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Summer Newsletter
June, 2015

History has been made throughout Texoma this summer with record rainfall and flooding.  Sadly the economic aftermath is far reaching and ongoing.  We continue to be blessed at CFGC to be financially supported by local funders who understand the need for our services to help those less fortunate drowning in life's trials and traumas big and small.  

As the rain subsides and the sun shines anew we know life goes on and brighter days are ahead.  Time to rebuild, repair and be grateful for our blessings.    

So many wonderful things are happening at the Child & Family Guidance Center this summer.  I hope you will take a few minutes to catch up with us.  Happy Summer!



Brenda Hayward
Executive Director
Child & Family Guidance Center of Texoma

Child & Family Guidance Center

 804 E. Pecan Grove Road 

Sherman, Texas 75090




Lauren Roth
                     New Board Member Joins CFGC

Lauren Roth, Sherman Chamber of Commerce Director of Tourism and Marketing was sworn in as the newest Board Member of the Child & Family Guidance Center at the July Board Meeting.  

Lauren holds a Bachelor of Marketing from Texas A & M and lives in Sherman with her husband Nicolas.  

Lauren wants to give back to the community through her experience with event planning.  We are excited to have Lauren join the Board of Directors and look forward to her sharing her expertise.  Welcome Lauren! 
Look at What Kids Can Do!

Local youth volunteered for Great Days of Service and brought tons of programs supplies to CFGC.  Thank you future community leaders!!!

  Please take 1 minute to watch this video to learn how CFGC changes lives and how you can support this vitally important cause in our community.  
Changing Lives Video
Changing Lives Video

Please sponsor today!

We invite you to join us on Saturday, September 26th at the Sherman Municipal Ballroom as we celeberate the hope, help and healing of our clients and the amazing support of our community that allows us to be here each day for children and families in need.   

Rachel Carey, LPC Intern
 Licensed Professional Counselor Intern        Program Continues to Grow

With the help of  Texoma Health Foundation, United Way of Grayson County, Wilson N.Jones Community Foundation and others supporters, CFGC continues to grow our successful licensed professional counselor intern training program.

To date, four interns have received full licensure and one, John Trader, LPC has become a full time staff therapist at CFGC,  while the other LPC's are now employed at agencies in Grayson County.  
The program currently has three licensed supervisors and a total of six licensed interns will be on staff by the end of the summer.  

A new position has been developed to lead the licensed interns with program development, group facilitation and management of the Family Empowerment Program.  We are proud to announce that Rachel Carey, LPC Intern has been promoted to this position. 
Have You Spotted Our AWESOME TAPS Bus on the Road?

 A BIG THANKS to TAPS and CarWrapCity for donating the CFGC TAPS Bus and for American Bank of Texas' sponsorship!
Parents...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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Mental Health Daily is Now a Website


This summary of recent news and research articles on mental health topics was prepared as a public service by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. Stories from other media sources do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of the foundation and its staff.  


CFGC Announces Local Grant Awards


We are greatly blessed to have the support of  local  grantors  that believe in the vital work of the Center and understand the critical need for services throughout Texoma. 


2015 Grant Awards

Thelma Braun & Bocklett Foundation

Captain H.T.Hastings Trust

Children's Clinic of Sherman

Denison Service League

Dorset Foundation

Luella Kemper Trust

Elias & Hanna Regensburger Foundation 

Sherman Service League

Clara Blackford Smith and W. Aubrey Smith Charitable Foundation

 Texoma Health Foundation
TMC Volunteer Services

United Way of Grayson County

Wilson N. Jones Community Health Foundation 



Happy Thoughts


A life without love is like a year without summer.

-- Swedish Proverb 



Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun.

-- Kahlil Gibran

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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