Tag Archives: Connie Mayer

Sexual Assualt and Online Bullying Turn Deadly for One Saratoga Teen Girl

A unesscesary tragedy occurred September 10, 2012, when 15 yr old Saratoga High School student Audrie Pott took her own life after suffering sexual assault and online humiliation at the hands of her attackers. Her parents had no knowledge of the assault on their 15-year-old daughter at the time she took her life but learned […]

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ACS Meets the Challenge: Treating Co-Occurring Disorders

Adolescent Counseling Services (ACS) has long served the mental health needs of teens and their families on the Peninsula.  In 1991, ACS launched the Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment (ASAT) Program to treat teens with substance abuse and dependency issues.  In the past two years, the program has matured, encompassing multi-modal approaches to treatment for youth […]

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2012 Monitoring the Future Results on Marijuana Use

According to the Monitoring the Future 2012 survey daily and regular use of marijuana remains consistently strong across all grades surveyed (8th, 10th, 12th).  Even more alarming is that fewer students believe there is a risk in using marijuana; among 12th graders only 20.6% view occasional marijuana use as risky, and only 44.1% view daily […]

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