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SPIRIT - The latest news and updates on positive mental health. - Touching Lives + Healing Hearts - January 2012 - Krist Samaritan Center
Nurturing Children through the Transitions of Divorce
Divorce is a painful and confusing experience for all children. What if there was a way for parents to reduce some of this pain? 

Led by the Rev. Aaron Simpson, M.Div., MA, LPC Intern, For Kids' Sake features a four-hour seminar that puts parents in touch with their children's needs and provides them with the knowledge and skills to safely nurture their children through this difficult time.

'For Kids' Sake seminars were developed out of a concern for the potentially devastating effects divorce creates for children,' says the Rev. Aaron Simpson. 'Parents participating in this type of seminar will learn ways to mitigate some of the harmful consequences for their children and will learn helpful skills in a supportive environment,' he adds.

You will find For Kids' Sake offered throughout the year at our main office in Clear Lake. To learn more about this and other services, call 281.480.7554 or visit http://www.samaritanhouston.org
For Kids Sake classes meet on Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the following dates:

- January 17
- February 21
- March 20
- April 17
- May 15
- June 19
- July 17
- August 21
- September 18
- October 16
- November 13

Enroll Here - http://www.samaritanhouston.org/classes-and-groups/enrollment-information.html
In the News
Earlier this month, the Rev. Gerald DeSobe, Ph.D., LPC was featured in the Houston Chronicle's 'Faces in the Crowd,' a weekly feature which highlights local residents doing extraordinary things for their community. 

Read more on Dr. DeSobe's prescription for great mental health. Email us at pbarcenas@samaritanhouston.org to request a copy.

Donate To a Cause That Speaks to You
Any donations to Krist Samaritan Center may be designated toward the cause that resonates most in your heart. 

For example:
-A gift of $65 may be applied to sponsor one counseling session for a needy family. 
(Please consider a series of counseling sessions.)
-A gift of $100 may go toward scholarships for Congregational Care training.
-A gift of $250 may be used to underwrite psychological or educational testing for a low-income client.
-A gift of $500 may be designated to purchase new computers and software for technology upgrades, such as electronic medical records.

Donate - http://www.samaritanhouston.org/krist-samaritan-center/make-a-donation.html
We're Near You

Each month, Spirit shines a spotlight on one of our partnering congregations to demonstrate the reach of Krist Samaritan Center counseling locations across the Houston area. 

Located on Westcenter Drive in Westchase Houston, First United Methodist Church offers a counseling center staffed by Samiha Boutros.

First United Methodist Church
3663 Westcenter Drive
Houston, Texas 77042
Counselors: Samiha Boutros, MA, LPC

To schedule an appointment or learn more, please call our main office at 281.480.7554. We'd love to hear from you. 

Find a Location Near You - http://samaritanhouston.org/facilities/locations.html
MindWorks Testing
Divorce is not only hard on the couple going through the separation, but also for the children involved. Studies have shown that, on average, children of divorce have more behavior problems than those growing up in two-parent families. From emotional and behavioral problems to developmental delays, our staff of certified psychologists or counselors can help get to the bottom of many of these issues.

To find out how MindWorks Testing can help, call us at 281.480.7554.

Learn More - http://www.samaritanhouston.org/mindworks/testing-information.html/?utm_source=eblast&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=krist+samaritan+center
At Krist Samaritan Center, our services include: Counseling - Psychological testing - Psychiatric consultation- Education and training - Congregational Care programs  For more information, call our main office at 281.480.7554 or visit our website.  17555 El Camino Real - Houston, Texas 77058 - 281.480.7554 - www.samaritanhouston.org
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