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The Children's Center Utah

where hope and healing happen

aka The Children's Center   |   West Valley City, UT   |  https://childrenscenterutah.org/

Mission

The Children's Center provides comprehensive mental health care to enhance the emotional well-being of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and their families.

Ruling year info

1964

President and CEO

Rebecca Dutson

Main address

3725 West 4100 South, Ste 250

West Valley City, UT 84120 USA

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EIN

87-6114073

NTEE code info

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Preschool, Early Admissions (B21)

Family Counseling, Marriage Counseling (P46)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Mental health issues are at the forefront of public health issues currently facing Utah communities. A recent analysis of 2016 National Survey of Children's Health data published online in JAMA Pediatrics indicated that as many as one in six U.S. children between the ages of 6 and 17 has a treatable mental health disorder such as depression, anxiety problems, or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Moreover, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 50% of all chronic mental illness begins before age 14 and 75% begins by age 24, with 20% of youth ages 13 through 18 living with a mental health condition. Mental illnesses include many different conditions that vary in degree of severity and range from mild to moderate to severe (Ibid.). Additionally, the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study shows that the effects of childhood trauma extend into adulthood with negative lifelong consequences.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Therapeutic Preschool

Our foremost program is a therapeutic preschool, which is a relationship-based treatment regime. Children are taught to control their emotions. We also provide therapy and education for parents/guardians, and train staff at area preschools on special needs children.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The Children’s Center’s team of compassionate, professional clinicians provides evidence-based treatments that are proven to be effective in helping families with young children. Over 2,000 children every year receive the help that they need to improve their ability to manage their feelings, learn to play, make friends, and succeed in school and at home.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

In operation for 57 years, The Children’s Center continues to make a significant and lasting impact on the community. The Children's Center is the largest behavioral healthcare facility for young children in Utah. We provide children and families with evidence-based treatments, with proven efficacy. Our focus ensures that our treatments help families develop an emotional foundation essential to providing young children with the skills they need to thrive. At The Children’s Center, we provide a continuum of services for families and children from birth to age six, in order to best meet the needs of the families who seek our assistance.

Our mission is to provide comprehensive mental health care to enhance the emotional well-being of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and their families. Established in 1962, The Children’s Center is the only organization in Utah and the Mountain West offering trauma-informed, evidence-based treatment for very young children and their families.

- Provide children with the tools needed for future success
- Provide hope for families and children
- Enhance the well-being of society by providing mental health services to children
- Ensure the safety of future generations
- Support children; create an accepting community
- Provide safety and stability for kids
- Provide best-in-class professional services
- Provide expert training statewide to providers to move the importance of early childhood mental health upstream

In operation for over 57 years, The Children’s Center continues to make a significant and lasting impact on the community. Every week, dozens of families reach out to The Children’s Center, desperate for help for their young child. Our mission is to provide comprehensive mental health care to enhance the emotional well-being of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and their families. Established in 1962, The Children’s Center is the only organization in Utah and the Mountain West offering trauma-informed, evidence-based treatment for very young children and their families.

Our current staff is comprised of over 80 employees. These employees range from therapeutic preschool specialists to licensed psychologists and licensed clinical social workers, as well as administration staff.

At The Children’s Center, we have nearly six decades of experience making a positive impact on youth in the community. Through the generous support of our community, we never turn away a family due to an inability to pay for services. We remain committed to providing access to all families who need our critical mental health care. Currently, 94% of families seeking treatment at The Children’s Center need assistance in paying for services, therefore we rely on continued support to provide access to care.

Additionally, The Children’s Center has provided evidence-based trauma treatment and screening since 2009, and we continue to be a partner with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. All clinical staff is trained to provide Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, and Attachment, Regulation and Competency, all of which are evidence-based treatments shown to decrease the adverse effects of early childhood trauma. We also serve as an authority for trauma treatment within Utah, and provide trauma-informed training to mental health professionals across the state.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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The Children's Center Utah

Board of directors
as of 04/02/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Greg Summerhays

Chapman Richards & Associates

Term: 2023 - 2026

David Baldridge

Kara Rogers

Jenn Barlow

Jin Gibbons

Jon Lee

Theresa Martinez

Jen Dailey-Provost

Kathleen Pitcher Tobey

David Engel

Ze Min Xiao

Michael Gill

Paula Green Johnson

Ashley Rothwell-Campagna

Greg Summerhays

Nikki Walker

Katy Welkie

Whitney Call

Nikki Walker

Jared Turner

Rebecca Dutson

Christian Gardner

Brooks Keeshin

Jennifer Smith

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/19/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data