moved the festivities to Shamel Park!  More information will be coming home with your child soon!
Year-round fundraisers 
Box Tops for Education:  Each one is worth a dime and they add up quickly!  Send them with your child any time!
Cel Phone and printer/toner cartridge recycling:
We'll take both of these items and put them to good use.  They may be dropped off at any of the sites.
Charter Community Connection:  This program will give us a $75 donation everytime someone signs up for a new service through Charter (telephone, high speed internet, or cable tv)  Us the special code # 77680 when you call.
Thank you for all who bought See's Candy during our Winter fundraiser!  We raised a nice profit of more than $1,100!
Transition to Public School
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
8:30-10:30 a.m. (English) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. (Spanish)
This program is open to the entire community at no charge, courtesy of TASK.
This class is specifically for parents of children who will be turning three years old and will most likely be attending a public school program.  If your 2 year old receives Inland Regional Center services, it will be important for you to attend this meeting and learn about the process of "Transition." Contact Delia Lopez, TASK office at 951-328-1200 to pre-register. 
Thanks to our Community Partners of the Month!
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Assisteens Show Heart

 Hearts that Care - Hands that Share.

In 1970 The Assistance League of Riverside established its Assisteens Auxiliary for young women members in 7th through 12th grades.   Thus was born Assisteens of Riverside. To raise funds for their philanthropic projects, members work in the Assistance League Thrift Shop, located at 3707 Sunnyside Drive in Riverside, twice a month.

In December of 1981, Assisteen members voted to adopt the Carolyn E. Wylie Center, Then the Children's Center of Riverside,  as their main project.  Assisteens provide $3000 in scholarships annually.  Three times a year they put together over 300 goodie bags to be distributed to the Center's off-site programs; baskets of supplies are provided for the teachers at the Center, as well as monthly supplies of play-dough.  The Assisteens also give their time by running the arts and crafts center at the Wylie Center's annual Stroll and Roll. Members over the age of 16 interact directly with clients of the Wylie Center.  Assisteens of Riverside truly live their motto: Hearts that Care - Hands that Share.

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