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Identify the Signs of Communication Disorders

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The Tech Effect: How Too Much Device Time May Be Taking a Toll on Today’s Children [video]

toddlerThe use of handheld devices is now common among toddlers and nearly universal among teens. New research shows that too much device time may be detrimental, especially in the areas of communication, language development, attention span, school performance, and hearing problems. Read more »

Community Education

Family Dynamics with Challenging Kids [presentation]

Do you have a challenging child? Presented by CHC’s Marcela Molina, LMFT and Rachel O’Harra, LMFT, this workshop for parents covers the following topics:

— Challenging kids and behaviors
— Parenting styles and dynamics
— Sibling dynamics
— Challenging interactions
— Building resilience
— When to seek help
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Community Education

Cognitive and Social Emotional Resilience in Children with Dyslexia [presentation]

In this Community Educations session for educators, UCSF School of Medicine’s Dr. Fumiko Hoeft discusses:

– The resilience framework of dyslexia
– Cognitive resilience
– Socio-Emotional resilience
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PACER Center [web resource]

PACER Center is a non-profit parent training and information center for families of children and youth with all disabilities from birth to young adults. Located in Minneapolis, it serves families across the nation.  Parents can find publications, workshops, and other resources to help make decisions about education, vocational training, employment, and other services for their children with disabilities. PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center provides resources designed to benefit all students, including those with disabilities. Read more »

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South Bay and Peninsula Resources for Mental Health and Resilience [downloadable]

standford medicineThe following list of local mental health resources is provided courtesy of the Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing:

Helpful Numbers

24-hour Suicide and Crisis Line (Santa Clara County) 650-494-8420 or 408-279-3312
Uplift (EMQ) Crisis Team (Santa Clara County) 408-379-9085 or 877-412-7474
Star Vista Crisis Line (San Mateo County): 650-579-0350
NAMI Santa Clara Warm line: 408-435-0400, option 1
NAMI San Mateo Warm line: 650-638-0800
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) Suicide prevention telephone hotline funded by the U.S. government. Provides free, 24-hour assistance.
Rape Crisis Hot Line (24 hour): 650.493.7273

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Risk ahead

13 Reasons Why Series: Trigger Warnings

Risk aheadTrigger warnings serve to let people know that there is violent, abusive or otherwise negative content that will be present either in a form of media (show, book, song, video) or in a class or discussion. Trigger warnings also allow people who have been traumatized by a similar situation or who are struggling with PTSD know that participating in and/or consuming the content in question could trigger a flashback.

The Teen Vogue and Seventeen Magazine websites have published lists of potential triggers in the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, such as sexual assault, rape, and self-harm.  Read more »

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13 Reasons Why: Talking Points for Viewing and Discussing the Netflix Series [downloadable]

13 reasons talking pointsNetflix’s 13 Reasons Why (13RY), a TV series based on a popular novel of the same name, is a  fictional story and cautionary tale of a young girl’s suicide, and it covers other sensitive subject matter as the series progresses.

In response to the series, the JED Foundation and Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) developed talking points to assist parents, teachers, and other gatekeepers in talking to youth about suicide as it relates to the situational drama that unfolds in 13RY.  Read more »

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Netflix 13 Reasons Why: What Viewers Should Consider

thirteen reasonsIn March 2017, Netflix released Thirteen Reasons Why (13RY), a 13-part series based on the young-adult fiction novel written by Jay Asher and published in 2007.

Thirteen Reasons Why tells the story of a high school student who experiences a series of terrible events—many of which are perpetrated by her classmates and friends. The protagonist, Hannah, has died by suicide. Before she died, she made a series of tapes explaining what each person in her circle has done to hurt her. Each episode tells one part of the story focused on a painful event and interaction.

In light of the feedback about this show, on the day of its release, Read more »

IRIS Center

The IRIS Center [web resource]

IRIS CenterThe IRIS Center is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and headquartered at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California.

IRIS resources are designed to address instructional and classroom issues such as response-to-intervention (RTI), classroom behavior management, and early childhood instruction, and many more. IRIS resources are used in college instruction, professional development activities, and independent learning opportunities for practicing educators. Read more »

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