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After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools [downloadable]

afterasuicide457After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools was designed to help schools respond immediately in the minutes, hours, and days after a suicide as well as in the weeks and months it takes the school community to heal and move forward. Read more »

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Parental Involvement Lessens Effects of Bullying on Middle Schoolers

middle school girl bullying 456Middle school students who feel their parents are more involved in their education have fewer mental health struggles — along with fewer suicidal thoughts and behaviors — in response to being bullied, according to a paper published this month in the journal School Psychology. Read more »

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Navigating Autism Services [presentation] [video]

Navigating the service systems related to autism can be a confusing and overwhelming process. This presentation explains what the main service systems are and how to access them, including insurance, school district and regional center. Come learn about services in the community as well as what Children’s Health Council and Stanford provide. Read more »

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Applying Mindfulness to Mundane Classroom Tasks

mindfulness454In my work with teachers, I encourage honest, fearless contemplation on what is and is not working in the classroom. This simple exercise can help you discover the mundane moments and tasks in your own classroom that are just waiting for your creativity to transform them into mindful learning opportunities. Read more »

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Challenge Success: Create a More Balanced and Academically Fulfilling Life for Your Kids [web resource]

challengesuccesslogo453Challenge Success partners with schools, families, and communities to embrace a broad definition of success and to implement research-based strategies that promote student well-being and engagement with learning. Read more »

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Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance [video]

Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. In the TED Talk video, she explains her theory of “grit” as a predictor of success. Read more »

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14 Must-Have Life Skills for Teens

teen451If you’re wondering how your teen will survive on their own, don’t worry too much — chances are your child is a lot more capable than you think. Even so, now is a good time to teach your teen a few practical skills that will leave both of you feeling a little more confident about your offspring’s readiness to leave the nest. Read more »

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Community Town Hall: Why the College Admissions News Hits Home: Stress, Anxiety and How to Help Your Kids [video]

The recent news about college admissions was deeply troubling to CHC and to the community because it amplifies the culture of stress around admissions and reinforces the stigma attached to learning differences and accommodations, leaving parents concerned that their kids’ evaluations won’t be taken seriously any more. Read more »

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Stanford Researchers Develop a Smartphone App to Simultaneously Treat and Track Autism

GuessWhat 448Diagnosing autism can take half a day or more of clinical observation, and that’s the quick part – often, families wait years just to get to that point. Now, in hopes of speeding things up, Stanford researchers are developing a smartphone app that could drastically reduce the time it takes to get a diagnosis. Read more »

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A Fit Over Rankings: Why College Engagement Matters More Than Selectivity [downloadable] [video]

learning 447The college admissions process can often be a top source of stress and anxiety for students. While many schools, counselors, and parents encourage students to focus on finding the “right fit” college, this advice can be difficult to follow without a better understanding of what “fit” means and what matters most — both for learning and engagement in college — and for life outcomes beyond college. Read more »

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