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Executive Function Strategies for Middle and High School [presentation]

Why is middle school and high school challenging for so many students? There is so much to manage–from keeping track of assignments across multiple classes and teachers to time management to organizing materials. In this session, CHC Executive Functioning expert Vanessa Fasoli, ACC, discusses strategies and tools you can use with your child to promote effective organization and planning skills. Read more »

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

SAD seasonal affective disorder-1861157_640Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that comes and goes with the seasons, typically starting in the late fall and early winter and going away during the spring and summer. It can affect adults, teens, and children. Read more »

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A Crisis Line That Calms With Texting and Data

smartphone-2212963_640Can algorithms be used to address more urgent social and individual problems, like how to build trust or provide effective care? Can algorithms be used to increase the love and kindness in the world?

These are the sort of questions that the people at the Crisis Text Line — a nonprofit organization that provides crisis intervention 24 hours a day via text messaging to the number 741741 — have been focusing on for four years. Read more »

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

hands holding coffee-247835It’s hard to escape it: Christmas tunes on every radio station, snowflake cups at Starbucks, pine trees atop every other SUV. “It’s the hap-happiest season of all,” right?

Not necessarily. For many, the holidays amplify insecurities, social anxiety, financial stress, loved ones lost, or the fact that they can’t just “snap out” of their angst with a grande peppermint latte. Read more »

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Empowering Kids Who Learn Differently

In Thinking Differently, David Flink, the founder and CEO of Eye to Eye—a national mentoring program for students with learning and attention issues—enlarges our understanding of the learning process and offers powerful, innovative strategies for parenting, teaching, and supporting the 20 percent of students with learning disabilities. Flink understands the needs and experiences of these children first hand because he also has dyslexia and ADHD. Read more »

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Partially Compensated [video]

Krista Weltner has turned her experiences with dyslexia into a compelling stop-motion film, Partially Compensated. The film tells the story of a young girl’s struggle with dyslexia and offers insight into how others, especially educators, can learn to accept learning differences as well. Read more »

Community Education

How to Help Your Anxious Young Child [presentation] [video]

How do you know what is typical and what is not?  In this class led by David Arbulú, MA, Marriage & Family Therapist at CHC, learn the signs of anxiety in young children and some strategies to help your young child manage anxiety.
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Community Education

Parenting Wired Teens [presentation] [video]

As a parent, you want to know how much media use is too much. Should you manage your teen’s media consumption, and if so, how? How can you help your teen balance their time online and offline?  In this CHC Community Education session,   several presenters provide information and their perspectives on this topic. Read more »

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Kids and Screen Time: Signs Your Child Might Be Addicted

phone-game-159395It’s a familiar sight in the majority of young families: young children bent over a screen for hours, texting or gaming, lost in a digital world.

Many parents worry, how much screen time is too much? Read more »

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Perfect Grades Don’t Always Matter [video]

Most American students strive for a 4.0 GPA and the highest test scores, but research shows that this quest for perfection actually discourages creativity and reduces academic risk-taking. In this episode of “School Myths” author Alice Roth of The Atlantic investigates why grades aren’t everything when it comes to education. Read more »

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