Veteran and military families face many unique challenges. They may struggle with the stress of deployment (or coming home), parenting, finances, employment, or domestic violence. SFSC’s services are designed to help veteran and active duty families find community resources, support kids, build resiliency, develop effective parenting skills, and manage stress. SFSC understands the challenges of veteran and military families because our team has lived military service backgrounds – personally or through a family member. Our team of Peer Navigators and Clinical Case Managers understand what it means to be a veteran or active duty family. Who we serve We provide free support for all of Orange County’s military- and veteran-connected families with children, regardless of length of service, type of discharge, rate of disability, financial need or marital status. We also provide services to extended family members who are providing guardianship over the children of veterans, active duty and reservists. We want to hear from you For more information or to make an appointment, call (714) 953-4455, extension 661.
At Hidden Strength, we want to make a difference in the lives of the youth, families, and individuals in our community by providing culturally sensitive individualized counseling services. Our goal with everyone that we work with is to help them utilize their strengths and empower them to use their natural skills to live healthy and functional lives.
Adolescence experience many life changes as a transition from childhood to young adult, these changes include physical, emotional, cognitive, and Behavioral. Although most of us are healthy and experienced normal physical and emotional changes, one in every six in the general population experience a mental health disorder each year. Youth with mental health disorders May face challenges in their homes, school, community, and interpersonal relationships. Hidden strengths Mental Health program is designed to help the youth and family/Caregiver the necessary tools to overcome the challenges of mental illness. Our Youth After School IOP is designed for Youth and families that are looking to learn adaptive skills to support youth who’s symptoms and behaviors are significantly and negativity impacting them in their everyday lives. We utilize the YRAXES* model, an evidence based, individualized, and built upon families culture, values, and beliefs.
There are many important ways parents and caregivers can help children who have had traumatic experiences. Some of the most important ones are helping them to feel safe, learn healthy routines, identify and manage their emotions and behavior, and build resilience.
- Return to Routine
The American Academy of Pediatrics calls for governmental, institutional and academic leaders to incorporate effective ways to identify and address the effects of trauma on children, families and their healthcare providers in a policy statement, “Trauma-Informed Care in Child Health Systems,” published in the August 2021 Pediatrics.
The policy statement and accompanying clinical report, which will be published online Monday, July 26, observes that when children lack safe, stable, and nurturing relationships, their response to stress over time can result in lifelong impairments in physical, mental, and relational health. The clinical report provides practical tools for pediatricians to embrace this approach when working with children, families and communities.
The American Academy of Pediatrics emphasizes the latest research showing the significance of safe, stable, and nurturing relationships as a protective buffer against the biological harms of toxic stress on children – as well as a key toward building resilience – in an updated policy statement. When children feel connected and supported in the early years, they are more likely to become healthy, competent and educated citizens later in life.
The policy statement, “Preventing Childhood Toxic Stress: Partnering With Families and Communities to Promote Relational Health,” will be published in the August 2021 Pediatrics (published online July 26). The statement focuses on just how important relationships and positive childhood experiences are in preventing and healing toxic stress. This policy moves away from a problem-based model that focuses on a child’s past adverse experiences and instead presents a positive, strengths-based approach that fosters solutions at the family, community and societal levels.