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Fall Newsletter
September 2014

Cool air!  It's just around the corner!  Fall brings beautiful weather and busy calendars.  Children are back at school, which means tons of activities for families.  

Fall is a very busy time at CFGC too.  Our annual fundraiser and community wide mental health seminar are a few exciting events we want to share with you.

We also want to highlight how volunteers provide so much to the Center.

Please take a few minutes to catch up with us.  Happy Fall!

Brenda Hayward
Executive Director
Child & Family Guidance Center of Texoma
Eaton B Line Partners with CFGC to Give Back!
Eaton employees, Michelle Johnson
 and Skip Stone

Giving back to their community is an intentional goal of Eaton B Line. Giving to make the community a better place is a priority of the corporation, management and employees and is done with a spirit of pride and enthusiasm. 

 Plant manager, Keith Shockey encourages generosity and giving and his employees enjoy the opportunity to be a part of a company that cares about helping others.

Eaton B Line has enthusiastically partnered with CFGC providing generous financial support but equally important allowing their employees to volunteer at the Center.

This summer, employees volunteered for a workshop at the Center making Operation Warm Fuzzy blankets for our clients with fleece purchased by Eaton B Line. Keith stopped by that day to give kudos to his employees and to ask what more could they do for us. 

Since then, Eaton has become a Diamond sponsor for the Starfish Benefit, supplies all the snacks for our children (each child receives a snack after their session) and has donated two beautiful "Eaton Blue" metal cabinets to store OWF blankets!

We are tremendously grateful to Eaton B Line and all the employees for their generosity to our Center.
If Your Child Doesn't Want to Go to School

Going to school usually is an exciting, enjoyable event for young children. For some it brings fear or panic. Parents have cause for concern when their child regularly feels sick from tension, "plays sick" or with minor physical complaints wishes to stay home from school. Not wanting to go to school is most common in children 5-7 and 11-14, times when children are dealing with the new challenges of elementary and middle school. These children may suffer from a paralyzing fear of leaving the safety of their parents and home. The child's panic and refusal to go to school is very difficult for parents to cope with, but these fears can be treated successfully, with professional help.


Refusal to go to school often begins following a period at home in which the child has become closer to the parent, such as a summer vacation, a holiday break, or a brief illness. It also may follow a stressful occurrence, such as the death of a pet or relative, a change in schools, or a move to a new neighborhood.

  Join Us!    

 Tickets are on sale now to attend the 3rd Annual Starfish Benefit!.  

Delectable food, desserts, libations, live music, exceptional raffles and auction items and  much more! 

Saturday, September 27th
 7 pm -10 pm
Sherman Municipal Ballroom

Angels of Care Pediatric Home Health
The Thelma Braun and Bocklett Family Foundation

Thank you to all of our generous event sponsors!
For tickets and sponsorships go to 

Click here to view the Best of Live Raffle Packages and 
Purchase Your Winning Ticket!

Gracie Taylor takes the helm for Operation Warm Fuzzy!

Gracie Taylor is a sophmore at Sherman High School  and the new leader of the Operation Warm Fuzzy project for the Sisters of Service.  

Gracie has grown up making OWF blankets and is very passionate about the project. Her cousin Michael Olmstead led the project in 2011.  Also, many times the families gathered over the holidays to make blankets for children at the Center.  Each new child receives an OWF blanket at the end of their first therapy session.  It is a special gift just for them. It makes them feel safe and cared for. 
We are thrilled to have Gracie leading the way!

Currently, Gracie is seeking donations  to purchase fleece to make the blankets. If you would like to donate to the project you can do so online at or by check to CFGC 804 E. Pecan Grove Road, Sherman, TX 75090.  
Grief Seminar Presented by author Mark Hundley

The Child & Family Guidance Center is proud to present a grief training seminar for local providers by author and therapist Mark Hundley, LPC-S


Friday, October 10, 2014

8:30 am - Noon

Center for Workplace Learning

6101 Grayson Drive

Denison, Texas 75020


Thanks to our wonderful sponsors, TMC Behavioral Health Center and the Center for Workplace Learning the event is FREE and includes breakfast and 3 CEU's for LPC and LCSW clinicians. 


Register today by emailing Jeanne Goodner, LPC S at Deadline September 26th. 


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Today is a New and  Awesome Adventure!

Child & Family Guidance Center

 804 E. Pecan Grove Road 

Sherman, Texas 75090




Our Thanks...

We wish to extend sincere appreciation to every volunteer, donor, advocate, and referral and collaborative partner for your help and support. 


We could not do this vitally important work without you. 




CFGC Board of Directors & Staff

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