PSN Committee Meeting
PSN Community Collaborative Mtg.      
August 20, 2015, 4pm-6pm, El Palo Alto Room
Mitchell Park Community Center
3700 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto
RSVP Tanya at

Community Education
Free QPR Training
Sponsored by PSN and the City of Palo Alto
July 21, 2015, 4-6pm, Fireside Room 
Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto

Project Safety Net (PSN) and the City of Palo Alto are hosting a free QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) suicide prevention training which certifies participants with hands-on skills in 90 minutes. QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer, an emergency mental health intervention for suicidal persons. The training’s certification last three years and is similar to CPR in that it provides the basic tools to save someone’s life. You do not need to be a doctor or a mental health professional to make a difference. Register here.

“How do I raise a child that is both successful and healthy in Palo Alto? How do we foster a healthy family and community environment that nurture the growth of our youth?
Brought to you by Palo Alto and Gunn High School alumni Christina Chen and Lydia Huang
August 8, 2015, 1-4pm  Adobe Room
Mitchell Park Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto

Join an alumni panel and dialogue about the definition and perception of success and wellness in the Palo Alto Community. Alumni will share their experiences on living in Palo Alto, and how their definitions of success have changed after graduation. The panel will be followed up by dialogue and story-sharing in small groups. Representatives from groups currently engaged in addressing youth success, wellness, and mental health will be present to network with participants in an optional networking session afterwards. Everyone is welcome to attend, even if you are not directly affiliated with PAUSD.

The Parenting Project: Proven Method for Raising and Protecting Teens 
Sponsored by Palo Alto Police Dept.
September 3-November 19, 2015, Thursdays, 6-9 pm
Cubberley Community Ctr., Greendale Campus, 4000 Middlefield Rd, Rm. T2, Palo Alto

Join other parents to improve your teen’s social and academic engagement, discipline, and any aspect of your relationship.

Dads of Daughters  The Joys and Challenges of Raising Teen Girls
Sponsored by Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
September 17, 2015, 7-9:00pm
Menlo Corporate Center, 4100 Bohannon Drive, Menlo Park

Review the developmental changes for girls during puberty and adolescence. Understand the normal challenges fathers encounter raising adolescent daughters. Learn how to maintain and enhance the relationship with your daughter throughout her adolescence.

Out of the Darkness Walk (San Jose)
September 20, 2015, 9am – 1pm
Arena Green West, N Autumn St, San Jose, CA 95113

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow AFSP to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.  Register here as a walker, virtual walker or volunteer.

Mothers of Sons: The Joys and Challenges of Guiding Your Son Through Adolescence
Sponsored by Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
October 2, 2015, 7-8:30pm
Friedenrich Auditorium, 725 Welch Rd., Palo Alto

Discuss adolescent male development during puberty. Understand the normal challenges between mothers and their preteen and adolescent sons. Gain ideas for how to understand and strengthen the relationship between mothers and their preteen and adolescent sons.

Lucile Packard Children Hospital’s Preteens and Teen Video Library
Here is just a sampling of free online community health lectures offered by LPCH experts:


Youth Opportunities & Education
Free Drop-in Teen Yoga
Sponsored by the Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Tuesdays, 4-5pm
67 Encinal Avenue, Palo Alto
This fun, interactive curriculum incorporates physical exercise, breath work and activities that help to energize, manage stress and connect better with themselves and their peers. No registration required


C.A.L.M. for Middle School and High School Students (Palo Alto)
Sponsored by the Palo Alto Medical Foundation
September 12, 2015: High School 1:30-3pm; Middle School 3:30-5pm
67 Encinal Avenue, Palo Alto

“Cultivating Awareness to Live Mindfully” (C.A.L.M.) is a 3-session interactive mindfulness class introducing teenagers to the practical tools and techniques that bring awareness, calm and clarity to their lives and how a “mindfulness practice” works to reduce unnecessary stress, worry and anxiety.

A Heart to Heart Seminar: For Boys Only
Sponsored by Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Oct 6 and 13, 2015 (Two sessions), 6:30-8:30pm
725 Welch Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94304

“For Boys Only” is for boys, 10-12 years of age, and their dads or other adult male resource person. Each class includes discussions on body changes to expect during puberty, myths vs. facts, what boys should know about girls, sexuality and sexual reproduction.

A Heart to Heart Seminar: For Girls Only
Sponsored by Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Oct 9 and 16, 2015 (Two sessions), 6:30-8:30pm
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, 725 Welch Rd, Palo Alto

“For Girls Only” is for girls, 10-12 years of age, and their moms or other adult female resource person. Each class includes discussions on the physical changes of puberty and menstruation, what girls should know about boys, social issues, sexuality

The Counter Culture Project
The project aims to build a united community and promote positive mental health and well-being among Asian-American youth nationwide. The Project is accepting applications for its Youth Council and also submissions for its new Story Collective initiative, for more information, email Luba Botcheva.


Professional Development Opportunities
 Leadership Palo Alto
Applications are now being accepted for Leadership Palo Alto’s 2015-2016 class, the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce’s leadership development class. Blend real world knowledge with practical volunteer and leadership skills to gain in-depth understanding that will catapult you into positions as leaders in our community, businesses and nonprofits. Online application can be found on the website or call for additional inform