When: Monday, Aug. 31, 7-9 p.m.
Where: Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
Information: www.multifaithpeace.org or 650-569-3416.
Dealing with Stress: An Experts' View of Youth Stress, Warning Signs and Solutions
The Palo Alto Council of PTAs will host a program on middle- and high-school stress, removing the pressure to be perfect and opening up about depression in conjunction with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Adolescent Counseling Services. The panel will also include students. The PTA also has parent-education materials posted on its website (below), as does Packard Children's Hospital, www.lpch.org.
When:Wednesday, Oct. 21. Resource fair starts at 6:30 p.m. with panel discussion and Q&A from 7-8:30 p.m.
Where: Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
Information: http://paloaltopta.org or 650-400-6960 or [email protected]
Several Palo Alto nonprofit organizations provide counseling and other services:
Adolescent Counseling Services
Adolescent Counseling Services offers counseling and preventive education in order to empower teens and their families to realize their emotional and social potential.
Where: 4000 Middlefield Road, Building FH, Palo Alto
Information: www.acs-teens.org, 650-424-0852
Family and Children Services
Services include counseling for children, teens, adults and families, anger management and violence-prevention classes, parenting education, crisis services and more. Multilingual.
Where: 375 Cambridge Ave., Palo Alto
Information: www.fcservices.org, 650-326-6576
Kara, a Palo Alto grief-support nonprofit, offers counseling and grief-support groups for children, teenagers and adults who have experienced the death of a loved one.
Where: 457 Kingsley Ave., Palo Alto
Information: www.kara-grief.org, 650-321-5272
Suicide Crisis Hotline
Counselors listen to callers 24 hours a day and will refer them to helpful services, if they'd like. Private and confidential.
Where: By phone.
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