DR. THERESA RULIEN
Chief Executive Officer
Child Guidance Center
Mental health professional coordination with our educational systems is key to identifying, addressing mental health concerns and thereby promoting safe schools. Promoting the practice of mental health and physical health handled within an integrated/collaborative care model is encouraging the recognition of “whole health,” and with that belief is also the belief mental illness can be successfully treated. Prevention, early identification, early intervention, as in any physical illness, is the key to that successful treatment.
Since 1951, the Child Guidance Center has specialized in helping children, adolescents and their families cope with the stresses of life. Theresa Rulien joined Child Guidance Center in February, 2005 to coordinate the development of the then Crisis Response Team (now Rapid Response Team). She was later promoted to Program Director adding the Comprehensive Assessments and the Community Family Services teams to her direction. Theresa has been the Chief Executive Officer of Child Guidance Center since July, 2010.
Wolfson Children' School-Based Health Centers
The first Wolfson Children's School-Based Health Centers have opened to serve the students of Jean Ribault Middle and High Schools and Sallye B. Mathis Elementary. These centers offer a convenient way for children to get a range of quality health care services in a location that is easily accessible on school campuses. It is a proven model of care that can grow to serve more and more children over time.