Events, Releases & News

Recent & Upcoming Events

April Events & Releases
  • Alcohol Awareness Month, Stress Awareness Month, National Autism Awareness Month, National Counseling Awareness Month, National Minority Health Month
  • TF Events: Neurodiversity Webinar (4/3)
  • TF Releases: Biculturalism Blog (4/15), Celebrate Counseling Blog (4/15), Parent Perspective on Stress Management Podcast Episode (4/21), National Stress Awareness Month Article (4/23), Student Perspective on Stress Management Podcast Episode (4/25), Great Tips for Managing Stress from a Parent’s Perspective Podcast Episode(4/29)
  • Holidays: World Autism Awareness Day (4/2)
May Events & Releases
  • Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Taarika Releases: Parenting in the 21st Century article (5/7), Study Skills Blog (5/13), Mental Health Awareness Month Article (5/13), Unfiltered podcast episode (5/13), Self Esteem Part 3 Podcast Episode (5/22), Education about Anxiety and Depression podcast episode (5/24)
  • Special Weeks: National Prevention Week (5/8-5/14), National Women’s Health Week (5/9-5/15), National Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week (5/18-5/23)
  • Holidays: National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day (5/7)

South Asian Mental Health Conference

The Taarika Foundation participated in the South Asian Mental Health conference on March 20th. Some of our Taarika youth and adult ambassadors contributed to this conference by participating in a workshop to shed light on the vulnerable, and often unsaid, hopes and fears driving common parent-child communication cracks. They also talked about how to identify and explain some of the ways families attempt to respond to those conflicts, whether constructive or unhealthy, to bring providers’ understanding of the situation full-circle. 

Our youngest ambassador, at age 11, presented a poster on Anger management- “Angerometer – Anger to Angel”. She also shared her personal experiences with such a strong emotion and shared how she deals with it.

Here is the link to her poster slides presentation: Angrometer: Anger to Angel

Latest YouTube Episode

The latest episode from our YouTube channel, “Supporting the Whole Child.” This segment is from our video series on mental health disorders with the SoCal-based not-for-profit, Saahas For Cause.

Latest Podcast Episode

In this episode, a Seerat interviews a licensed therapist about stress management.

Recent Media Features!

Brown Mothers Provide Care & Support, But What Do They Get in Return?

By Malavika Eby

If you are someone with a marginalized gender identity, I hope you can imagine me sitting down beside you, hand on your hand, and telling you this: The world is still learning and many people have not yet found it in their hearts to accept and meet our needs. And yet, I know for certain that our emotions, challenges, and dreams matter. We wholly matter — even the parts of us that are criticized for inconveniencing others or outside the bounds of “acceptable” behavior. 

An increasing amount of research supports the idea that mindfully practicing art can improve the brain’s function.

Anika Nambisan, India Currents

Sunnyvale’s Taarika Foundation Supports the Whole Child

By Anika Nambisan

The Taarika Foundation, a local nonprofit that focuses on mental health in children and adolescents, recently gathered students for a back-to-school tie-dye event, an activity aimed at melding art and mindfulness. The foundation has conducted a number of mindfulness workshops and seminars to teach stress management tools over the past three years with the objective of Supporting the Whole Child: Bake-Along Workshop, Mindful Dancing Workshop, a Painting Workshop, and the Back-to-School Tie-Dye Masks and Book Bag event.

Colorful Creations Program Uses Art to Teach Students Mindfulness

By Anika Nambisan

The Taarika Foundation, a local nonprofit that focuses on mental health in children and adolescents, recently gathered students for a back-to-school tie-dying event, an activity aimed at melding art and mindfulness.

The Taarika Foundation’s main objective of “Supporting the Whole Child” was accomplished in this event. The foundation conducted a number of Mindfulness Workshops and seminars to teach stress management tools, including Mindfulness for Teens and Parents, over the past three years.

To teach the skill of mindfulness to young children, the Taarika Foundation launched the program Colorful Creations, using art as a medium to teach mindfulness.

Past Events & Releases

International Events & Workshops

We also conduct mindfulness sessions for underprivileged teens to manage academic stress among other things. The program on the left was conducted with the help of the Ray Foundation, in Pune on July 11th, 2018.  

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