Archive | March, 2014

Facebook and Its Effects on Our Mood

By: Sophia Dyer, M.Ed Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern After School Counseling Program (2012-2014) Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Program (2012-2013) “Are you on facebook again? Why don’t you go outside and play?” Sound familiar? The” facebook argument” is a common one between parents and their teens. With the relatively new rise of social media, […]

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Warning signs that a teen is in danger for suicide

Source: BostonGlobe.com By Jan Brogan   Dr. Barry N. Feldman, director of psychiatric programs in public safety at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and an educator in suicide risk and prevention at high schools across the state, uses the acronym FACTS as a tool to outline the warning signs for teenage suicide. F — Feelings […]

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Teens and Parties

By: JoAnn Kukulus, MS, MFTI ACS Intern When our children were young, we parents had a hand in just about everything they did. We took on the responsibility of organizing and structuring their time in such a way that we knew what they were doing each minute of each day. If we couldn’t actually oversee the […]

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Motivational Interviewing Training Workshop – Friday, April 18th

ACS’ is hosting our 2nd Annual “Motivational Interviewing Training Workshop” on Friday, April 18, 2014. This is an all day workshop starting at 9 am until 4 pm hosted at Silicon Valley Community Foundation in Mountain View. This workshop will be useful training for teachers, school administrators, guidance counselors, therapists in training, and licensed therapists. […]

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Warning about new drug “DOC” after teen overdoses

Source: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/ A warning letter to Mountain View High School parents said it’s believed the substance is a synthetic drug known as “DOC” (2,5-Dimethoxy-ChloroAmphetamine), which is similar to LSD and combines hallucinogenic and amphetamine chemicals. The drug has been around since the early 1990s but may be relatively new on the high school scene. Police say […]

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Learn more about ACS’ programs that you

Learn more about ACS’ programs that you can choose to support on May 6th during SV Gives; After-School Counseling Program http://ow.ly/uBKWQ

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Learn more about ACS’ programs that you

Learn more about ACS’ programs that you can choose to support on May 6th during SV Gives; On-Campus Counseling Program http://ow.ly/uBL6Q

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Learn more about SV Gives #svgives and t

Learn more about SV Gives #svgives and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation by going to http://ow.ly/umyhN

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$50,000 dollar-for-dollar match during t

$50,000 dollar-for-dollar match during the 6 pm hour on May 6th SVGives Day #svgives from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Help ACS get the match by scheduling your match for 5/6/14 at 6pm at http://ow.ly/umwHI

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Thursday Night: LGBTQQ youth group (Engl

Thursday Night: LGBTQQ youth group (English) for ages 13-18 (we will not turn anyone away) from 6:30-8pm Runs every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 101 S B Street, San Mateo, CA #outletprogram #acs

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