May 25, 2023

It is becoming an all too familiar scenario that we hear about nationwide - and it hit home for parents of high-schoolers in Santa Maria. The recent lockdown of Pioneer Valley and Santa Maria high schools has brought school safety issues to the forefront of our concerns. As parents, it's crucial to understand how to communicate with our children about these issues, as it plays a vital role in recognizing and preventing acts of violence.


May 3, 2022

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Millions of people are affected by mental illness each year. In fact, 1 in 5 U.S adults experience mental illness, and approximately 17% of youth (ages 6-17 years) live with a mental health disorder. It's important to raise awareness of those living with mental or behavioral health issues and to help reduce the stigma that many people experience and to point them toward getting help.

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