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Fall Newsletter
September, 2015

Fall has arrived!  Just the slight cooling of our days bring inspiration of what is before us.  Changing leaves, cool breezes, football and soccer games, Halloween and pumpkin pie just to name a few of our favorite things this time of year   Autumn is a time of renewal and hope is in the air!
So many wonderful things are happening at the Child & Family Guidance Center this fall. This issue includes excellent resources for parents navigating children back to school.   I hope you will 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




Back to School Tips for Parents

It's that time of year again when families are in need of systems and structures at home that will ease the change from summer time fun to school responsibilities.  

Please read this helpful article
By Ted Feinberg, EdD, NCSP, & Katherine C. Cowan 
National Association of School Psychologists


2014 Starfish Benefit 

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.   

For tickets, sponsorships and Best of Live Raffle tickets go to
San Francisco Sailing! 

Sean & April Donovan
Sean and April Donovan of Sherman were the highest bidders of the coveted San Fransisco Sailing live auction package at the 2014 Starfish Benefit that included a once in a lifetime experience aboard the famous USA 76' all-carbon racing yacht used by the Oracle Team USA  in the 31st America's Cup. 

Quote from April:

"Our San Francisco package from the 2014 Starfish Benefit was an AMAZING experience.  From the concierge service that coordinated every detail to the fabulous accommodations at The Fairmont and our afternoon spent sailing the Bay on an America's Cup yacht, we made some amazing memories.  Sean and I will definitely will be eyeing some of the trips at the upcoming 2015 Starfish Benefit on September 26!"
Thank you Sean and April for your tremendous support of the Child & Family Guidance Center. We are thrilled your trip was Amazing! 
Helpful Resources for Families

The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry produced Facts for Families, a series of fact sheets that provide concise and up-to-date information on issues that affect children, teenagers, and their families. They are available in English and Spanish and free to the public.   Fact Sheets 

                   The CFGC Team is Growing! 
CFGC Clinical & Admin Team

Licensed Intern Team : Left to right: Rachel Carey, Antoinette Mitchell, John Howard, Colleen Callister, Dari Cosey

The need throughout Texoma continues to be great in assisting children and families living in poverty through life's difficult trials, traumas and tribulatons.  At CFGC, our clinical and administrative teams continue to grow to keep pace with the need.  We are thankful for the generous donors in our community that enable us to continue to grow and thrive. 
Free Mental Health Training Seminar for Local Providers

Human Trafficking & Sexual Assault:
How to recognize the warning signs and what to do next

 Presented by 
 Cook Children's Hospital Team

 The purpose of this course is to increase professionals working with children practical knowledge base about human trafficking and sexual assault. The team of presenters will work to educate attendees on the current human trafficking and sexual assault crisis as well as how to identify victims of human trafficking and sexual assault.
Friday, October 16, 2015
8:30 am - 12:00 pm 

Location: Center for Workplace Learning 
Grayson County College 
6101 Grayson Drive 
Denison, TX 75020
Complimentary Breakfast and CEU's included 
Please RSVP by Friday, October 9th
Jeanne Goodner, LPC S 

Happy Thoughts
Little girl in autumn orange leaves. Outdoor.

Season of Bliss
"Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree."
Emily Bronte

A Lovely Smile
"Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile."
William Cullen Bryant

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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