My Digital TAT2

CHAC hosted Digital TAT2 this summer to launch our pilot program for Safe Technology Use that we will be piloting in the Mountain View Whisman School District and Los Altos School District this coming year.


WORKSHOP for clinicians

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On Fri, May 17, 2019 CHAC offered a workshop designed to provide a neuroscience-informed overview to treating trauma. Talk therapy alone is often inadequate to address the full spectrum of trauma symptoms.

Description: Participants will learn how to conceptualize trauma cases utilizing an integration of somatic, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and strength-based framework. Therapeutic principles for working with trauma effectively and safely will be delineated (AORTAS - attunement, organicity, resourcing, titrating, agency, and swinging/systems). Mind-body resourcing and trauma processing techniques will be introduced. A brief overview of memory reconsolidation research will be included and important implications for working with trauma memory will be discussed.

Instructor Ling Lam, Ph.D., MFT is a Lecturer in the Counseling Psychology Department at Santa Clara University where he teaches classes on complex trauma, psychotherapy theories, multicultural psychotherapy, couple therapy and family therapy.




It is with great sorrow that we share the news of the recent passing of CHAC Founder, Dodie Alexander. CHAC and its training model exist because of Dodie’s vision. In the early 1970’s, this formidable woman took a stand about the need for healthy alternatives to substance use for kids. She was integral to CHAC’s work in these areas and continued to support CHAC throughout its growth.

A memorial service and celebration of Dodie’s life took place on SaturdayApril 27th at 11am at the Christ Episcopal Church, 1040 Border Rd, Los Altos, CA 94024.

In Dodie’s honor, CHAC has established the Dodie Alexander Memorial Fund in support of counseling and substance abuse services for our youth.  Dodie’s family requests that donations be made to CHAC in lieu of flowers. We are grateful for your support. 

2nd Annual Changing Lives Together Breakfast

Thank you to all who attended! On March 27, 2019, we were honored to have Ronnie Lott, former San Francisco 49er, as our keynote speaker. Ronnie focused on "Overcoming Obstacles: Challenges of our Time".

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CHAC is very grateful to our event sponsor, LinkedIn, for their support.

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CHAC Chats

The Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC) is excited to offer CHAC Chats in celebration of CHAC’s 45 years of service to our community!

CHAC Chats is a series of presentations over the next year focused on a variety of timely and important mental health topics aimed to benefit all members of our community – from children to senior citizens. All CHAC Chats will be led by trained clinicians and licensed staff, incorporating a variety of formats and presentation styles. 

CHAC Chats are open to our community, free of charge, and are held at the CHAC office in Mountain View. Registration is encouraged as space is limited. 

CHAC Open House celebrations

October 20 and 21, 2018

Thank you to all who attended!

We hope you enjoyed socializing and seeing our newly remodeled space!