CHC Experts


Best Practices Across Borders


Written by Shirit Megiddo, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-CL

On March 19, CHC had the pleasure of hosting Physical Therapist Su Lin Ng and Speech-Language Pathologist Christine Bosch of Therapy Focus, a non-profit organization in Western Australia. As we compared best practice models used in the Bay Area/U.S. and Australia, two of the hot topics discussed were raising children bilingually and the inclusion model of therapy. Read more ›


Comorbid Autism Spectrum Disorder and OCD: Challenges in Diagnosis and Treatment

OCDautism95Interventions shown to be highly effective in treating symptoms of autism are already limited, but the options shrink even further in the presence of anxiety comorbidities, particularly obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

Research has been focused not only on identifying a specific anxiety disorder in children and adolescents with autism, but also in distinguishing between the symptoms of each disorder and how to treat each disorder. Read more ›

Community Education

Responding to Your Teen’s Challenging Behavior [presentation] [video]

Does your child talk back and ‘push your buttons?’ Kendra Evans Fraka, MSW, presents some effective responses to behavioral challenges in your teen. Read more ›

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

written by Liza Bennigson, Content Marketing Manager CHC

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 ›

Community Education

Growing Up with ADHD: Perspectives of a Child Psychiatrist & His Son [presentation]

In this presentation, CHC’s Chief Psychiatrist & Medical Director Dr. Glen Elliott and his son Mark Elliott, MD, a first year Child Psychiatry Fellow at UCSF, share their personal perspectives on growing up with ADHD.  The session starts with a brief description of key symptoms of ADHD followed by a walk down memory lane of how ADHD affected the lives of one parent and one child through different age ranges. Read more ›

Community Education

Early Intervention & Autism – What You Need to Know [presentation]

Early intervention for children with autism can make a huge difference in their development. In this presentation, CHC expert Gina Baldi discusses the most effective methods of early intervention and how to identify the resources you need. Read more ›

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Top 10 Tips for Talking to Your Teen

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written by Liza Bennigson, Content Marketing Manager for Teen Mental Health at CHC

Teenagers are known for being moody, irritable and stressed out. Just watch any old episode of Gossip Girl, Gilmore Girls or Glee. Trying to get through to your teen can feel about as productive as trying to get your houseplant to empty the dishwasher. The teen-parent relationship is often a power struggle: a seemingly perpetual game of tug-o-war. Read more ›


ADHD: The Pros and Cons of a “Medication Holiday”

child-beachWritten by Dr. Glen Elliott, CHC Chief Psychiatrist and Medical Director

Summer checklist: Sunblock…check. Beach towels…check. Medication…uncheck? Read more ›

Community Education

Developmental Milestones of Early Childhood [presentation]

Did you know 85% of brain development occurs before the age of 5? And toddler’s brains develop more than one hundred trillion brain connections? It’s a very important time of life, filled with potential. Early childhood program manager Dr. Melanie Hsu and doctoral intern Nicole Stettler share their expertise on developmental milestones in the areas of motor skills, cognitive development, communication, social-emotional development, and more. Read more ›

Community Education

Behavioral Challenges in the Child Age 6 and Under [presentation]

Licensed Clinical Social Worker Kendra Evans Fraka covers the ABCs of behavior and provides an overview of developmental milestones, neurological and emotional disorders, and strategies for new behaviors. Read more ›

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