The Center envisions itself as a community of socially involved professionals at the service of the welfare of children. With a Christian spirit of commitment, the staff and volunteers pool together their competencies, creativeness, and willingness to assist children and their families.


The Center responds to the need for psychosocial interventions for the children in the Cordillera region and nearby provinces, affirming the CICM and Saint Louis University’s commitment to the promotion of children’s welfare.


To provide psychotherapy for children with special concerns or difficulties;

To provide psychological assessment for children-clients;

To work hand in hand with families and other helping professionals by providing appropriate recommendations to help children with concerns;

To conduct capability-building lectures, training, seminars or workshops on child development, concerns, and interventions for children with special needs;

To collaborate with partner-institutions/organizations in initiating activities that further children’s welfare; and,

To serve the community as a Center for advocacy on the Rights of Children.



“Like the sunflower,
it is our fervent hope
that our children

will grow

to follow
the rays of the sun,
and become
the best persons
that they can be…”



Faridah Kristi C. Wetherick, RPsy, RPm, PhD

Jennifer M. Garcia, RPsy, RPm
Assistant Director

Fr. Geraldo Costa, CICM, RPsy
Liaison Officer

  • SLU Sunflower Child and Youth Wellness Center
    CICM Home Sweet Home Compound
    Governor Pack Road
    2600 Baguio City, Philippines
  • Phone: (063) (74) 446 5664
  • Cellphone Number:  (63) 915 541 5501; (63) 928 832 6372
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