What is PHFP?

Founded in 1998 by adolescent specialist Michael Y. Simon, Practical Help for Parents was developed to support the people who work daily with teens. PHFP provides: informative, entertaining, research-based workshops & presentations to high school & middle school parents, faculty, staff and administrators; parent consultation and support groups; program development and consultation to mental health professionals, policymakers, and schools/school districts and; access to online resources like the PHFP Newsletter, Practical Help Tip Sheets, PHFP Parenting Blog and other web-based resources all organized by 10 Key Parenting areas.

Become a part of this vital, online support community devoted to supporting the teens and pre-teens in our lives:

Or just on Twitter, visit PHFP on Facebook and just enjoy browsing the site…

…because for parents, there’s no such thing as too much support.

Who Do We Serve?
While PHFP has a decidedly Northern California Bay Area focus, we’ve provided workshops, speaking events and consultation throughout the United States. Here’s just a small sample of some of the fine Bay Area educational institutions for which Practical Help for Parents has provided services:

Acalanes High School, Lafayette
Alameda High School, Alameda
Athenian School, Walnut Creek
Bentley School (Upper and Lower Schools), Lafayette and Oakland
Bishop O’Dowd High School, Oakland
Black Pine Circle, Berkeley
Branson School, Ross
Castilleja School, Palo Alto
Children’s Day School, San Francisco
Chinese-American International School (CAIS), San Francisco
Clifford Middle School, Redwood City
College Preparatory School (CPS), Oakland
Creative Learning Center, Alameda
Crystal Springs Uplands School, Hillsborough
Encinal High School, Alameda
French-American International School (FAIS), San Francisco
Galileo Academy of Science and Technology, San Francisco
Head-Royce School, Oakland
Jewish Community High School of the Bay, San Francisco
Las Lomas High School, Walnut Creek
Marin Academy, San Rafael
Marin Country Day School, Corte Madera
Marin Primary and Middle School, Larkspur
Menlo School, Menlo Park
Miramonte High School, Miramonte
Parents Coalition of Bay Area High Schools, San Francisco
Redwood Day School, Oakland
Redwood High School, Larkspur
San Francisco University High School, San Francisco
Sonoma Academy, Santa Rosa
The Bay School, San Francisco
The Creek Youth Center, Walnut Creek
The Marin School, Sausalito
The San Francisco School, San Francisco
The Seven Hills School, Walnut Creek
The Urban School of San Francisco, San Francisco
University of California at Berkeley (Cal), Berkeley
Wood Middle School, Alameda

…and many more.

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