World-class services for families. A vision for a better future.
From everyday challenges to complex mental health issues, the Center for Children and Youth supports children from infancy into young adulthood with expert clinical care and a wide range of specialized services. By bringing together the latest treatments, research-based training, and impactful public policy advocacy, we transform the lives of children and their families.
Our team of professionals ensures that children can grow and learn in supportive environments by leading advances in schools and communities that create a bright future for all children. As a division of Jewish Family and Children’s Services, we have provided compassionate services to Bay Area residents of all ages and faiths since 1850. We invite you to explore, learn, and join our community.
SERVICES FOR FAMILIES
Clinical care for children and parent support
ADVOCACY & CULTURAL IMPACT
SUPPORT DURING COVID-19
In times of uncertainty, we believe in supporting each other and advocating for families. The Center for Children and Youth is here to help with in-person and telehealth services such as counseling and therapy for children, parent coaching, parenting workshops, and professional training for mental health professionals.
WE HELP KIDS AND FAMILIES FLOURISH
CLASSES & WORKSHOPS FOR PARENTS
Get expert guidance online and at locations across the Bay Area concerning everything
from behavior and temperament, to discipline and limit-setting, to separation and divorce.
Discussions About Parenthood
Parenting with Your Child's Brain in Mind
Baby and Me! (0 – 6 months)
Family Funday at Totland
INSIGHTS FROM OUR EXPERTS
Our experts bring the latest research and best practices to our community.
Dan Siegel, MD
Dan Siegel, MD is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the Founding Co-Director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. An award-winning educator, he is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and recipient of several honorary fellowships. Dr. Siegel is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational organization that focuses on how the development of mindsight in individuals, families, and communities can be enhanced by examining the interface of human relationships and basic biological processes. Dr. Siegel has published extensively including his New York Times bestselling books Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, The Whole-Brain Child, and No-Drama Discipline co-authored by Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.
Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D.
Bruce D. Perry, MD, PhD is Principal of The Neurosequential Model Network, LLC and Senior Fellow of The ChildTrauma Academy, a Community of Practice based in Houston, TX. He is also Professor (Adjunct) in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago and the School of Allied Health, College of Science, Health and Engineering, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Dr. Perry is the author of over 500 journal articles, book chapters, and scientific proceedings. His clinical research over the last ten years has been focused on integrating emerging principles of developmental neuroscience into clinical practice. This work has resulted in the development of innovative clinical practices and programs working with maltreated and traumatized children, most prominently the Neurosequential Model©, a developmentally sensitive, neurobiology-informed approach to clinical work (NMT), education (NME), and caregiving (NMC).
Ken Ginsburg, M.D., M.S.Ed,
Ken Ginsburg, M.D., M.S.Ed, is a Pediatrician specializing in Adolescent Medicine, and the Co- Director of the Center for Parent and Teen Communication at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is also a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. The theme that ties together his clinical practice, teaching, research, and advocacy efforts is that of building on the strength of teenagers by fostering their internal resilience. He is the author of Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings (4th Edition).