**Please note: Our next meeting will be Wednesday, February 8th (7-8:30 pm). Unfortunately, the Feb. 1st and Feb. 15th meetings had to be cancelled and rescheduled due to conflicting school events.
Please join us to continue the conversation about Dr. Dan Siegel’s book “Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain.” Each week we will discuss ideas from his book and how to apply them to our own parenting. We will also try out some of Dr. Siegel’s “Mindsight tools.” The conversation will be led by Kirsten Daehler (educator/ Gunn parent) and Maria Daehler (child psychiatrist/Gunn parent). You are welcome to attend even if you haven’t read the book. We will have a few copies of the book for purchase ($18.50, cash or check only). Please contact Kirsten Daehler, email@example.com, if you have any questions.
Continue reading “Brainstorm Book Club: Continuing the Conversation about the Teenage Brain”
On Tuesday, February 7, VTA staff reaffirmed their plan to cut the VTA 88, 88L, 88M bus lines and replace them with a limited school tripper-only service that would run three buses to Gunn before school and three buses from Gunn after school. That is, the VTA is proposing to eliminate the current hourly service on the VTA 88 bus. Continue reading “VTA Bus Cuts Update & Call To Action”
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Teen Relationships can often seem mysterious in this digital age. It’s not always easy for a parent to ascertain the nature of their child’s relationships or to keep track of the ups and downs that take place during these romantic relationships. How are teens meeting romantic partners? How is technology used in their relationships? The Pew Research Institute conducted research on this very topic and published its findings in 2015. The hope is that the findings will help parents have a better understanding of the role that technology plays in their teen’s dating life and how they can be supportive even if they lack personal experience with these new norms. (Continue reading here)
Written By: JoAnn Kukulus, MFTi, Site Coordinator, ACS On-Campus Counseling Program
Why do we need to talk about teen depression? What do we need to know? What can we do for our adolescent children?
FEWER THAN 40% of the teens diagnosed with depression get treatment. The numbers are staggering: an estimated 1 in 5 adolescents will experience depression before the age of 19, with around 2 million teens experiencing depression each year. Research indicates a strong link between depression and suicide; each year approximately 1 in 50 teens makes a suicide attempt that requires medical attention and suicide is now the 2nd leading cause of death among 15-24 year olds. (Continue reading here.)