www.chconline.org                                                                                          January 2013 

CHC Receives $270K from The David & Lucile Packard Foundation
David and Lucile Packard
For more than 45 years, The David & Lucile Packard Foundation has worked to improve the lives of children, families, and communities. Photo courtesy www.packard.org
Palo Alto families with children facing ADHD, autism, learning disabilities or anxiety and depression will have a new source of support and information, thanks to a grant awarded to Children's Health Council (CHC). We're excited to share that The Center at CHC was awarded $270,000 from The David & Lucile Packard Foundation to build new programs supporting families. The Center will conduct a community needs assessment and develop new services and programs for children. Additionally, funds will allow The Center to research innovative and emerging treatments for ADHD and provide a more robust treatment service. The expanded ADHD program will serve as the model for The Center to build out similar programs for learning disabilities, anxiety and depression, and autism.
Read more.
Man Power: A Unique Side to CHC

Dr. Carlos Konishi
Dr. Carlos Konishi provides individual and family therapy to children at CHC. He is fluent in Spanish and Japanese. 
CHC is fortunate to have six men providing therapy to children in both English and Spanish. This makes us quite unique in the mental health world, as this profession tends to be dominated by females. Some parents specifically request male therapists for a variety of reasons and at CHC we are able to honor their wishes. In addition to our therapists, CHC has many male teachers too! An added benefit is that children see men and women working collaboratively and with respect for one another. 
CHC Celebrates 60 Years
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This year marks the 60th birthday of Children's Health Council. In 1953, founder and creative visionary Esther B. Clark, MD, articulated her dream to create "a single organization with fully integrated departments to render care to the 'whole' child." CHC carries on Dr. Clark's promise today by continuing to provide expert comprehensive services to families making sure every child reaches their potential. To recognize and celebrate this significant birthday, our annual fund goal for 2012-2013 is $600,000. For more information about how you can contribute, visit www.chconline.org/giving/donate-now.

'Intro to Sports' for 3rd & 4th Graders at Sand Hill School

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Coach Tim Bowler will teach 'Intro to Sports'  at Sand Hill School.

Coach Tim Bowler will be teaching "Intro to Sports" through positive engagement of rudimentary movements through all sports. Sand Hill School kids can practice eye-hand coordination skills in baseball, basketball, soccer, football, badminton, volleyball, kickball, and more. Coach Bowler is a National Board Certified PE Teacher and coach at Menlo-Atherton High School. Classes are Wednesdays from 2:25-3:25 PM for eight weeks starting January 9 at the Grass Field (Esther B. Clark School Playground). Cost is $200.  For more information contact Coach Tim Bowler at 650.996.3308 or email tbowler@sbcglobal.net.

CHC Donates 944 lbs of Food to Second Harvest Food Bank
Second Harvest Food Bank
CHC is proud to support Second Harvest Food Bank, which serves Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.


During the holiday season, CHC participated in a food drive to collect nutritious food for underserved populations in our area in cooperation with Second Harvest Food Bank. The food bank program provides direct service for seniors, families with children and individuals. CHC donated a total of 944 pounds of food-a great help for many families. The drive was organized as a team competition and Esther B. Clark School donated most with a whopping 615 pounds. Kindness is contagious!

Bargain Box Partners with Oshman Family Jewish Community Center

"Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
On January 21, the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center (OFJCC) in Palo Alto is hosting a Mitzvah Day as part of the National Day of Service to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King and his legacy of tolerance, peace and equality. OFJCC will be offering multiple projects for participants ranging from planting native plants in Half Moon Bay to creating food baskets to making homemade blankets and quilts. 
CHC is partnering with OFJCC on that day. Students and volunteers will help give the windows of our Bargain Box store a facelift and re-align the look with the mission of CHC. Remember, all proceeds from the sale of merchandise donated to Bargain Box directly benefit the programs and services of CHC. Bargain Box is located at 341 S. California Ave., Palo Alto, 650.326.0458. Read more about the OFJCC Mitzvah Day.
Ask the Experts: Reading Tips for Children with LD (VIDEO)

Watch this two-minute video by energetic children's book author Andrea Davis Pinkney who shares excellent tips for encouraging reluctant readers. The video is provided by the National Center for Learning Disabilities. www.ncld.org

Click on the photo above to view reading tips for children with LD from www.ncld.org

Thank You for Your Support
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Parent Education
NEW Spring Parent Ed Classes Begin in February 
Parenting can be challenging from time to time. Some worries can be resolved with a simple tip while others take a little more knowledge and strategy. CHC's specialists tackle issues of concern to many parents in the spring series of 16 classes beginning in February. All classes are FREE. To see our new classes and register visit www.chconline.org/classes, parented@chconline.org
or call 650.617.3818.

Is Your Child Ready for School?
CHC can help your child experience a successful start to kindergarten. We offer a fantastic program for young students beginning their educational journey. 

Visit the CHC website to learn more about our Kindergarten Readiness Program


Visit Esther B. Clark School!
See EBC School classes in action on a school tour. You can learn more about our full therapeutic day school for students from ages 9-16 with emotional and behavior challenges. Next tour is FEB 11. Register today.  


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Children's Health Council
650 Clark Way, Palo Alto, CA 94304
Toll Free: 866.242.6789
Phone: 650.326.5530
Espanol: 650.688.3650
Email: info@chconline.org