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Summer Newsletter
June, 2014

Happy Summer!  I hope everyone has a fun and safe summer. Let's make the most of these beautiful days!
We are very busy at the Center  this time of year with many projects underway.  Just a few include grant projects, staff therapists studying to become  licensed clinical supervisors, training and mentoring of several practicum students and plans for our fall mental health training and annual fundraiser are in the works.  

Please take a few minutes to catch up with us!  



Brenda Hayward
Executive Director
Child & Family Guidance Center of Texoma

Child & Family Guidance Center

 804 E. Pecan Grove Road 

Sherman, Texas 75090




Fun All Summer Long!
Check out TCOG's awesome website for great summertime activities plus hundreds of other  parenting tips and information.   
Center Services ... Do You Know What We Do at CFGC?
Child & Family Guidance Center Starfish Benefit Website Version
Client Stories 
Because of the confidential  and private nature of mental healthcare our work is often  hard to understand.  However, we continue to strive to educate the community about our services in hopes to increase awareness and reduce the stigma attached to mental health.
Simply, we provide help, hope and healing to children, parents and families experiencing trials, tragedy and trauma in their lives.  We do this regardless of their ability to pay for services.   The sponsored care is made possible through extensive community donations, grants and fundraising efforts annually. 
Services include individual, family, marriage and play therapy, psycho-educational group classes,
a customized family empowerment program for parents, psychological assessments, Kids Hurt Too Divorce Education Seminars, parent education classes, and mental health professional trainings for providers.
To learn more about CFGC services visit us at 
Social Media Safety Tips For Your Children 
More and more concerned parents are asking therapists how to monitor their children's use of social media.   Parents can help their tweens and teens explore the world of social media as safely as possible by following a few simple tips.

It begins with parents exploring social networking sites for themselves. We teach our teens how to become a safe driver.  We can also model appropriate social media use for our teens.

Be social media savvy.

Keep up to date on social networking sites that appeal to teens.

  • Set up your own Facebook account so you can "friend" your teen and monitor your teen's online activity.
  • If your teen balks at having a parent for a "friend," give her 24 hours to clean up her Facebook account, then sit down together and go over her friends, photos, and wall messages. If you can't be Facebook friends, insist on having free access to your teen's Facebook page any time you want.
  • Use your web browser's History button to keep track of the websites your teen visits.

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 CFGC Partners with Austin College for  Summer Grant  Program 
 Austin College Senior Omar Husyani was selected to intern this summer at CFGC  to assist with grant writing projects to further the efforts of the Center to focus on the mental healthcare shortage in the Texoma region. 
Welcome Omar! 
 Seeking Sponsors for Our 3rd Annual Starfish Benefit           
A BIG Thank you to our PRESENTING Sponsors...
Angels of Care Pediatric Home Health 
The Thelma Braun & Bocklett Family Foundation
 Please consider supporting our cause by becoming a sponsor of the 2014 Starfish Benefit scheduled for Saturday, September 27th.   

This year's event is going to be spectacular!  You won't want to miss it!

Sponsors will be gratefully appreciated and acknowledged.  To become a sponsor please go to www, Click on Support Us.

Also...Be on the Look Out for the Starfish Benefit TAPS Bus!   
Thank you TAPS & Car Wrap City!

You Could Be the Help Someone Needs...FREE Training


We are pleased to help Texoma Community Center promote their New Mental Health First Aid Training Seminars this summer.  CFGC is a strong advocate of this program and believes it can help save lives.


Mental Health First Aid has been approved by the Texas Education Agency as an approved continuing Education Provider for the State of Texas. Currently the training and certification to Texas educators as well as the community is FREE.  Limited Seating is Available so please sign up now. 


8 hour training schedule:  8 am to 5 pm 

United Way of Grayson County

713 E. Brockett Street

Sherman, TX 75090

Friday  June 20 & 27th

Friday July 11 & 25th 

To register contact Danielle Mihm at  or call 903-957-4701


To Lean more visit the Mental Health First Aid website

New Healthcare Resource for Uninsured in Grayson County 


If you or someone you know are uninsured, have medical concerns and need to see a doctor the new Grayson County Indigent Healthcare Program may be able to help.


To call or stop by contact:

Grayson County Indigent Healthcare Program

Located inside the Grayson County Health Clinic

1111 Gallagher Drive

Sherman, TX 75090


Happy Thought
The tans will fade but the memories will last forever!


We wish to extend sincere appreciation to every volunteer, donor, advocate, and referral and collaborative partner for your help and support. 


We could not do this vitally important work without you. 




CFGC Board of Directors & Staff

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