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Parent Education

Thriving or Barely Surviving?

New and Not-So-New Stresses Facing Our Adolescents 
and how the district and school communities are addressing their impact 

This panel discussion covered the changes being made to help develop healthier, happier teens and what parents can do to support these efforts. 
  • Key results of our district schools' Healthy Kids Survey
  • What healthcare professionals are seeing in today's adolescents
  • The root causes of the alarming increase in teen anxiety and depression
  • Ways you can help your teen to thrive
  • How to prevent the unthinkable - signs of and steps to prevent suicide
  • District and community resources available to teens and their parents
  • The significant steps the district and its schools are taking to increase student wellbeing
Slides from the presentation are available here as Powerpoint pptx, or as a PDF document.

Difficult Decisions

Tuesday, April 10, 7-8:30 p.m., Acalanes Library
Parent Ed Speaker - "Difficult Decisions"
Is your student feeling unsure about where they want to go to college next year?  If they are feeling torn between their final two or three college choices then this talk is right for you. Help them feel more prepared to make that final college decision by learning a new way to think about making difficult choices and the trade-offs that often accompany them. The experts from Decide LLC will walk through a final-college-decision case study to impart their method for making difficult decisions that can help students move forward with clarity and confidence. Register on Eventbrite 

Community Events

Triple P Parenting Class:  Positive Parenting Program
Thursday evenings from April 12 - June 14, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Del Valle Education Center  
This course is taught by the Del Valle Education Center Social Worker, Ariane Sackheim, in partnership with C.O.P.E. Family Support Center.  This program is offered at no cost to parent(s)/guardian(s) of students within our school district who referred by either the School Counselor or School Administrator. Contact your student’s counselor if you are interested. Space is limited to 20 and enrollment will be based upon first-come, first-served basis.

Challenge Success

As most of us know, the AUHSD District Schools have undertaken work with Challenge Success to reduce student stress and improve school climate.

For more information on Challenge Success, along with great articles and other resources, we recommend visiting the Challenge Success Website.


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Wellness Committee webpage