Family Resource Center
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Community Based Services


Maryvale’s Community Based Services offer individual, family and therapeutic group services to children from infancy to 21 and their families. Marriage and Family Child Therapists, licensed Social Workers, and license-eligible interns comprise our multicultural and bilingual team. Therapists work collaboratively with each client from a strength-based, family-centered and trauma-informed philosophical perspective.

Located in Duarte, Community Based Services provides varied counseling and mental health services aimed at keeping vulnerable families safer, reducing the risk of abuse and neglect by surrounding families with resources, information, and ongoing support.

Individual Counseling

Children are seen on an individual basis with the involvement of their parent(s). As our treatment approach and philosophy is family-centered, an initial assessment is provided with participation by the parent(s). At that time goals are established and routinely reviewed with the parents to include how many sessions are recommended. Family contact with the therapist is fundamental and often family therapy is included as we believe the “family” is our client, not only the child.

Family Counseling

Family therapy services strengthen families by improving overall functioning, increasing social supports, teaching problem-solving, reducing the effects of trauma and helping to strengthen coping skills. 

Therapeutic Groups

Therapeutic group sessions, facilitated by Family Resource Center therapists, focus on specific life challenges that are either short term and time limited or open ended. 

Wraparound Services

Maryvale's Wraparound Services Program provides intensive multi-disciplinary therapeutic service alternatives for children and families involved with the Department of Children and Family Services and the Department of Probation. Learn more.

Life Skills for Teens & Adults

Teens and Adults can participate in a variety of groups that build fundamental skill sets in areas that include work force development; employment readiness; computer skills and financial literacy.

Information & Referrals

Additionally, the Family Resource Center provides information and referrals for any family, individual or agency requesting assistance outside our service area, linking them to resources and services to meet their varied and special need. Examples include:

Mental health services
Basic needs resources (food pantries and shelters)
Utility assistance
Job training
Legal assistance
Substance abuse services 
Parenting resources
Recreational programs and more

Leadership 

150x200-web-executive-portrait-jeanettevaldez.jpgJeanette Valdez 
Program Director 

Jeanette joined Maryvale in 2001 as a therapist in our Residential Treatment Program for Girls. She worked within the residential program for more than nine years before transitioning to outpatient services when Maryvale's Family Resource Center in Duarte opened in 2011. Jeanette has played an essential part in building the outpatient program and has served various roles at the Family Resource Center including as clinical intake coordinator, clinical supervisor, and assistant director. Jeanette has over eighteen years of experience working in the field of social services, specifically with children and families with an emphasis on child welfare. Before Maryvale, Jeanette has experience as an advocate for children in foster care, working with parents struggling with substance abuse issues, as well as interning with collaborative program between the San Diego Police Department, Child Abuse Unit and Children’s Hospital. Jeanette is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of California. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from Wells College in Aurora, NY. She received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from San Diego State University with an emphasis on Children, Youth, and Families.