Action Family Counseling Founder, CEO Discusses Holiday Stress, Managing Expectations

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The founder and CEO of Action Family Counseling, Cary Quashen, is discussing holiday pressures and how families can better their relationships during the stress of the holiday season.

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Drinking and the Holidays – Christmas and New Years – December 19, 2016

Families in Action is live every Monday on KHTS AM 1220 from 12PM-1PM as hosts Cary Quashen and Michael R. Dougherty speak with local teens and families experiencing growing pains

Hosts: Cary Quashen and Michael Dougherty

Topic: Drinking and the Holidays — Christmas and New Years

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The Experience


“The Experience” Proposal



“The Experience” will be a traveling, electronic digital memorial. It will contain a large billboard sized screen that can be displayed at various Santa Clarita events and other controlled settings, (ie. Concerts in the Park, Every 15 Minutes, High School Football Games, Emergency Expo, July 4th Parade, etc.).

Stories can be added, changed and modified for different audiences and venues.

The intention is give families an opportunity to share their story; to be a possible deterrent to other youth in our community and inspire sober living and healthy choices.

The digital display program will contain actual names (if the family approves) of local Santa Clarita youth who have died from a drug overdose. 

The Experience shall also be used in our local schools. The vehicle may be parked outside a school auditorium, showing a “promo” clip as the kids enter the auditorium. The full digital “experience” will then play in the auditorium, with Action and Sheriff Facilitators on hand to lead the discussion following the video.

Action Family Foundation Partners with William S. Hart School District for Valley’s First Free Public Sober School

In a historic move, January 13, 2014, the William S. Hart Union High School District and the
Action Family Foundation are partnering to open the first free public sober school.
Action Academy will be a sobriety school for local junior and senior high school students 
attending school within the district’s Santa Clarita Valley boundaries.
The campus will open at the Action Family Zone located at 20655 Soledad Canyon Road, Unit 
24 in Santa Clarita. Currently there are 20 slots available for students, 10 for junior high and 

Action Family Foundation Remembers Youth Who Died of Drug Overdoses

The Santa Clarita Valley lost seven young men and women to drug overdoses in the past three years, but they are not forgotten.

On Monday evening, the parents of these seven young people and the Action Family Foundation unveiled the No Forgotten Angels Christmas wreath at the KHTS kiosk in the Westfield Valencia Town Center....

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With drug and alcohol residential treatment locations in Santa Clarita, Piru, and Bakersfield; Intensive Drug and Alcohol Outpatient in Santa Clarita and Bakersfield, Action Family Counseling is here to help you.

For information regarding admission, intake, and services please call Action Family Counseling at (800) 367-8336 or visit

Being a teenager today is a lot different than when we were kids.
The social and academic pressures are different. Drugs, alcohol, sex and gangs, are today’s 
For some kids these pressures become too great. That’s where Action can help. Action is the parent and teen support program that families depend on 
to help when the stress becomes too much for your teen. 
If you are having trouble with your teen call (800) 367-8336