Youth in Need
The GIFT program helps families in the community where children struggle with a variety of behavioral, learning and emotional issues, such as:
- Chemical dependency and other addictions
- Oppositional defiance
- Social struggles
- Relationship problems
- Learning disabilities
A unique municipal resource, the GIFT program brings together many capabilities to create clinically sophisticated, relationship based treatment programs. We offer multi-disciplinary diagnostic and treatment services for a variety of conditions, including, but not limited to:
- Individual counseling, family, and group psychotherapy, as well as educational classes
- Psychological and educational testing
- Support groups, social skills, parent training programs and family workshops
- Crisis management, intervention, and stabilization
- Juvenile forensic and court related services
- Consulting services for school districts, educational, and mental health organizations
- Education and training opportunities for mental health professionals working in different fields such as medicine, psychology, social work, and related disciplines.
- Clinical research in risk as well as protective factors that affect youth development
Besides traditional therapies, youth at the GIFT program engage in a range of experiential activities that are clinically effective and proven therapeutic methods of healing and personal growth.
The hands-on recreational and practical activities teach youth to immerse themselves in an environment conducive to positive change. We have designed our programs to be therapeutic and well-rounded.
Our Mission and Philosophy
The GIFT program was developed by the late Dr. Arthur Pogosyan, a respected child and adolescent psychiatrist, who unfortunately passed away before the program was operational.
His wife and colleagues joined together to bring Dr. Pogosyan’s vision to life. The GIFT program’s ultimate goal, as Dr. Pogosyan envisioned it, is to get the trust of the youth, to motivate, mentor and inspire them.
At the GIFT program, the belief is that teens in crisis are best served in personalized interactions with therapists, staff, and fellow youth. The philosophy at the GIFT is to treat youth and their families with ultimate respect and guidance. The GIFT program provides the support and care for youth and their families to overcome weaknesses and fears.
We try to inspire youth to reach their goals and meet their hopes. We strongly believe in the power of working closely with the families. Critical to our success is the engagement of the families in the process, which proves to create a lasting result. We strive to create a vibrant, culturally sensitive, and premier program in the heart of Glendale.
We invite you to get to know us better by exploring our website, or, if you prefer, call us at: (818) 839 4010
Reaching out to you with many hands …
141 South Cedar Street
Glendale, CA 91205
Tel: 818-839-4010 Fax: 818-839-4011
Arthur Pogosyan Mental Health Award
The Arthur Pogosyan Award intends to support mental and behavioral professionals, effective institutions, and entities who strive to improve mental health services and research efforts in Armenia. The Arthur Pogosyan Award will fund those, who provide direct services to populations with wide range of mental health needs, with a special emphasis on trauma patients. The ultimate mission of the award is to promote vibrant and healthy communities through the provision of high quality mental health care. It is hoped that the Arthur Pogosyan Award will ameliorate the many pressing challenges of human condition and ultimately improve the lives of many.