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Children are confronted with many social and emotional issues every day.

Some problems are simply part of growing up, while others may be the result of troubling or traumatic experiences. Parents are often confused by their child’s behavior and not sure where to turn for help. That’s why we’re here. Our goal is for every child and family in Clark County to have access to mental health services.

Our Programs

Mental Health Program

Treatment for depression, anxiety, ADHD, and other mental health issues.

School-Based Program

In Battle Ground, Evergreen, La Center and Vancouver School Districts

Child Sexual Abuse Recovery

Specialized treatment to address the effects of the emotional and psychological trauma experienced by a child.

Coaches Program

Specialized treatment and training program for preschool and school-aged youth affected by methamphetamine.

What We Treat

Families seek help from Children’s Center for a variety of emotional and behavioral issues. These issues can manifest in many different ways. If you are concerned about your child we encourage you to get in touch so our staff can help assess your needs.

We serve clients facing any number of issues related to the following:

  • Domestic violence
  • Physical or sexual abuse
  • Parenting issues and family conflict
  • School-related behavioral problems
  • Chronic mental disorders (i.e. bipolar disorder, schizophrenia)
  • Depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, fears and phobias
  • Self-harming or thoughts of harming ones self

Warning Signs

Mood Changes

Feelings of sadness for two weeks or severe mood swings.

Intense feelings

Excessive fear or worries that interfere with daily activities.

Behavior Changes

Drastic changes in behavior or personality. Dangerous or out-of-control behavior.

Difficulty Concentrating

Trouble focusing or sitting still; poor performance in school.

Change in Eating Habits

Loss of appetite or sudden change in weight.

Physical Symptoms

Children may report headaches and stomachaches rather than sadness or anxiety.

Physical Harm

Deliberately harming self, such as cutting or burning. Suicidal thoughts or a suicide attempt.

A Word

On Getting Help Now

“These disorders are real, they’re common, and they’re treatable… Left untreated (kids) have more academic failure, they’re more likely to drop out of school, they’re more likely to go to jail. We can do better than that.

– Dr. Harold Koplewicz, MD
Founder of The Child Mind Institute

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success Stories

Treatment Changes & Saves Lives

“You are changing the outcome for so many. I am forever grateful for the work your clinic provides to this community.”

— Rebecca, Children’s Center client

“Before I started I thought my life could never clear up. I was using drugs, drinking, cutting, running away, and not going to school. Now I look forward to waking up to a new day. I look forward to life. But most of all, if there is a problem that needs to be solved, I know that I can and will overcome it.

— Mariah, age 14
Children’s Center client

“They treat us with respect and kindness. No problem is ever too big or small.”

— Children’s Center client

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Contact Us Today

Location: 13500 SE 7th Street
Vancouver, WA 98683 | Map

Telephone: (360) 699-2244
Fax: (360) 699-1900

Hours: M-F: 8am - 7pm

Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of Children's Center that no person shall be subjected to discrimination in this agency.  All aspects of program activities and services are administrated without regard to race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, marital status, physical disabilities, veteral status, or the presence of any physical, mental or sensory disability, which includes persons known to be HIV positive or have AIDS.  Children's Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.