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Save the Date for Bejeweled 2021: A Fresh Start

By Sharon Dearman | Jul 10, 2020

We are moving forward with the hopes that we will once again be able to gather for an enjoyable evening with friends, music, dancing, shopping and great food and wine in support of the kids at the Center. Please save the date, Friday, February 26, 2021 for the seventh annual Bejeweled fundraiser, Bejeweled 2021: A…

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#National Prevention Week

By Sharon Dearman | May 11, 2020

It’s Mental Health #National Prevention Week from May 10 to May 16, 2020. The Center is committed to helping teens with mental health and addiction disorders. We do this by first seeking to understand the underlying reason for a teen’s behavior using evidence-based therapies for both the teen and their families. Learn how the Center…

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Center COVID-19 Update

By Sharon Dearman | Apr 20, 2020

We hope you and your loved ones are healthy and adjusting to the stay-at-home request from our government officials. We at the Center have continued to care for the youth entrusted to our care without interruption. Many people have asked us how the Center is operating through the COVID-19 crisis so we wanted to provide…

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The Center’s Response to COVID-19

By Sharon Dearman | Mar 28, 2020

We hope you and your loved ones are well. The Center remains open and our dedicated staff continues to care for all our clients during this difficult time. The administrative team at The Center is monitoring the COVID-19 situation very closely and we are operating with an abundance of caution to protect the teens in…

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Dr. Erbland named inductee into Greater Houston Women’s Hall of Fame

By Sharon Dearman | Oct 26, 2019

The Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce annually recognizes outstanding women who have contributed significantly to the advancement of women and improved the quality of life for future generations of Houstonians. Dr. Marylou Erbland will be honored for her career serving the youth and families of the Houston area and beyond including her recent work…

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SAVE THE DATE: Bejeweled 2020 “Going Places”

By Sharon Dearman | Oct 7, 2019

Join us as we celebrate the big changes experienced by the young people at the Center and help them reach their goals. Bejeweled 2020 “Going Places” Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020 Time: 7 pm Location: Silver Street Studios 2000 Edwards Street, Houston, TX 77007 Hosted by: Robert Woods & Marylou Erbland Like world travelers, our teens…

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An Evening with Football Legend Earl Campbell, the highlight of Bejeweled 2019 event

By Sharon Dearman | Oct 18, 2018

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Contact: Rob Geiger (832) 971-9345 HOUSTON (Oct.3) — With Houston Oiler and Texas Longhorn legend Earl Campbell as the Guest of Honor and fellow NFL Hall of Fame media member John McClain serving as Master of Ceremonies, the Bejeweled 2019 charity event benefitting The Center for Success and Independence (TCSI)…

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CARF Accredited

Center for Success and Independence Earns 3-Year CARF Accreditation

By Sharon Dearman | May 7, 2018

Center for Success and Independence earned another 3-year accreditation, the longest accreditation term awarded by CARF International, the Commission of Accreditation of Residential Facilities. TCSI continues to use the CARF accreditation standards as a guide for its ongoing development and continued improvement of its business operations and service delivery processes. TCSI has focused on implementation…

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A Record-Breaking Bejeweled

By Sharon Dearman | Feb 27, 2018

Thanks to all of our sponsors, donors, volunteers, and guests of Bejeweled 2018, we raised over $75,000 towards our treatment scholarship fund. We will now be able to provide hundreds of additional hours of treatment to teens in need. Many thanks also to our partners including: Winter Street Studios, our fabulous venue Jim Benton of…

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Bejeweled Tickets Now Available

By Sharon Dearman | Jan 3, 2018

Laissez les bons temps rouler! Join us for Bejeweled 2018 on Saturday, February 10. Tickets are now on sale. Join us at Winter Street Studios for Mardi Gras fare, music, dancing, shopping and more, all to benefit the teens at the Center for Success and Independence. Proceeds will be used for treatment scholarships for teens…

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Latest Blog posts

Is Exposure Therapy Alone Enough to Treat Anxiety?

Oct 17, 2017

The Advisory Board recently reported that “The American College Health Association found the rate of undergraduates reporting ‘overwhelming anxiety’ increased from 50 percent in 2011 to 62 percent in 2016.” Each year the Center for Success and Independence successfully treats many teens with anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. At the core of the Center’s…

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Prescription Drugs: A Gateway to Teen Addiction

Jul 6, 2016

Where 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

Jun 27, 2016

What 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?

Apr 6, 2016

Cognitive 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?

Oct 19, 2015

Not all therapy is the same. Differences in culture, language, and background call for different therapeutic approaches.

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