Coming Soon: CHAC Chats
CHAC is proud to offer the first in a series of CHAC Chats in celebration of CHAC’s 45 years of service to our community.
CHAC Chats are presentations by trained clinicians and licensed staff on a variety of timely and important mental health topics.
First event: May 22
Topic: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Presenter: Anne Hawkins, LMFT and Clinical Supervisor
Thanks to all who attended CHAC's
"Changing Lives Together" Breakfast
Topic: Digital Dependence: The impact on our children's emotional development
According to the Pew Research Center, 73% of teens have access to a smart phone, and a typical teen sends and receives 30 text messages per day. Parents often struggle to monitor and control their child's online activity. One recent study concluded that kids who use social media daily were 13% more likely to report high levels of depressive symptoms.
We heard Angela Alvarado, a graduate of Mountain View High School, Cal Poly San Luis Obisbo, and the UC Hastings College of the Law, speak about the digital world that our children are growing up in and its effects on their relationships and emotional development. Angela currently serves as Community Prosecutor, Santa Clara County. She is a CHAC supporter and frequent speaker on internet safety and cyber bullying.
Additional event highlights included the speech by CHAC's Executive Director, Marsha Deslauriers, our new video, and inspirational comments from a Mountain View High School senior.
Thank you to all who helped us kick off CHAC’s 45th Anniversary Celebration at the
Changing Lives Together Breakfast on March 28 at LinkedIn.
CHAC is very grateful to our event sponsors for their support.
Presenting Sponsor: LinkedIn
Advocate Sponsor: El Camino Healthcare District
Photos: Richa Gopal
CHAC is approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and all donations are tax deductible to the full extent provided by law.