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Public Notices for EBC School

Please read these announcements informing the public of three candidates for employment on the basis of a Provisional Internship Permit (PIP).  Read more ›

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Ask Dr. Elliott: Do you have any tips for ADHD kids for summer?

Dr. Glen R. Elliott of The Center’s Glen Elliott ADHD Program shares his tips for fantastic summer activities for kids facing learning and attention challenges. Read more ›

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CHC Breakfast: The Mask You Live In with Jennifer Siebel Newsom

Join Children’s Health Council and The Representation Project’s founder and film director Jennifer Siebel Newsom for a discussion and viewing of the documentary: The Mask You Live In. CHC and The Mask You Live In ask: As a community, how are we failing our boys and what can we do to help them? Take part in the conversation.

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Children’s Health Council Awarded $270,000 to Help Families Facing ADHD and Learning Challenges from The David & Lucile Packard Foundation

(January 8, 2013) – Palo Alto families with children facing ADHD, autism, learning disabilities or anxiety and depression will have a new source of support and information, thanks to a grant awarded to the Children’s Health Council (CHC).  The Center at CHC was awarded $270,000 from The David & Lucile Packard Foundation to build new programs supporting families impacted by learning disabilities, ADHD, autism, or anxiety and depression. The Center will lead the effort by using the grant to conduct a community needs assessment and develop new services and programs for children such as afterschool programs. Read more ›

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Children’s Health Council to Focus on Challenges to Learning Success

PALO ALTO, CA (June 5, 2012) Children’s Health Council (CHC) announces a new vision for the agency, with a focus on learning success for children.

CHC has provided a broad range of mental health, developmental and educational services to the community for 59 years. “When Dr. Esther B. Clark founded CHC, she created an agency that would be responsive to the needs of our local children,” states Rosalie Whitlock, Ph.D., Executive Director of CHC. “Today we are continuing the vision of our founder by responding to a profound and nearly universal community need to support children’s educational success.” Read more ›

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Dr. Glen Elliott Featured on The Huckabee Report Radio Broadcast in Discussion on Children and Mental Health

CHC’s Dr. Glen Elliott is a panelist on Mike Huckabee’s The Huckabee Report radio show broadcast on the Cumulus Network.  Among the topics addressed are the numbers of youth under 18 taking antidepressants, the conditions for which youth are prescribed antidepressants, and the effects medication may have on children and teens. Read more ›

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New Autism Diagnostic Criteria May Encourage Symptomatic Approach to Drug Use

The fifth edition of the DSM–the “Holy Grail” of diagnosing psychiatric disorders–proposes the umbrella term of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), replacing the current “autistic disorder.” ASD will incorporate current diagnoses of Asperger syndrome, pervasive development disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), Rett syndrome and childhood disintegrative disorder, thereby eliminating these diagnostic distinctions.

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The Mirror in Your Brain

The mirror neuron system in your brain influences your emotions when you watch another human being. Those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) might not have this system working properly.

Impaired social functioning is one of the main symptoms of ASD. Those with the greatest social impairment have been shown to also have the lowest brain activity in the mirror neuron system.

In a study published in the March 2012 edition of the journal Biological Psychiatry, 34 participants with ASD and 36 participants without ASD watched hand gestures while the team of researchers monitored their brain activity. The brain activity was studied using transcranial magnetic stimulation, a complex non-invasive method of monitoring brain activity. Read more ›

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CHC’s Andrew Cope on The Valley Girl Show

Children’s Health Council Director of Advancement Andrew Cope is a guest on the Valley Girl Show and is interviewed by Jesse Draper in a segment that features the non-profit of the month. Read more ›

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Parents’ Club of Palo Alto and Menlo Park (PAMP) Publishes Article by Jill Yochim

The Parents’ Club of Palo Alto and Menlo Park (PAMP) is the largest parent organization on the Peninsula. PAMP members extend up and down the Peninsula, to San Francisco Bay Area, and South Bay. Their mission is to enrich the lives of families with young children, by providing resources, support and community in Palo Alto, Menlo Park and the surrounding areas.

Educational Specialist at Children’s Health Council, Jill Yochim, MA, CALT, contributed “Will She Grow Out of It, or Is It Dyslexia?” to PAMP’s online article repository.

