Signs you may be a co-dependent parent

Last week Dr. Jessica Rodriguez, CEO of Gateway Corp in Sacramento and OnSite Strategies in Roseville, delivered a talk on the impact of shame and co-dependency in treating addiction as a family problem to counselors and therapists at Sierra Vista Hospital. Rodriguez...
Trauma-informed parenting & forgiveness

Trauma-informed parenting & forgiveness

It is my passion to inform and inspire parents today about connecting with their tech-savvy youth. The primary objective of my research and training development is to strengthen and restore family bonds essential to creating a secure and peaceful society in a...
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,...
Family talking points about Prop 64 and marijuana use among youth

Family talking points about Prop 64 and marijuana use among youth

Last week, Jon Daily, LCSW, CADC-II, spoke to therapists, physicians and counselors at Sierra Vista Hospital about the challenge Proposition 64 presents youth. Passed last November, Proposition 64 is California legislation that decriminalizes and regulates the...

Why college students are vulnerable to addiction: What can parents do to help

Stephanie Lake, M.Ed., CATC IV, TTS, is the drug and alcohol Intervention Services Coordinator for the Student Health and Counseling Services department at U.C. Davis. She observes that that college students today are dealing with addiction to social media as well as...
Why self-compassion is an important life skill for cyber-powered teens

Why self-compassion is an important life skill for cyber-powered teens

(This is a reprint from my Sacramento Cyber Safety Examiner Column on Examiner.com) Kim Fredrickson, MFT and author of Give Yourself a Break: Turning Your Inner Critic into a Compassionate Friend, spoke to parents, therapists and counselors this morning at a symposium...