Counseling


Parent Resources

In an ongoing effort to facilitate student wellness and provide additional support and resources for parents, the Counseling Department offers the following links to helpful websites, books, and articles on a wide variety of topics. While these resources are useful tools, we encourage parents and students alike to communicate with the student’s counselor when questions or concerns arise.

Anxiety

Websites

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America
The Child Anxiety Network 

Books 

Helping Your Anxious Child: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents, by RM Rapee
Keys to Parenting Your Anxious Child, by Katherina Mannasis,
This book helps parents to desensitize their child to anxiety provoking situations.

The following books teach self-relaxation to children or are useful references to young people:

My Anxious Mind: A Teen’s Guide to Managing Anxiety and Panic, by M. A. Tompkins.
Relaxation: A Comprehensive Manual for Adults, Children, and Children with Special Needs, by Dr. Joseph R Cautela and Dr. June Groden 
What to do When You Worry too Much?: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety, by D. Huebner.

Behaviour Issues

Websites

National Parenting Information Network
Parents Helping Parents
Society for Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics

Books

The Explosive Child, by Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.
The Difficult Child, by Stanley Turecki, M.D.
The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Integration Dysfunction, by Carol Stock Kranowitz, MA
Talking Back to OCD: A Guide for Parents and Kids,
What to do When Your Brain Gets Stuck by Dawn Huebner

Depression

Hotlines

Santa Clara County Mental Health Suicide & Crisis Service

San Jose (408) 279-3312
North County (650) 494-8420
South County (408) 683-2482

EMQ’s 24 hour crisis line (mobile crisis unit) (408)379-9085 or 1(877) 41-CRISIS 

Websites

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Books

Growing Up Sad: Childhood Depression and Its Treatment, by Leon Cytryn

Learning Differences 

Websites

All Kinds of Minds
Attention Deficit Disorder Association
ADD Warehouse
This website has resources, articles, and reading recommendations. You can obtain a catalog of products designed to support children with learning differences that may help parents and teachers.
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD)
LDOnline
The International Dyslexia Association
Learning Differently
Help for parents teaching struggling learners at home
Misunderstood Minds
This helpful page of strategies for attention problems comes from the companion guide to a PBS special on learning differences and disabilities.
National Center for Learning Disabilities
Parents Education Network
Schwab Foundation for Learning

Books

A Mind at a Time, by Mel Levine, M.D.
The Myth of Laziness, by Mel Levine, M.D.
All Kinds of Minds, by Mel Levine, M.D.
Encouraging Your Child, by Kathy Kuhl
The Organized Student: Teaching Children the Skills for Success in School and Beyond, by Donna Goldberg and Jennifer Zwiebel
Organizing From the Inside Out for Teens: The foolproof system for organizing your room, your time, and your life, by Julie Morgenstern
Survival Guide for Kids with ADD or ADHD, Taylor

Mental and Developmental Health

Websites

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychological Association
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Parenting Tips 

Websites

Healthy Children
Parenthood
National Parenting Education Network
Parents Helping Parents

Articles

“Keep Calm and Parent On”
Good Advice for maintaining your child’s mental health

Social-Cognition and Friendship

Websites

Social Thinking

Books

Inside Out: What Makes a Person with Social Cognitive Deficits Tick?, by Michelle Garcia Winner
This book provides the framework for understanding social cognitive deficits.
It’s So Much Work to be Your Friend: Helping the Child with Learning Disabilities Find Social Success, by Richard Lavoie, Mel Levine, and Rob Reiner
Jarvis Clutch…Social Spy, by Mel Levine, M.D.
Thinking about YOU thinking about ME, by Michelle Garcia Winner.
The Unwritten Rules of Friendship: Simple Strategies to Help your Child Make Friends, by Natalie Elman and Eileen Kenned-Moore.

Sleep Information

Websites

Teen Sleep Habits

Articles

Backgrounder: Later School Start Times from The National Sleep Foundation
Hard Lesson in Sleep for Teenagers from The New York Times
School districts mulling chance for teens to sleep later from The Star Tribune
Sleep scientists' wake-up call for later school starts from The BBC
Students Aren't Getting Enough Sleep—School Starts Too Early from The Atlantic
Why School Should Start Later in the Morning from The Atlantic

 

DEPARTMENT CONTACTS

Department Chair
Mrs. Tien Menor

Administrative Assistant
Mrs. Nina Duquette

Director of College Counseling
Mrs. Maria Woodruff

ARC Coordinator
Mr. Derek Korbel

Additional Counselors
Mrs. Katie Benford
Mrs. Elaine Calamba
Mrs. Janie Falcone
Ms. Alisa Guglielmo
Mrs. Donna Minor
Mr. Zack Smith