The work of five young artists from Child and Family Center of Santa Clarita Valley will be included in a free art showcase sponsored by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health to celebrate its 50 years of providing services in the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys.
The showcase features the work of artists who have benefited from local mental health services. The theme of the artwork is “Celebration” and the show will include more than 80 pieces, such as paintings, drawing, mixed-media, poetry and rap music. Artists include both children and adults.
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“Events like this showcase are very important in helping to remove the stigma of mental health,” said Darrell Paulk, Child and Family Center’s president/CEO, “Art has long been part of our treatment process for children – and the featured young artists have shown themselves to be very talented.”
The art showcase will be held on Friday, October 15 from 11am to 1pm at 23501 Cinema Drive in Valencia, CA. The community is invited to enjoy this event, which will offer food, drinks and a resource fair where people in need can find information and resources about mental health issues.
The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health fosters hope, wellness and recovery, making it possible for adults and children living in the Santa Clarita and San Fernando valleys to receive the help they need in their own community. Mental health services enable people to live healthy and complete lives, keep families together, assist workers so that they can contribute to society and make communities safer for everyone. It is the largest county-operated mental health department in the United States, directly operating 75 program sites and more than 100 co-located sites.
Child and Family Center is the community mental health center for the Santa Clarita Valley that contracts with the LAC DMH to provide services for children, teens, and adults. For 34 years C and FC has been changing the lives of thousands in the SCV through its counseling, education and support programs. Many of the children and families served are in crisis and require extensive care and therapy. Others are simply provided education and guidance to address current challenges.
Last year alone, more than 4,500 local children and adults received treatment for depression, anger, anxiety, abuse, thoughts of suicide, and drug and alcohol addictions. In addition to its three locations, Child and Family Center also has therapists on elementary, junior high and high school campuses throughout the Santa Clarita Valley. For further information regarding Child and Family Center, visit www.childfamilycenter.org