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Resource Library

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Profile of High-Risk Kids and Teen Mental Health

Under the direction of Dr. Ramsey Khasho, CHC staff members and other expert contributors provide answers to questions about the serious issue of teen anxiety and depression in our community.
“Profile of High Risk Kids” explores the factors that can increase the likelihood that a teen will have depression. Read more »

How Schools Can Help With Teen Mental Health

Under the direction of Dr. Ramsey Khasho, CHC staff members and other expert contributors provide answers to questions about the serious issue of teen anxiety and depression in our community.
“How Schools Can Help” outlines steps that school staff can take to promote awareness of and access to mental health support. Read more »

“Changing the Narrative” Teen Resource

gunnHSstudentpaper“Changing the Narrative” is a new section added in 2015 to Palo Alto’s Gunn High School student newpaper, The Oracle.

“Changing the Narrative” features students’ essays of their fears and anxieties and the ways in which they found strength, hope, healing and growth.  These inspirational student stories are available here or on their Facebook page. Read more »

Book: How to Raise an Adult

How to Raise an Adult cover-205x300In her book How to Raise an Adult, Julie Lythcott-Haims draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. While empathizing with the parental hopes and, especially, fears that lead to overhelping, Lythcott-Haims offers practical alternative strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary for success. Read more »

Community Education

Signs of Learning Differences and Tips for Helping [presentation]

Did you know that 1 in 5 people are affected by learning differences, or LD?

People with learning differences have difficulty storing, processing and producing information due to a deficit in one or more neurological processes. Learn more about what learning differences are and what they are not, as well as what interventions can help. Read more »

Community Education

Psych Testing: What Do All Those Numbers Mean? [presentation]

What is a pyschological assessment? This presentation reviews the main purposes of a psychological assessment, the types of assessments, assessment tools, factors that influence performance, and how to interpret the results. Read more »

Community Education

To Medicate or Not [presentation]

How is ADHD treated? Are there treatment options that do not involve medication? This presentation covers the current approaches to treating ADHD, a model for working with a prescribing doctor, and common patterns and problems parents encounter. Read more »

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Anxiety and Depression Association of America : Anxiety and Depression in Children [web resource]

sad childIt is not uncommon for children to be diagnosed with both depression and an anxiety disorder, or depression and general anxiety. About half of people diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. It is important to recognize the signs of childhood depression and to distinguish them from normal developmental milestones and behaviors.

Children with depression may display these symptoms: Read more »

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Teaching Everyone About Mental Health [web resource]

Teaching Everyone About Mental Illness (TEAM) is website dedicated to equipping family and friends with the tools necessary to help a loved one struggling with a mental illness.

Learn about some of the causes of mental illness, the signs that someone is struggling, what you can say, and what you can do to help. Read more »

Emotional Intelligence Apps and Games

As a parent, Graphite™ can help you find the best tools to meet your child’s particular learning needs. Graphite is a free service from nonprofit Common Sense Education designed to help preK-12 educators discover, use, and share the best apps, games, websites, and digital curricula for their students. Though Graphite was designed and built with educators in mind, the site open to anyone. Read more »

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