Archive | September, 2011

Living With a Teenager

Living with a Teenager by Robyn Alagona, MFT It can be difficult to predict daily life with a teenager. Teenagers have a reputation for being unpredictable, capricious, even inflexible. As an adult, living with an adolescent, it can feel frustrating, anxiety-producing and worrisome to experience the erratic changes teens go through in a week, a […]

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Palo Alto Mayor Discusses Teen Mental Health

Teen mental health has gone beyond school walls and its importance is being emphasized by local city officials to the rest of the community. On August 29th, Palo Alto Mayor Sid Espinosa, spoke with The Campanile about the academic pressures Palo Alto teens face. Mayor Espinosa stressed the importance of Project Safety Net (which ACS is actively […]

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September Is National Recovery Month!

As September marks the beginning of a new school year and a new season, September also honors a new beginning for those who choose recovery as the next step in their lives. This month is National Recovery Month and ACS not only wants to celebrate those who are in recovery, but those treatment providers and […]

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Back To School Tips: Information You Can Use Now!

Back To School Tips   by Roni Gillenson, LMFT, Program Director ACS’ On-Campus Counseling Program As teens reluctantly head back to school and leave the lazy days of summer behind, we are reminded of the stress that lies ahead for our youth.  While returning to school can be an exciting time to get reacquainted with friends […]

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Join Us For The Challenge Success Fall Plenary

Join our friends at Challenge Success for a conversation about how to honor and develop the unique capacities, skills, and interests of every child. Challenge Success Fall Plenary One Size Does Not Fit All: Each child is different. You are invited to spend the evening with nationally-renowned experts discussing academic stress, engagement, and well-being. Keynote […]

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Blog Series: Building a Child’s Emotional Savings Account (Part 6)

This week, we look at one of the most exciting yet at times most frustrating and frightening  times in a child’s life: puberty and early adolescence. This time can be difficult for parents too. First let’s look at some key developmental stages that take place during this period for us to better understand what is […]

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