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Prescription Drugs: A Gateway to Teen Addiction

By Marylou Erbland | Jul 6, 2016

ShareWhere once marijuana was deemed to be “the gateway drug,” now another is taking its place: prescription drugs. Without doubt, the supply and use of prescription drugs has risen in the United States. For example, The Economist notes that, in less than a decade in the twenty-first century, the number of Americans using antidepressants soared…

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Trauma Informed Care – A Collaborative Approach

By Ashley Davis | Jun 27, 2016

ShareWhat is Trauma Informed Care (TIC)? Trauma Informed Care seeks to incorporate existing, evidence-based knowledge of trauma into all aspects of treatment in order to offer sensitive care and minimize re-victimization. Trauma’s effects can be pervasive and touch on multiple domains in one’s life. The effects run deep and are often self-perpetuating—trauma leads to more trauma…

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – What Is It?

By Ashley Davis | Apr 6, 2016

ShareCognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of mental health counseling or psychotherapy in which clients work with a counselor or therapist in a limited number of structured sessions in order to become more self-aware of one’s thoughts and feelings. [1] By becoming more aware of one’s negative thoughts, one is able to relate to…

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Therapy with the Hispanic population – Is it any different?

By Alejandra Restrepo | Oct 19, 2015

ShareNot all therapy is the same. Differences in culture, language, and background call for different therapeutic approaches.

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TCSI News

TCSI in the News: PREP Program Helps Counter Sex Trafficking in Houston

Mar 15, 2017

ShareFebruary 15, 2017 Federal News   Recognizing the high incidence of human trafficking in Houston, two and a half years ago, a nonprofit organization, The Center for Success and Independence (TCSI), partnered with the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department (HCJPD) on a program to counter the trafficking of adolescent girls and young women. Starting with…

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Bejeweled 2017 – A Tremendous Success

Feb 13, 2017

ShareThanks to our generous sponsors, donors, and planning committee, Bejeweled 2017 was a tremendous success, raising over $45,000 – and we aren’t finished counting. It was a wonderful night of dancing, shopping, and festivities!  We can now establish a treatment scholarship fund for teens who cannot afford treatment at the Center. Thank you! Pictures from…

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Tickets available now for Bejeweled 2017

Jan 6, 2017

ShareBejeweled 2017 tickets are now available for purchase. Last year you helped us raise enough funds to purchase the vans for the Center. Thank you! Let’s celebrate! Join us for this year’s Bejeweled gala on Saturday, February 11th. It will be an evening of music, dancing and local fare along with a silent and live…

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Save the Date: Bejeweled 2017 – February 11th

Nov 2, 2016

Share Join us for an evening of music and local fare along with a silent and live auction, all benefiting the teens at the Center for Success and Independence. Saturday, February 11, 2017 7 pm Winter Street Studios, Second Floor Gallery 2101 Winter Street Houston, TX 77007

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From Prescription to Addiction: The Teen Drug Abuse Crisis

Oct 18, 2016

ShareThank you to all the healthcare professionals, community members and generous supporters who joined us for “Prescription to Addiction,” an eye-opening educational presentation on the prescription drug abuse crisis endangering today’s teens. Guest speaker Annette Santamaria, PhD, MPH, DABT, a board-certified toxicologist, offered lifesaving insight into the causes of teen addiction, behaviors to watch for,…

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