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Non-Medication Intervention Strategies [presentation]

This presentation reviews non-medication intervention strategies for children with ADHD and executive functioning challenges. Learn more about ADHD and executive functioning and the types of behavioral strategies you can employ to improve attention and promote executive functioning.

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Growing Up With ADHD [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 begins 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 ›

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The Teenage Brain and Parenting with a Growth Mindset [presentation]

Project Cornerstone’s programs and services help individuals and communities build a web of support around young people so that they grow into healthy, caring and responsible adults.

Anne Ehresman, LCSW, Executive Director of Project Cornerstone presents this class in which she reviews adolescent brain development, Read more ›

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Seven Habits of Happiness [presentation]

Project Happiness teaches proven habits to increase daily happiness and to increase resilience for coping with life’s many twists and turns. Find out how to bring more happiness into your life with this presentation by Project Happiness’s founder Randy Taran. Read more ›

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Tips for Parents on Social & Emotional Development [web resource]

parent-toolkitIt may be hard at this age to engage your child in a long discussion about emotions, but taking a couple of minutes a day to ask “What made you feel good today?” or “Did anything upset you today?” is a great way to show you care. Try to avoid questions that will get a “yes” or “no” answer to create more conversation.

Even if there isn’t always a discussion started, simply by providing daily interactions around your child’s emotions you’re creating an environment where your child knows he can talk to you. This will make him more likely to talk to you when he is ready to, or really needs to. Read more ›

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What Parents Can Do to Help Kids Who Struggle with Reading

One in five people have dyslexia, and it affects people who use both languages based on alphabets (such as English) or logographics (such as Mandarin, Korean, etc.), making it a worldwide issue. Despite its prevalence, though, dyslexia is often misunderstood by the people who have it, by the parents of kids who have it and by the teachers who teach those kids.

So what can parents do to help children with dyslexia? Read more ›

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Social Emotional Learning: Best Practices [presentation]

In this presentation for educators, Sand Hill School’s Nick Ratcliff and Elaine Antipuesto explain the five social-emotional (SEL) learning core competencies and review SEL best practices. Read more ›

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Understood — a Web Resource for Learning and Attention Issues [web resource]

understood-300x95Welcome to Understood.org, an online resource dedicated to helping the millions of parents whose children, ages 3–20, are struggling with learning and attention issues. For the first time ever, 15 nonprofit organizations have joined forces to support parents of the one in five children with learning and attention issues. Read more ›

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The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity [web resource]

Yale Center for DyslexiaThe Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity conducts dyslexia research, and it is a leading source of advocacy and information to better the lives of people with dyslexia.

The resources are organized by audience and topic, with sections for students (and adults) with dyslexia, for parents of children with dyslexia, and for educators.

You may wish to start with a few of these… Read more ›

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Ninety-Nine Tips for Talking With Your Teenager

parent teenAdolescent Counseling Services teamed up with the Peninsula’s top mental health professionals to share their expertise on communication with teens.

Ninety-Nine Tips for Talking With Your Teenager is a free guidebook that offers practical, concrete tips written by local therapists skilled in helping parents of young people ages eleven to nineteen years old. Read more ›

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