PSN Committee Meeting
PSN Community Collaborative Mtg.      
August, 2015:  Date and Location TBD
RSVP Tanya at

Community Education
Informal Teen Mental Health Event Discussion
Organized by Palo Alto High School Alumnae
Mitchell Park Community Center, Matadero Room, 3700 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303
June 27, 2014, 1 – 3 pm
Join an open dialogue and root cause analysis of teen mental health in Palo Alto. The goal is gather many different perspectives, and provide a space for people to listen and learn. There will be representatives from several local, state, and national mental health and suicide prevention organizations. The event is  open to anyone who is interested.  Skype is available for people who are out-of-town.  Please RSVP via this Google Doc form.  For more information, please check out the Facebook event page
Compassion Cultivation Training (via Mindfulness and Meditation)
July 13 – August 31, 2015, 6 – 8pm, Stanford University, 401 Quarry Rd. Rm. #1211
The course helps individuals develop compassion, empathy, and kindness for self and others through mindfulness and meditation practice. The curriculum was created by an organization at Stanford called CCARE (  You can register at:  Admission up to 25.
The Parenting Project:Proven Method for Raising and Protecting Teens  
Palo Alto Police Department, Greendell Campus @ Cubberley, Rm. T2
September 3 – November 19, 2015, Thursdays, 6 – 9 pm
Join other parents to improve your teen’s social and academic engagement, discipline, and any aspect of your relationship:  Learn to stop arguing; Control the use of electronics; Improve school attendance and performance;  Prevent the use of drugs and alcohol, bad peer influence, and run-aways and Strengthen family unity and self-esteem.
Out of the Darkness Walk (San Jose)
Arena Green West, N Autumn St, San Jose, CA 95113
September 20, 2015, 9am – 1pm
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.

Youth Opportunities & Education
 Join the #CaringNeighbors Team
We want to make a big splash – encourage neighborhoods to build community, get to know one another, and strengthen the fabric of our city. We are looking for  6-8 local teens for our summer #CaringNeighbors Team. The team will be working with Terry Godfrey of the Palo Alto Developmental Assets Initiative and with the help of a staff member from the City of Palo Alto and other adult volunteers.
The assignment will last from roughly Memorial Day to Labor Day and include about 50 hours of work.  Students can choose to either get volunteer service hours credit or a stipend of $500 paid at the end of the assignment. See more information at by Friday, May 22  to Terry Godfrey at
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
Gender Spectrum Professionals’ Symposium
Forwarded from Adolescent Counseling Services
July 11 - 12, 2015, Saint Mary’s College of California, Moraga, CA
This event is ideal for professionals that work with Gender-expansive youth and/or their families. Participants will take part in programming, activities and immediately accessible resources designed to build the capacity of professionals for working with families and young people around issues of gender.
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