CHC Experts

Nuestro Bienestar/Our Well-being [video] [presentation]

Cynthia Martinez, M.A., terapeuta de salud mental bilingue para CHC, apoyo a niños, adolescentes y familias para normalizar las necesidades de salud mental y apoyo en el proceso de pérdida, trauma, depresión y ansiedad. En esta presentación, ella discute el bienestar mental en la comunidad hispana y las formas en que podemos apoyar a nuestra juventud. Read more ›

Gender Diversity

In this Voices of Compassion episode, you’ll learn about gender diversity terms and when to use them, how to support your child’s natural gender exploration, and resources to support their journey. As a result, you’ll see the joy of your child becoming comfortable expressing their true and authentic selves. Read more ›

Understanding Disordered Eating in Youth

In this Voices of Compassion podcast, we talk about eating disorders with Michael Manzano, MS, Doctoral Intern in Clinical Psychology at Children’s Health Council (CHC) and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. Join us as we navigate this sensitive yet crucial topic, offering valuable insights and practical advice for promoting well-being and preventing disordered eating in children. Read more ›

7 Strategies to Manage Appetite Loss While Taking Stimulant Medication for ADHD

By Alexa Wilmarth, CHC Psychiatric Mental-Health Nurse Practitioner

It’s no secret that the number one side effect impacting clients with ADHD who take stimulant medication is appetite loss. Most children and adults who take stimulant medication for the treatment of ADHD experience this side effect to one degree or another. Read more ›

Empowering Families: The Transformative Impact of SPACE Training for Children with Anxiety and OCD

by Amy DiLaura, CHC Marketing Manager

Parents of children with anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) know that the path to improvement isn’t always a straight line. These issues can be challenging to manage, and often require a comprehensive approach involving therapy, support, and sometimes medication.

In addition to traditional patient-based therapy, sometimes families can benefit from SPACE (Supporting Parents for Anxious Childhood Emotions) training: an approach that focuses on teaching parents or caregivers how to support their children in managing anxiety-related behaviors. Read more ›

Talking About Teen Suicide

In this Voices of Compassion episode, we discuss the sensitive but critical topic of teen suicide.  In our conversation with CHC Doctoral Psychology Intern, Emily Raymond, we discuss key risk factors that parents, educators, and peers should be aware of, offering practical strategies for parents to create open lines of communication with their teens and recognize warning signs. Read more ›

The Impact of Puberty on Mental Health

Puberty can be a challenging time, but with guidance, parents can help their children navigate it with resilience and strength. Drawing on insights and the expertise of CHC Doctoral Psychology intern, Emma Lecarie, this Voices of Compassion podcast episode provides practical advice for parents navigating this transitional period with their children. Read more ›

Mental Health in the Asian American Community

In this Voices of Compassion podcast episode, CHC, licensed psychologist, Dr. Emily Hsu and licensed clinical social worker, Thuy Tran talk about the unique challenges and stigma surrounding mental health and the Asian American community. Read more ›

Fostering Teen Mental Health and Well-Being [video]

Adolescence is a time of emerging independence, growth, and vulnerability.  Adolescents are also faced with an array of risk factors that can impede their progress and shape their journey.

In this community education presentation, CHC’s Pardis Khosravi, Psy.D., talks about adolescent development, influences, stressors, and  how parents and caregivers can support them on their journey and nurture resilience. Read more ›

Parent Burnout [video][presentation]

In this community education presentation, CHC’s Cassandra Sanchez, PsyD, discusses parent burnout— what it is, the signs to watch for, contributing factors, why it’s important to address these feelings, and what you can do about it.

The material is presented in English and Spanish. Read more ›

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