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Learn the Signs: Identifying Childhood Mental Health Disorders

September 10, 2013

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If you take a look inside any of your local K-12 classrooms, it’s extremely likely that you’ll see a student who is suffering from a mental health disorder sitting amongst his or her peers. That’s because 1 out of 5 children ages 3 to 17 in the United States experience a mental health disorder in […]

Many Foster Youth are Also Teen Parents – They Need Our Support

May 31, 2013

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As we recognize National Foster Care Month, we can all reflect on the systemic progress that has been achieved for youth in the foster care system.  Most recently, the California Fostering Connections to Success Act (AB12) has extended support for youth in foster care from age 18 to age 21, giving youth crucial additional time […]

Thinking Outside the Gender Box

September 4, 2012

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In mid-July, I had the opportunity to participate in the 6th Annual Gender Spectrum Family Conference in Berkeley – a conference that brings together transgender and gender non-conforming youth and their families to celebrate gender diversity, honor gender non-conforming youth, participate in workshops related to health and wellbeing, and build a community of support.  I […]