An experienced attorney in southern California, Terry Chucas primarily represents children and parents in dependency court appeals. Outside his professional responsibilities, Terry Chucas supports community organizations including the YMCA of San Diego County. The YMCA of San Diego County works to strengthen families and communities through programs such as Adventure Guides, which invites parents and children to cultivate connection and build self-esteem. The program casts the parent as the guide and the child as the explorer, participating together in activities founded on the Compass Point principles of family, nature, fun, and community. Appropriate for children in kindergarten through 10th grade, parents have the opportunity to enjoy one-on-one recreational time with their children, engaging in age-appropriate games and crafts, skits, stories, ceremonies, and songs. Families can also participate in adventurous outdoor activities such as hiking and camping with other families in a respectful, supportive environment. To learn more about the specific Adventure Guide activities at local YMCA branches, visit ymcasd.org/programs/family-and-social/adventure-guides.