Time to Ring the Bell
One of the most powerful sounds we hear at the Family Wellness Center is the much anticipated “Bell Ring.” When a child or teen rings the Bell, it means they have worked hard to complete their therapy with us.
Last month, 10 year old Nick* was our Bell Ringer… and what an emotional day it was! When Nick first came to us, he was going through some significant family changes which left him confused, hurt, and getting into lots of trouble at school.
Nick – and his parents – worked hard through private and group therapy sessions for the past year. And when they all completed their therapy, it was time to ring that Bell!
At the end of his final session, all of the other patients and therapists in the building stopped what they were doing to join Nick, his family and his therapist in the hallway to cheer him on. As everyone congratulated him on his wonderful accomplishment, Nick proudly rang the Bell. Today, Nick’s mom says he is confident, proud, doing great in school and has plenty of friends. Congratulations Nick – we are so proud of you!
More about the Family Wellness Center
For over 13 years, the San Diego Center for Children has partnered with the County of San Diego Behavioral Health Services and four East County school districts to provide extensive outpatient therapeutic services for children and families that may not otherwise receive the counseling and skill-building they so vitally need.
At any point, between 100-150 children, ages 4-20, are enrolled in this comprehensive outpatient program that targets individual coping, communication and social skills, improved emotional health and overall well-being at home, school and in the community. Learn more about the Family Wellness Center.