Archive | September, 2013

ACS Welcomes Outlet Program – Open House 10/6/13 – All Welcome

Sunday, October 6th, 2013 from 3-6 pm Location: 1717 Embarcadero Rd, Ste 4000, Palo Alto  We invite friends and community members to join us for an afternoon of fun, friendship, and fall festivities as we formally welcome our 4th program- Outlet. For more information or to RSVP, email denise@acs-teens.org or call 650-424-0852 ext 103. About […]

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Meet Molly (AKA The “New” Ecstasy)

Source: Yourteenmag.com By Samantha Zabel Partying with “Molly” sounds harmless—the name invokes images of your teen’s peppy study partner or a high school cheerleader. But the recent string of Molly drug deaths and overdoses prove that Molly, a form of Ecstasy, is much more serious than its cheery pseudonym. Over the weekend, Electric Zoo, a multi-day music […]

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If It’s On TV is it OK?

Source: Yourteenmag.com By Deborah Gilboa (Dr. Deborah Gilboa is a Pittsburgh-area physician,who also dispenses parenting advice on HuffPost Parents and Twitter. You can find her at AskDoctorG.com and on her YouTube channel.) When our kids were younger, we knew (and often watched) most of what they watched on TV. We went to movies together. Listened to music in the […]

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10 Steps Parents Can Take if their Child is Being Bullied

Originally posted on Topical Teaching:
Courtesy of education.com: Make it safe for your child to talk to you. When your child comes to you to talk about a bullying experience, try to avoid having an emotional reaction. It can be scary for a child to hear that a parent is planning to lash out at…

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Bullying Under Attack: True Stories Written by Teen Victims, Bullies & Bystanders

Originally posted on Sue Scheff Blog:
WORDS ARE POWERFUL- they can inflict damage and they can heal.  In this anthology of first-person accounts written by teenagers for both their peers and adults, words transform pain into hope and the possibility for change. Order today! Bullying Under Attack is an eye-opening anthology of all three players…

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PAUSD Student Services Fair

Come join ACS on Thursday, September 12th at the PAUSD Student Services Fair being held at the PAUSD District Office, 25 Churchill Ave, Palo Alto.  ACS’ Roni Gillenson, On-Campus Counseling Program Director, will be there providing valuable information about the services and program offers to the teens and families of Santa Clara and San Mateo […]

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Social Media Impacts the Social Jungle of Teens

Source: YourTeenMag.com Author: Rachel Simmons, author of “Odd Girl Out” and “The Curse of the Good Girl”,  co-founder of the Girls Leadership Institute.  For more information on Rachel Simmons, her blog and the revised edition of Odd Girl Out, visit www.rachelsimmons.com. What’s the impact of technology on teenagers socially? You can’t talk about teens, and raising teens, without talking […]

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