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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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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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ACS Welcomes New Program for LGBTQQ Youth

Letter to the Community By: Philippe Rey, PsyD, ACS Executive Director Dear Community Friends, Since becoming the Executive Director of Adolescent Counseling Services (ACS) in 2004, my leadership decisions regarding agency growth, change, and development have always been guided by the primary reasons why ACS began in the first place. ACS was conceived in 1975, […]

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‘Youth Speaks Out’ event in Palo Alto

Source: Palo Alto Online-Palo Alto Weekly Local students try out their artistic voices in two exhibits this month, jointly called “Youth Speaks Out.” Hosted by the Palo Alto Art Center and the Palo Alto City Hall, the show will feature oil and acrylic paintings, drawings and photos from March 9 through March 24 at both […]

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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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Fall Parent Education Session hosted at Stanford University

Challenge Success.org, a research-based organization that develops refreshingly practical curriculum, conferences and other programs for parents, schools, and kids looking for a healthier and more effective path to success in the 21st century. Offers a FREE Parent Education Session The Knowledge to Navigate: Strategies for Raising Healthy & Motivated Kids September 28, 2012, from 7:00pm-9:00pm […]

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National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week-Speak Up for Your Child’s Mental Health

May 6-12 is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week organized by the Child Mind Institute and supported by a number of adolescent health and substance abuse organizations. The following is a message from the president of the Child Mind institute, Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D., a leading child and adolescent psychiatrist. Why is it important to […]

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New Study Finds US Adolescent Substance Abusers Started Using at Age 14

A new study published in the April issue of the journal Archives of General Psychiatry found many alarming statistics about what age US children begin using substances such as; alcohol, marijuana, tobacco, and harder narcotics. In the study, Joel Swendsen, of the University of Bordeaux in France, and colleagues analyzed data from a U.S. survey […]

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Upcoming Events

M-A Parent Education Series / Campus Event “Happiness Within Reach: Practicing Self-Compassion and Forgiveness” with Dr. Fred Luskin, Donnovan Yisrael, and Leah Weiss Ekstrom (CCARE), Stanford University Thursday, March 8, 2012, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Menlo-Atherton Center for the Performing Arts (PAC) Take a deep, cleansing breath…and mark your calendars! Everyone wants to be happy. And […]

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