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M Magazine Publishes Article by Dr. Katherine DeVaul

“My Kid Is Fine: How Teen Depression Deceives Us” written by Dr. Katherine DeVaul of Children’s Health Council was published in the October 2011 issue of M magazine. Read more ›

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Parents’ Club of Palo Alto and Menlo Park Publishes Article by Beatrice Kirchhoff, MS, CCC-SLP and Bridget Stolee, MA

The Parents’ Club of Palo Alto and Menlo Park (PAMP) is the largest parent organization on the Peninsula. PAMP members extend up and down the Peninsula, to San Francisco Bay Area, and South Bay. Their mission is to enrich the lives of families with young children, by providing resources, support and community in Palo Alto, Menlo Park and the surrounding areas.

Children’s Health Council’s Beatrice Kirchhoff, MS, CCC-SLP and Bridget Stolee, MA contributed “Helping Your Child Forge Friendships” to PAMP’s online article repository. A PDF of full article is available here. You may also read the article in CHC’s online Community Resource Library.
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Parents’ Club of Palo Alto and Menlo Park Publishes Article by Beth Pearson, PhD and Carrie Silver, PhD

The Parents’ Club of Palo Alto and Menlo Park (PAMP) is the largest parent organization on the Peninsula. PAMP members extend up and down the Peninsula, to San Francisco Bay Area, and South Bay. Their mission is to enrich the lives of families with young children, by providing resources, support and community in Palo Alto, Menlo Park and the surrounding areas.

Children’s Health Council’s Beth Pearson, PhD and Carrie Silver, PhD contributed “Helping Your Child Deal with Traumatic Events” to PAMP’s online article repository.

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Parents’ Club of Palo Alto and Menlo Park Publishes Article by Megan Allen, PhD

The Parents’ Club of Palo Alto and Menlo Park (PAMP) is the largest parent organization on the Peninsula. PAMP members extend up and down the Peninsula, to San Francisco Bay Area, and South Bay. Their mission is to enrich the lives of families with young children, by providing resources, support and community in Palo Alto, Menlo Park and the surrounding areas.

Children’s Health Council’s Megan Allen, PhD wrote “Teaching Your Child to Manage His Worries” for PAMP’s online article repository.

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Parents’ Club of Palo Alto and Menlo Park Publishes Article by Sonali Bhagat, MS, CCC-SLP, and Mae Carlson, MS, CCC-SLP

The Parents’ Club of Palo Alto and Menlo Park (PAMP) is the largest parent organization on the Peninsula. PAMP members extend up and down the Peninsula, to San Francisco Bay Area, and South Bay. Their mission is to enrich the lives of families with young children, by providing resources, support and community in Palo Alto, Menlo Park and the surrounding areas.

Children’s Health Council’s Sonali Bhagat, MS, CCC-SLP, and Mae Carlson, MS, CCC-SLP wrote “Raising a Bright Reader: Playtime for Reading Comprehension,” for PAMP’s online article repository.

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Sand Hill School Serves Struggling Early Learners

Sand Hill School, a new private school for struggling students in kindergarten through third grade, concluded its first week of operation Friday (Feb. 4)

Located at 650 Clark Way in Palo Alto,  and run by the Children’s Health Council, the early intervention program provides small classrooms and individualized teaching strategies to help students with social and attention difficulties before they can get traditional diagnoses when they begin to read Read more ›

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New School Offers Place for Struggling Students to Thrive

PALO ALTO, CA (January 6, 2011)  Children’s Health Council announces the opening of Sand Hill School, a new private school for kindergarten through third grade children who are bright but who are struggling in a conventional classroom.

When children start to show signs that school is not working for them in preschool, kindergarten or first grade, parents typically think, “Maybe he’ll grow out of it.” But Rosalie Whitlock, educational specialist and executive director of Children’s Health Council, advises, “Act now to relax later.” While acting early may be counterintuitive for parents, early support can change a child’s entire self-perspective and his outlook on school, especially as academic challenges grow. Read more ›

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Parents’ Club of Palo Alto and Menlo Park Publishes Article by Carrie Silver, PhD

The Parents’ Club of Palo Alto and Menlo Park (PAMP) is the largest parent organization on the Peninsula. PAMP members extend up and down the Peninsula, to San Francisco Bay Area, and South Bay. Their mission is to enrich the lives of families with young children, by providing resources, support and community in Palo Alto, Menlo Park and the surrounding areas.

Children’s Health Council’s Carrie Silver, PhD wrote “Boys Will Be Boys: Boys and Violent Play” for PAMP’s online article repository.

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