This is Derek Miller Speaking on Business. The Children’s Center provides comprehensive mental health care for children and families, a service needed now more than ever. Its CEO, Rebecca Dutson, is here to discuss how the Children’s Center has been serving the community during the COVID-19 crisis.
At the Children’s Center, we temporarily closed our offices in mid-March as our talented clinicians swiftly rolled out a new telehealth platform, ensuring continuity of care for the young children we serve. We were extremely fortunate to benefit from an early round of the Paycheck Protection Program loans, which allowed us to keep our Therapeutic Preschool staff employed, even during the initial closure.
In early June, we worked tirelessly to safely re-open our Therapeutic Preschool and on-site clinical services. To protect the health and well-being of our staff and clients, we enhanced our health and sanitization protocols, and are keeping individual class groups in separate cohorts. During these unprecedented times, we continue to provide critical mental health treatment to young children in our community, most of whom are likely to be disproportionately impacted by the ongoing pandemic.
Nothing is more important than the future of our children, and the Children’s Center has made incredible efforts to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on those they serve – the children and families of Utah. To learn more about the important working being done the Children’s Center, please go to childrenscenterutah.org. I’m Derek Miller, of the Salt Lake Chamber, and this is Speaking on Business.