Educators learning to connect mental health with student success

Educators learning to connect mental health with student success

Last Monday, over 600 educators from across the state convened at William Jessup University in Rocklin to address the mental health and wellness needs of modern youth as a critical success factor for their profession. Organized by Wellness Together, a  non-profit...
How to get your teen to really connect with you about their troubles

How to get your teen to really connect with you about their troubles

Dr. Susan Landes is the founder of the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Centers in Auburn and Davis. She works with adolescents and children who suffer from anxiety, depression and behavioral health disorders (cutting, drug use, aggression, suicidal thoughts and...
Why do they act that way? What parents need to know about brain science and childhood experiences

Why do they act that way? What parents need to know about brain science and childhood experiences

Without disparaging the innovative benefits of cyber technology, it is fair to say that today’s tech-savvy youth are exposed to levels of hostility (these adult issues of bullying, addictions and sexual exploitation) with greater intensity than pre-internet...
Helping youth deal with their own emotions and social media

Helping youth deal with their own emotions and social media

Anyone working with youth at home and in the community knows that our young are easily tethered to the device; their virtual and physical worlds are integrated as one experience. And brain science confirms what we are witnessing: that the neuro-pathways of the brain...

When your child points out your faults, how do you respond?

Make your home the place where parents and children set aside shame, and work in fearless collaboration When my youngest (who is 25 years old today) was 12 years old, he called me into the garage. He had been sorting the recycling. That was one of his incomes in...

How social media accounts can reveals signs of a hidden eating disorder

(This article is a reprint from my Sacramento Cyber Safety Examiner column on Examiner.com.) Jamie Olivo is a Registered Dietician at the Eating Recovery Center of California in Sacramento. She helps adolescents and adults with eating disorderswhich can be very deadly...