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 talking about teen marijuana use is so difficult and necessary

Why talking about teen marijuana use is so difficult and necessary

Last Thursday, parents, educators and counselors gathered at Victory High School in Rocklin for a workshop on teen wellness and the risks of marijuana use by youth. Open to the public, this event was co-sponsored by the Coalition for Placer Youth, Wellness Together,...
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...
How to get educated about the apps that interest your child

How to get educated about the apps that interest your child

One thing is for certain about growing up and parenting in a cyber-powered world: change is the constant. Never before have parents been so ignorant of what is happening in their children’s lives. And by the same token, never before has transparency been more...
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...

12 Resilience factors for modern youth and families

Last Friday, mental health and addiction specialists, parents, educators and faith leaders assembled in Sacramento to explore insights about the purpose and power of suffering as a response to behavioral health issues of modern life. This symposium was the 2016 fall...