Archive | March, 2012

Affordable Care Act Provides Teens Access to Mental Health

As the US Supreme Court sits in deliberation over legal issues that surround the Affordable Care Act (ACA) (ie. health care reform); one group of health care professionals, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has stepped out as supporters of the bill. “This law has already helped maintain or improve access to preventive services for […]

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Helping Teens as They Look into the Future

by Martha Chan, M.A., LMFT, Site Director for Terman Middle School and parent of Gunn High School graduates, class of ’99 and class of ’03 I want to carry forward some of the resilience concepts that my colleague, Chris Chiochios, wrote about in an earlier newsletter: accepting our children for who they are and helping them to […]

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How to Spot the First Signs of Teen Depression

Recently About.com posted a really helpful post about the “First Signs of Teen Depression.” The post was written by About.com’s resident teen health expert Denise Witmer. Here is the beginning of Denise’s post. Many times parents of teens who have tried to or have committed suicide struggle with the idea that there were signs of […]

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“Bully”-New Documentary That Addresses Serious Problem For Adolescents

Making the rounds of the festival circuit and personal preview events is a new movie that addresses the prevalence of bullying. The documentary, “Bully”, is 92 minute character driven film that takes a look at the lives of kids who get bullied. Filmed over the 2009/2010 academic school year, the film shows that bullying transcends […]

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Upcoming Events

M-A Parent Education Series / Campus Event “Happiness Within Reach: Practicing Self-Compassion and Forgiveness” with Dr. Fred Luskin, Donnovan Yisrael, and Leah Weiss Ekstrom (CCARE), Stanford University Thursday, March 8, 2012, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Menlo-Atherton Center for the Performing Arts (PAC) Take a deep, cleansing breath…and mark your calendars! Everyone wants to be happy. And […]

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