13 Reasons Why: What Parents Need to Know

13 Reasons Why is a Netflix show based on a 2007 novel by the same name that depicts suicide in a graphic manner and is incredibly popular with teens. Many educators and psychologists have raised concerns that the show may serve as a trigger for...

High Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty

Like most other American high school students, Garret Morgan had it drummed into him constantly: Go to college. Get a bachelor's degree.  "All through my life it was, 'if you don't go to college you're going to end up on the streets,' " Morgan said....

What’s Behind the Rise in Teen Suicide?

A spate of suicides among unusually young people has made headlines in recent weeks.  Earlier this month, an 11-year-old girl from South Carolina shot herself to death because she was being bullied at school.  The girl, Toni Rivers, told five of her...

Vaping More Common Among Youth with Low School Connectedness

California youth with low levels of connectedness to their schools have higher rates of e-cigarette use than their more connected peers. Reporting in 2013-2015, 18% of students with low levels of school connectedness in grades 7, 9, 11, and non-traditional...

What is a Juul?

Since launching about two years ago, the JUUL has become one of the hottest e-cigarettes on the market. It's been called "the iPhone of e-cigs" and it has gained somewhat of a cult following among young adults. Electronic cigarettes are battery-powered...

Responding in a School Shooting

Thinking on what to do if a shooter shows up at a school has changed over time, for a number of reasons. Originally the main thought was to “run or hide” but that thinking has changed. While running or hiding from a crazed gunman is not...

The Plan for Humane Tech

As much as I am a proponent of technology and what it can do to improve our lives and classrooms, the older I get the more I begin to realize the importance of a planned approach to technology.  I would encourage all parents and guardians to...

The Parent Project

START DATE: February 28, 2018 WHEN: Wednesday 6-9 pm WHERE: Benicia Family Resource Center 150 E K St Benicia, CA 94510 Please Call to Register: 707-746-4652 $30.00 Material Fee for Class Manual EMPOWERING PARENTS The Parent Project Sr. Series...

10 Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in High School

Parents can play a vital role in helping teens succeed in school by being informed and lending a little support and guidance. Even though teens are seeking independence, parental involvement is an important ingredient for academic success. This article...

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