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How One Youth’s Resourcefulness and Resilience Inspired An Entire Room

By Joseph M. Costa, Hillsides President and CEO Older generations sometimes look upon younger people as aimless and dependent, raising questions about what the future will bring when a younger generation assumes a role of leadership. Just as the skepticism…

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Mental Health Series Part 1: Mobile Therapy Apps for When you Need Instant Support

By Courtney Kwan Everyone feels the overwhelming emotions involved in keeping up with the responsibilities of having to work while taking care of yourself or your family. Sometimes you may journal about how you’re feeling or ask family and friends for…

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How Youth Are Beating Incredible Odds

During a recent conversation with Thomas Lee, the director of Youth Moving On, Hillsides program of services for youth 18-25 formerly in former foster or probation, it became obvious that the odds against these young people are significant. In its…

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5 Easy Ways to Talk to Your Kids More Effectively and Empathetically

By Alison Bell Recently I downloaded the book Yes, Your Teen is Crazy!  by Michael J. Bradley onto my Kindle. I was feeling exhausted and at wit’s end by my 14-year-old’s mood swings and obsessive attachment to his iPhone.  While…

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Links and hotlines

Call 2-1-1 for FREE 24/7 information hotline for health and social services in Los Angeles County http://www.211lacounty.org http://www.ILPonline.org Resources for current and former foster/probation transition-aged youth in Los Angeles County. http://www.healthycity.org California’s information and action resource for service referrals and…

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