Center for Human Development (CHD) is an organization that empowers communities to adapt to adversities and helps individuals realize their full potential.

Reducing health disparities, inspiring healthier choices, promoting violence-free lives; CHD, backed by its highly experienced team of volunteers and staff, constantly strives to identify and resolve community problems; thereby creating healthy and thriving communities.

Conflict Resolution Training

40-hour Mediation Certification Training in May

Conflict Resolution in the Workplace Training

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Upcoming Events

March 21, 2017 - "Dose of Awareness" 5K Walk/Health Expo.
May 18, 2017 - 40-Hour Mediation Certification Training
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JOHN MUIR GIVES BACK

John Muir Gives Back to Commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday   Walnut Creek, January 13, 2017 – John Muir Health and John Muir Medical Group celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. on his birthday by making a $10,000 donation to the Center for Human Development (CHD), (see John Muir Health Facebook for more)  which provides a

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Lightning Strikes at Concord Farmers’ Market

Lightning Strikes at Concord Farmers’ Market By Steven Cross Posted: 12/15/16 at 10:30 AM PST On December 13th, 2016, from 10AM to 2PM, Volunteer Mediators and CHD staff attended the Concord Farmers’ Market for Lightning Mediation. Lightning Mediation is a free service for people who have a conflict that they cannot seem to resolve. They have

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CHD Holds Successful Fall Fundraiser

CHD Holds Successful Fall Fundraiser PLEASANT HILL, CA (October 28, 2016)—The Center for Human Development (CHD) hosted its fall fundraiser appropriately titled Throwback to 1972, a nod to the organization’s foundation date, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on September 15, 2016 at the Contra Costa Country Club in Pleasant Hill. It was held to

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FNL Rallies with CA Alcohol Alliance Against Bill Allowing Alcohol in Salons

FNL Rallies with CA Alcohol Alliance Against Bill Allowing Alcohol in Salons “The Contra Costa Friday Night Live Chapters partnered with the California Alcohol Policy Alliance to create awareness of Bill AB 1322, which would allow all salons and barbershops to provide alcohol to clients without needing to be regulated by the Alcohol Beverage Control

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FCRP Presents at Mayors’ Conference

OAKLEY, CA (June 28, 2016)—Kathleen Lowe of CHD’s Family and Community Reunification Program (FCRP), presented to the Contra Costa Mayors’ Conference in Oakley, describing all of the Conflict Resolution services. The Mayors’ Conference meets monthly as an educational forum for local elected officials and a place to network and exchange information. The meeting location rotates

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FNL Students Work to Eliminate Distracted Driving Among Peers

FNL Students Work to Eliminate Distracted Driving Among Peers BAY POINT, CA (October 13, 2015) —Distracted driving is an unsafe habit and drivers near Riverview Middle School are visibly and dangerously demonstrating the need to improve their focus. Students recently monitored traffic for one hour at two intersections near the school and observed 70 instances

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Unity in Community 2015

BAY POINT, CA (July 1, 2015) — The 12th Annual Unity in Community was held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 27, 2015 at the Ambrose Community Center, located at 3105 Willow Pass Road, Bay Point, CA 94565. The event, whose presenting sponsor was the Bay Point Partnership, emphasized unity for Bay Point

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“People Who Make a Difference” Award Goes to JSHS FNL Chapter

CONCORD, CA (June 26, 2015)—The John Swett High School Friday Night Live Chapter (JSHS FNL) was awarded the People Who Make a Difference award on June 9, 2015, by the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors and Contra Costa County Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board. This award is given to those who have gone

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Press Release: 2016 Community Conflict Resolution Training

Note: The upcoming training has been cancelled unfortunately. All registrants will be contacted. Thank you for your understanding. Center for Human Development will offer its annual Community Mediation Training course soon. The next training course dates are on Thursday, September 22, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday, September 24, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday, September

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Club Live Advocates for Alcopop Ban

Club Live Members Work With Contra Costa County Board Of Supervisors To Limit Alcopops In Their Community MARTINEZ, Calif., Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors unanimously supported the vision of a group of youth from Bay Point, CA. On Tuesday, the Board approved revisions to the existing Deemed Approved

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