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Helping Teens Cope with Anxiety — Archbishop Mitty High School Session [presentation]

In this session at Archbishop Mitty High School, Annaleah Logan, PsyD. discusses the different forms of anxiety and their respective symptoms, the stressors that teens experience, causes of teen anxiety and depression, and coping strategies. Read more »

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Social Emotional Learning in Elementary School [downloadable]

SEL brief elementary schoolSocial and Emotional Learning in Elementary School, produced by Pennsylvania State University with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, examines the evidence of successful, universal SEL programs and practices used to support social and emotional development in students during the elementary years (K-5). Read more »

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Promoting Social and Emotional Learning in the Middle and High School Years [downloadable]

SEL brief middle and HSPromoting Social and Emotional Learning in the Middle and High School Years, produced by Pennsylvania State University with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provides an overview of frameworks that define social emotional competence, and reviews the current landscape of universal school-based programs designed to promote its growth in middle and high school students. Read more »

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Tantrums, Tears and Tempers—Managing Your Young Child’ s Behavior [presentation]

In this class, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Marcela Molina and Doctoral Psychology Intern Brittany Matheson review the ABCs of behavior and provide an overview of strategies for managing behavior with your young child.
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Hard to Read: How American Schools Fail Kids with Dyslexia

apple-books 256261_640While scientists estimate that between 5 and 12 percent of children in the United States have dyslexia, just 4.5 percent of students in public schools are diagnosed with a “specific learning disability,” a category that includes dyslexia and other learning disabilities, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. In addition, while schools routinely screen children for hearing impairment, a problem that occurs much less frequently than dyslexia, screening for dyslexia is rare. Read more »

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Dyslexia and the Wider World of Creativity and Talent

thought-creative 2123970_640Reading well can be a sign of intelligence, except when it isn’t, which is often the case for the 5-20 percent of students who have by far the most common form of learning disability, dyslexia.

And yet often, special gifts and talents emerge from dyslexic brains. Whether this happens because of the setup of the dyslexic brain or in spite of it is still an ongoing subject of research. Read more »

Special Education & USED’s Regulatory Review: What You Need to Know

The U.S. Department of Education (USED) and all other government agencies are in the process of reviewing every regulation and policy document they’ve issued over the years. Their goal is to identify any that “eliminate jobs, or inhibit job creation;” are “outdated, unnecessary, or ineffective;” “impose costs that exceed benefits;” or interfere with regulatory reform. Read more »

Community Education

Anxiety and Depression in Teens [presentation]

In this parent education session held at the German International School of Silicon Valley, CHC’s Tonia Chen, MA, LMFT and Christine Wang, EdM invite parents to step into the shoes of their teens to better understand the complexities of a teen’s mood as well as their unique job. The discussion includes parents’ role in modeling and teaching stress management to their teens.

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Late & Unprepared? Executive Functioning Strategies in the Middle School Classroom [presentation]

In the educator session “Late & Unprepared? Executive Functioning Strategies in the Middle School Classroom,” Sand Hill School teacher Alixanne Agnew defines executive functioning, examines individual “functions,” and discusses strategies for building and supporting executive functioning in the classroom, including behavioral strategies and technology supports. Read more »

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What to Do When Your child Comes Out As LGBTQ

lgbtq-2112266_640So your child just came out as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. What do you do?

The best initial response from parents is to “give their child a hug, to say that you love them,” said Kathy Godwin, board vice president for the organization PFLAG, which supports the LGBT community and helps to educate parents, families and friends. Read more »

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