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Myeisha Peguero Gamiño, MA
Chief Communications Officer
800 S. Santa Anita Avenue | Arcadia, CA 91006-3555

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Open Minds, Pacific Clinics in California Merges with Uplift Family Services

Pacific Clinics and Uplift Family Services have merged, and will operate under the name Pacific Clinics. The combined organization will enable Pacific Clinics to fill a critical gap in providing access to mental health services to all Californians, with a broad range of quality services offered to qualifying individuals and families. Read more.

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Pacific Clinics Featured in Outlooks' Annual Charity Guide

Pasadena Outlook's annual Charity Guide issue, "Celebrating Charity," highlighted local nonprofits’ impact in the community.

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President and COO Shawn Caracoza Discusses Children's Emotions in Sports With LAist

In the LAist article, "For Littlest Dodgers Fans, Lessons In Winning, Losing And Family During Emotional Playoff Game," President and Chief Operating Officer Shawn Caracoza discusses the importance of explaining emotions to children during sports events.

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Pacific Clinics Featured in California Health Report

California Health Report highlights Pacific Clinics' essential behavioral and physical health treatment services through the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) model, in partnership with Uplift Family Services and School Health Clinics of Santa Clara County.

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Open Minds Spotlights Pacific Clinics’ Impact

Open Minds, an online information source, profiled Pacific Clinics, touting its services for all ages and a variety of behavioral and mental health services, as well as continuing and early childhood education. Highlighting its four primary service lines – mental health services, early childhood education services, employment services and other supportive services – demonstrates the whole-person care Pacific Clinics offers. Read more.

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Bridging the Gap Between Mental and Physical Health

Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer Laura Pancake contributes to a new study to improve self-management of health and healthcare for those with a mental illness. Read more here.

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Outlook Newspaper Highlights Pacific Clinics’ First Virtual Gala

Outlook Newspaper highlighted Pacific Clinics’ first virtual gala that honored celebrities and community members for their advocacy and work eliminating mental health stigma.

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Program Director Winnie Hsieh, PsyD, Participates in ABC7 Mental Wellness Matters Virtual Town Hall

On May 20, Program Director Winnie Hsieh, PsyD, and three mental health experts participated in ABC7’s Mental Wellness Matters Virtual Town Hall.

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Dr. Chris Leucht Offers Tips on Prepping Children to Go Back to School on KPCC

On KPCC’s most recent segment of "Take Two," Dr. Chris Leucht, program director, was interested about tips to prepare children returning to school. At the 28:25 marker, the segment opens with one of Dr. Leucht's tips for caregivers to check in with their own feelings as children are looking to them on how to feel and react. Additionally, Dr. Leucht recommends taking school tours saying, "the more familiarity kids have with what’s going to happen and where, the better."

Listen to the interview here.

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Dr. Chris Leucht Quoted in LAist on What Caregivers and Children Can Expect Returning to School

In the LAist article, "Preparing To Go Back To Preschool In A Pandemic: 'Fun, But In A Different Way,'" Dr. Chris Leucht, program director, offers tips on helping children ages 0 to 5 get ready to return to school. "The first thing would be for parents to check in on their own feelings, and try and manage those so that they can be there for their kids," Leucht says.

Read the LAist article here.

Read the KCET article here.

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