Archive | May, 2014

Tips to Help Teenagers Clean Up Their Online Image

By Sue Scheff Source: yourteenmag.com/2014/05/help-teenagers-online-image/ #Digcit. Have you seen it and do you know what it means? The hashtag stands for digital citizenship. My mantra has been that this topic is as important as potty training toddlers.   The Internet is not going away. On the contrary, there’s no doubt that the Internet will play a […]

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What is “Palcohol”?

By: Beverly Reyes ACS Intern in Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Program Source:  http://www.cbsnews.com/news/palcohol-powdered-alcohol-may-present-serious-health-risks/ A new product going by the brand name Palcohol got a rush of media attention this week. Palcohol is simply freeze-dried alcohol in powder form, packaged in small packets that promise an easy way to take a stiff drink on the go. Some health […]

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Cultivating Mastery and Success WITH Your Teen

by Chris Chiochios, LMFT, Site Director at JLS Middle School With so much emphasis on achievement and concern about our children being prepared and “ready” to enter adulthood and be “successful”, there is a hidden cost that many youth can experience.  This cost involves developing a mindset that becomes fixed on what success means and […]

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Silicon Valley Gives on May 6th! Support Adolescent Counseling Services

On May 6th, from 12 am – 11:59 pm, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation will be hosting Silicon Valley’s first ever giving day to benefit every nonprofit organization in the region. This event is being supported by many of Silicon Valley’s biggest companies and foundations like: Microsoft, The Knight Foundation, Razoo, The Sobrato Family Foundation, Applied Materials […]

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Electronic Cigarettes or “e-cigs”

Monica Ippolito, MFTI ACS Intern Electronic Cigarettes or “e-cigs” as the youth are calling them are very popular among middle school & high school students. “e-cigs” are a battery operated device that can look like Cigarettes, Cigars, Pipes, & Pens. The one that looks like a pen is the most popular kind with youth. E-cigarettes […]

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