Partnership with Fort Bend ISD
ChildBuilders has partnered for many years with Fort Bend ISD. Our programs are currently available at no cost to the Fort Bend ISD community thanks to the support of The George Foundation. Fort Bend ISD counselors have played a significant role in the development and evaluation of our Safety Education / Child Abuse Prevention programs. Our goal for this school district is to serve 35,000 children, educators, and parents; over 10% will be served in Fort Bend County. We are grateful for the opportunity to present our programs to the community. Below please read about Stand Strong • Stay Safe and Building Pathways to Healthy Minds.
ChildBuilders' Approach to Keeping Children Safe
We have been serving the Houston community since 1974. Our mission is to promote mental health and prevent abuse by empowering children, parents, and teachers with assertiveness skills, emotional control, empathy, resilience, and the ability to resolve conflict nonviolently.
ChildBuilders envisions a community where all children are respected, nurtured, and protected.
Stand Strong • Say Safe
Early Childhood Samples
Stand Strong • Stay Safe
Lesson 1: Assertiveness
This video version of the first lesson of the Early Childhood curriculum was recorded for use during presenter training. While there is more interaction with children during a classroom presentation, this is a good representation of the scripted program.
Stand Strong • Stay Safe
Lesson 1: Be Assertive
This collection of four short videos was developed for educators working remotely during Covid to offer virtual instruction in the Stand Strong • Stay Safe basic skills. You can navigate using the arrows in the box in the top left, or watch the videos in sequence one after the other.
Building Pathways to Healthy Minds - Webinar Series
Building Pathways to Health Minds Webinar series is designed to support mentally healthy parenting, caregiving, and teaching practices throughout our communities. ChildBuilders regularly hosts a series for parents/caregivers and a series for educators/school personnel in an interactive format on Zoom. Our current calendar can be found at our Events page, or by following us at Eventbrite. Detailed information including objectives and outcomes for each webinar in our series can be viewed in our Catalog. Listed here are the give Parent Webinars in our series. Click on each to find a description, recordings in English and Spanish, and supplemental materials as applicable.
Upcoming Webinars for Parents, Caregivers, and Educators
Meet Our Team
Amanda stepped into the role of Executive Director of ChildBuilders in 2017 after 10 years of service to the organization. Her public health background provides an ideal perspective from which to improve community mental health.
Gretchen joined ChildBuilders as a social work intern in 2008 after nearly 10 years in public education. She is dedicated to developing innovative approaches to preventing violence and abuse.
Janet is a licensed professional counselor, marriage and family therapist, and play therapist. Her dedication to ChildBuilders’ mission and vision has spanned three decades.
Priscilla holds graduate and undergraduate degrees from Houston Christian University in Elementary Education and Curriculum and Instruction. She joined ChildBuilders in 2014.