Archive | December, 2012

ACS’ Program Directors Words of Advice for the Holidays

With the holidays quickly approaching, many parents wonder how to survive this time of year with their troubled teens.  Here are some words of advice from Adolescent Counseling Services’ experienced program directors: Roni Gillenson, LMFT On-Campus Counseling Program Director In my work with teens and families over almost 20 years, probably my favorite moments have […]

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6 Tips for Getting Through the Holidays with a Troubled Teen

Article came from About.com By Denise Witmer The holiday season is often portrayed as a time for happy families to come together but if your family includes a troubled teen the holiday season may be anything but happy. Idea #1: Set realistic expectations. If you have a teen who is depressed don’t expect she will […]

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How to Address Self-Harm with my Child

Continuation of blog post ” Cutting As Pain Relief? Understanding and Helping Teens Who Self Harm” The following tips were excerpted from The Cornell Research Program on Self-Injurious Behavior in Adolescents and Young Adults, http://www.crpsib.com, Copyright 2012. How should I talk to my child about his/her self-injury? Address the issue as soon as possible. Don’t […]

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Cutting As Pain Relief? Understanding and Helping Teens Who Self Harm

By Jennifer Jones, LCSW Site Director, Palo Alto High School This article is intended to educate parents and the general public about an increasingly common behavior among adolescents called self-harm. Although brief, I hope to shed some light on some of the emotional issues and neurophysiology behind the behavior and to help families be able […]

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Casual Teen Sex linked to Higher Rates of Depression

Article from Cornell.edu By: Ted Boscia Teens who date and are sexually active are known to be at elevated risk for depression, but why those associations exist is poorly understood. Now a new Cornell study has found that casual sexual “hookups” increased a teenager’s odds for clinical-level depression nearly threefold, whereas dating and sexual activity […]

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Synthetic Marijuana Causes Serious Health Probems

Post from CBSnews.com By:Michelle Castillo A new report shows synthetic pot sent 11,406 people to the emergency room in 2010. The number pales in comparison to the 461,028 people who went to the ER for marijuana-related causes in 2010, but it’s still a large number that’s concerning officials. One-third of the people who went to […]

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4 Skills Every Student Should Have Before Applying to College.

Blog article from Radical Parenting.Com Katie Layendecker is a content developer at OpenSesame, where she writes about technology and learning. Katie is a sophomore at Davidson College, where she plans to major in gender studies. When she’s not writing, she enjoys attending her college’s sporting events, walking her dogs, and rowing. Applying to college was one […]

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