Posted by: Darcy Harris | September 24, 2014

It’s quick and easy to set up an Amazon

It’s quick and easy to set up an Amazon Smile account that automatically helps Children First Counseling Center each time you shop online at Amazon Smile. No additional fees or surcharges are added to your purchase. When you shop @AmazonSmile, Amazon will make a donation to Children First Inc. Thank you for helping victims of child abuse and family violence by choosing Children First, Inc. as your charity of choice.

Posted by: Darcy Harris | June 12, 2013

HOME ALONE: What You and Your Child Need

HOME ALONE: What You and Your Child Need to Know this Summer

Posted by: Darcy Harris | January 25, 2012

Share your motivation…what motivates y

Share your motivation…what motivates you to support good causes such as Children First?

Posted by: Darcy Harris | July 15, 2011

Adult Supervised Teen Drinking May Lead

Adult Supervised Teen Drinking May Lead to More Alcohol Use. Read our blog at

Posted by: Darcy Harris | July 15, 2011

Adult-supervised teen drinking may lead to more alcohol use

Reposted from the Grant Haliburton Foundation Newsletter:

teens and alcohol Many believe that allowing teens to drink alcohol with parental supervision teaches them to use alcohol responsibly and protects them from developing unhealthy drinking habits.
However, a new study in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs found that teens allowed to drink with an adult present are more likely to suffer harmful consequences from drinking than teens who are not allowed to drink at all.

To test how the parent-supervised alcohol policy and the zero tolerance policy are related to teen drinking, researchers surveyed more than 1,900 seventh graders, half from Victoria, Australia, and half from Washington State.

By eighth grade, about 67% of the Australian teens and 35% of the U.S. teens had consumed alcohol with an adult present, reflecting cultural attitudes toward underage drinking in each location.

By ninth grade, 36% of the Australian teens in the study had experienced alcohol-related consequences such as injuries, fighting, sexual activity they later regretted, and not being able to stop drinking. About 21% of the American teens reported the same. So, regardless of where they were from, teens allowed to drink with parental supervision were more likely to face alcohol-related problems later.

Based on the results of the study, the authors encourage parents to adopt a “no-use” policy for young adolescents. Allowing teens to drink under supervision sends a mixed message and can actually encourage kids to drink.

“Kids need parents to be parents and not drinking buddies,” said Barbara McMorris, Ph.D., the study’s lead researcher. “Adults need to be clear about what messages they are sending. Kids need black-and-white messages early on. Such messages will help reinforce limits as teens get older and opportunities to drink increase.”

Posted by: Darcy Harris | February 2, 2011

Children First Counseling Center weather

Children First Counseling Center weather closings follow Grand Prairie ISD school closings. Check local news for GP ISD closings.

Posted by: Darcy Harris | October 29, 2010 Thanks to all who came or helped!

Posted by: Darcy Harris | October 25, 2010

Children First Counseling Center has a n

Children First Counseling Center has a new home. We are now located at 202 College Street, Grand Prairie, TX inside the Boze Learning Center.

Posted by: Darcy Harris | October 16, 2010

You’re Invited to our 15th Annual Event

You’re Invited to our 15th Annual Event! via #constantcontact

Posted by: Darcy Harris | August 20, 2010

Position available immediately for a Spa

Position available immediately for a Spanish speaking bilingual counselor (LCSW, LPC-i or LPC).Send resumes to

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