Eight minutes and 46 seconds: Crucial conversations about your power, family values and racism

Eight minutes and 46 seconds: Crucial conversations about your power, family values and racism

As a white woman who considers herself to be an American mom with a heart for Jesus Christ, recent events involving racial tensions and the death of George Floyd have made me realize that I personally have not given enough attention to the problem of racism that...
Signs your child’s sense of well-being is impaired

Signs your child’s sense of well-being is impaired

Before mobile connectivity, texting, and social media became a primary artery of communication for young and old alike, mental health issues were considered something that happened only to some “flawed individuals”. It is no surprise that the resulting stigma of...
Signs your child is being cyberbullied and what to do about it

Signs your child is being cyberbullied and what to do about it

Jeremiah Aha, M.A., M.Div, APCC, is the Assistant Director and Therapist at Wellness Together in Rocklin. Wellness Together focuses on providing mental health services for youth and is a preferred service provider for schools and families in the Sacramento region and...
Tips to help teens manage stress

Tips to help teens manage stress

Last week, Dr. Lucy Vezzuto, Coordinator of the K-12 Student Mental Health and Social and Emotional Learning program at the Orange County Department of Education, addressed over 200 parents at the Rocklin Community Center about the stress youth experience and what...
Talking to grade schoolers about the risks of social media and texting

Talking to grade schoolers about the risks of social media and texting

Last Sunday, I met with fourth and fifth graders at St. Joseph Marello Catholic Church to talk about the risks of social media and texting, and how to respond with confidence.  This training was part two of a class on Your Circle of Grace and Social Media, which helps...
Teens’ live streaming sex-capades fuels mistrust between tech-savvy youth and parents

Teens’ live streaming sex-capades fuels mistrust between tech-savvy youth and parents

Earlier this week, Yahoo News reported yet another incident of teen abuse of technology in Milwaukee that feeds the mistrust between parents and tech-savvy youth. According to the report posted by CBS58, two 14-year-old girls cut class with a 15-year old boy and live...