Teachers are Mental Health Champions

Teachers are Mental Health Champions Mental health is perhaps one of the most important yet severely overlooked obstacles to children’s ability to learn. For children and teens, signs of mental illness often manifest first in their performance and behavior at school. Teachers may observe a student’s difficulty concentrating, chronic absence, low achievement, disruptive behavior, [...]

By | 2017-10-02T21:23:02+00:00 September 24th, 2017|Education|0 Comments

Coping with Going Back to School

Coping with Going Back to School The events leading up to the back to school season can trigger a prior adverse childhood experience. Behavioral or mental health challenges are not a "phase" or “stage” to be outgrown; for many children and teens they are very real. Trauma Experts say that these events are not singular instances [...]

By | 2017-08-29T21:32:00+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Education|0 Comments

Have you heard of the Adverse Childhood Experiences – ACE Study?

Have you heard of the Adverse Childhood Experiences - ACE Study? Western Youth Services (WYS) has been a hub for Children's Mental Health in Orange County, California since October 1972, treating children, youth and families facing trauma and stress. While we were aware that the study existed, it was not until we watched Dr. [...]

By | 2017-09-05T18:00:55+00:00 November 1st, 2016|Education, Events, Mental Health|0 Comments