Archive | October, 2012

Adolescent Brains-Not All That Bad

Reported by Jon Hamilton of NPR Article title: Teenage Brains Are Malleable And Vulnerable, Researchers Say Listen to Story on NPR.org Adolescent brains have gotten a bad rap, according to neuroscientists. It’s true that teenage brains can be impulsive, scientists reported at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in New Orleans. But adolescent brains are also […]

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Palo Alto Fire Fighters Station 6 Support Project Safety Net with Fundraiser

The Palo Alto Fire Fighters are having a community pancake breakfast at Station 6 on Serra Rd. on Saturday, October 20th from 9am to 1pm. Please feel free to share this flyer far and wide. It will be a great, family and youth-friendly event and the food will be delicious! All the proceeds are going […]

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Palo Alto Students Report Better Mental Health

Article from Palo Alto Weekly By: Chris Kenrick Palo Alto youth are emotionally healthier than they were two years ago, according to newly released data from the California Healthy Kids Survey. The percentage of ninth- and 11th-graders who said they had seriously considered suicide in the past 12 months dropped from 18 percent to 11 […]

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Bay Area Tasting Week 2012

Held from October 12 to October 21, Bay Area Tasting Week is expanding from its original location of Palo Alto to now include the cities of San Francisco, Sunnyvale, East Palo Alto and Los Altos. Tasting Week will kick-off at the San Francisco Metreon on October 12 with an event for adults developed in collaboration […]

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Why the Teen Brain is Drawn to Risk

From Healthland.Time.com By Maia Szalavitz If you’re the parent of a tween, be warned: your cautious 10-year-old is bound to turn into a wild child in a few short years, with seemingly no regard whatsoever for safety. Indeed, teenagers have the double the risk of dying compared to their preteen selves. Adults have long reckoned […]

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Blog Series:Nutrition and Mental Health – Teaching Teens Mindfulness About Their Diet

By: Philippe Rey, Psy.D. ACS Executive Director   With all the recent news about the importance of nutrition and the increase in childhood and adult obesity and diabetes, have you ever wondered if nutrition could also possibly affect the mental/emotional state of people? Let’s think about this one for a minute! We know that sugars […]

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Use Music as a Vehicle for Parent -Teen Dialogue

Think of a teenager listening to music and the likely image that comes to mind is a solitary figure with earphones.  Most adults appreciate the earphone part—after all, music that appeals to teenagers usually carries far less appeal to those who are older. But think back to the role that music played in your life […]

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