Youth Suicide Prevention Community Forum

February 9, 2017

During this community forum, Adolescent Counseling Services’ program directors will discuss the warning signs of mental distress & strategies for suicide prevention that can be used to help teens before they reach their crisis point.

Our panel of experts will present their solutions with particular emphasis on the vulnerable groups identified by the CDC and SAMHSA’s preliminary report, which includes LGBTQQ+ youth, teens who abuse substances, and other marginalized communities.

In February 2016, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in conjunction with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Santa Clara County Public Health Department (SCCPHD), launched an epidemiological investigation into the youth suicide clusters in Santa Clara County, which were identified as an urgent public health crisis.  As mental health professionals & parents, we hope that with these findings we’ll be better able to address the needs of our youth.

When:  Thursday, February 9, 2017  |  6:30 – 8:30 pm

Where:  Cubberly Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Room H1, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Cost:  Free – thanks to our community partners: The Esther Ting Foundation Fund, Project Safety Net
Space is limited!

Register Here!


In February 2016, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in conjunction with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Santa Clara County Public Health Department (SCCPHD), launched an epidemiological investigation into the youth suicide clusters in Santa Clara County, which were identified as an urgent public health crisis.  As mental health professionals & parents, we hope that with these findings we’ll be better able to address the needs of our youth.


Problems registering?  Have questions?
Please contact the ACS Events Department: 650.424.0852 ext. 109 or lridgeway@acs-teens.org

Motivational Interviewing Series

March 16-17, 2017

 

In these one-day workshops, participants will explore the spirit of Motivational Interviewing (MI) through recognizing, maintaining and facilitating change and commitment.

Motivational Interviewing is a gentle, person-centered directive method of communication for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence. Learn different communication modalities that help bring out the best in how you connect with and advise those on your caseload!

Upcoming Session Dates:

March 16, 2017  |  Introductory Session

March 17, 2017  |  Advanced Session *open to candidates who have taken introductory session or another M.I. class

 

Meet Our Expert:  Rosalind Corbett
Rosalind is a registered Addiction Specialist and consultant, specializing in motivational interviewing, substance abuse and integrated treatment, co-occurring disorders and cultural competency.

The costs of these workshops is free thanks to our sponsor:  The Esther Ting Foundation Fund

For more information, please contacts Events Manager, Lindsay Ridgeway:
lridgeway@acs-teens.org  //  650.424.0852 ext 109

Communicate Better with your Teen!

An ACS Parent Education Session

~ More Information Coming Soon! ~

When: Saturday, May 20, 2017  |  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Where:  ACS Offices, 643 Bair Island Road, Suite 301, Redwood City, CA 94063

Meet Our Expert:  Rosalind C. Corbett is a registered Addiction Specialist and consultant, specializing in motivational interviewing, substance abuse and integrated treatment, co-occurring disorders and cultural competency.

 

To learn more about events or how to get involved, please contact:
Lindsay Ridgeway, Events & Donor Relations Manager: lridgeway@acs-teens.org or 650.424.0852 x109.