On July 1, Cliff Johnson, the executive director of the Community Child Guidance Clinic retired after 47 years of service. Cliff’s career in the mental health field began and ended with CCGC. He devoted his time, and energy to serving the children and families in Manchester and various surrounding towns. On May 21st, 2016 many…
The Community Child Guidance Clinic is a private, non-profit organization that has been serving Manchester and surrounding towns since 1958. Our behavioral and mental vitality is important to our overall well-being, and we eagerly provide services to over 1,000 families each and every year.
Our programs and services stretch far and wide, including early intervention programs, educational services, home-based interventions, and outpatient services. We strive towards excellence with the services we provide to the children and families we serve. We welcome you to browse our site and contact us at (860) 643-2101 with any questions you have regarding our services. We look forward to speaking with you!
Our mission is to improve our community by providing a system of child
centered and family focused mental health services designed to maintain children
and adolescents in their home and community.
Our Programs & Services
Educational, Outpatient and Milieu, Psychological and Developmental, Community and Home-Based Services
The Community Child Guidance Clinic School was established in 1974 and offers state approved education and intensive therapeutic services. We serve children ages 3 to 15 years of age with varying academic levels, learning abilities, and behavioral and emotional issues that may impede their ability to learn. A great advantage to our program is the individual attention and stability our children receive due to the small class sizes and high staff to student ratio; currently about 2:1.
Outpatient and Milieu services provide a wide range of diagnostic and treatment services, many of which are specialized programs that target specific problems. Examples of some of the programs offered include trauma services, adolescent substance abuse, and NorthStar, which is an intensive outpatient program for children ages 5 to 12.
Psychological and Developmental services offers early intervention programs, clinical services for CCGC school students and their families, and psychological consultations in the community.
Community and Home-Based services work with families in their homes and communities in order to create a working partnership with families to improve overall functioning. Examples of some of the programs offered include IICAPS, IFP, and parent education classes.
“CCGC school helped me change my behaviors, staff actually cared about me.”
– 5th grade student
“My daughter’s clinician helped me to advocate for my daughter’s needs, and I am very thankful for the assistance.”
“Group gave me a place where I felt comfortable opening up and being myself.”
– 14 Yr. Old Male
“My clinician helped me with my feelings, and she made me feel better about myself.”
– 10 Yr. Old Female
“The staff in the school really helped my child learn new ways to handle his aggression, and taught me how to be a better parent.”
The Latest At CCGC
Recent News & Blog Posts
In the wake of the Orlando shootings, questions often rise around talking with children about what is happening and how they might be feeling. The national association for school psychologists offers some great tips on talking with children about violence and other tragic events. Reassure children that they are safe. Validate their feelings Make time to…
Every Friday the students at CCGC School participate in a Fun Friday activity…These activities are always changing with new ideas that our wonderful staff come up with! As the nice weather approaches, we decided that we needed to get the kids outside and toss around some water balloons. Our very own Mr. Ryan was a…