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The “Talk. They Hear You.” campaign is pleased to announce its new podcast: What Parents Are Saying — Prevention Wisdom, Authenticity, and Empowerment. The goal is to provide a platform where parents and caregivers can get informed, be prepared, and take action by having open and honest conversations with their kids about substance use and mental health. Hosted by Debbie Berndt, Director of Parent Movement 2.0, the podcast will feature discussions with parents, caregivers, and nationally rec ...
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This episode features man-on-the-street interviews at SAMHSA’s 2024 National Prevention Day. Hear from more than 30 people that spanned the range of parents, prevention experts, and SAMHSA leadership. They offer helpful ideas, insights, and advice on how parents can help their kids navigate away from alcohol and other substances. You’ll learn that …
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December is National Impaired Driving Awareness Month. The holidays are a joyful time for family and friends to celebrate, however they can pose challenges for some. Then for those who have lost family through impaired driving they can be excruciating., In this episode, we talk about substance use in and around all of this and explore ways to trave…
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Join us for a conversation with Dr. Delaney Ruston and Ms.Lisa Tabb, creators of the Screenagers movie series, about the recent release of Screenagers: Under the Influence. In the film they focus on how alcohol, drugs, and vaping are being portrayed in the media, what parents should know, and provide ideas to take action. This is the perfect conver…
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We know raising kids isn’t easy, especially when it comes to navigating underage drinking and other drug use. We also know that effective communication can help us along this journey. In this episode, we talk with Dr. Emily Kline and learn that it’s not just what you say to your kids about alcohol and other drugs, but—more important—how you say it.…
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Join us for a conversation with Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy and his wife, and co-founder of The Kennedy Forum, Amy Kennedy. They speak about their parenting experiences (5 children, ages 4-15), specifically parenting in recovery, as well as the work they do nationally to expand the dialogue around mental health and addiction. They also discu…
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In recognition of SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week (May 7th through 13th 2023) and the “Talk. They Hear You.” campaign’s 10th anniversary, in this episode, we hear from seven Spotlight Partners – community organizations using the “Talk. They Hear You.” campaign in truly dynamic ways. Our partners are the heartbeat of the campaign as they champion …
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In December 2021, SAMHSA launched the “Talk. They Hear You.”® campaign’s new “What Parents Are Saying—Prevention Wisdom, Authenticity, and Empowerment” podcast. This podcast provides a platform where parents and caregivers can get informed, be prepared, and take action by having open and honest conversations with their kids about substance use and …
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In this episode of “What Parents Are Saying” we flip the script and talk to high school students – high school athletes to be more specific. Listen in as we get their perspectives on the impact of using substances, the effects of peer pressure, ways they’ve been able to make a difference with their peers, and even how parents can better support the…
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All parents have the same goal of raising healthy kids, but there are family uniquenesses we can all learn from. Lisa Kennedy, who advocates for grandfamilies in the state of Pennsylvania, shares her understanding of this diverse family structure. Look for resources like these in your state - Pennsylvania Kinship Care,Pennsylvania Caregiver Support…
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Listen as Charlotte, a grandmother raising her grandson, joins us to share specifics about returning to the role of primary caregiver. There is much to learn from her personal experience and wisdom around a topic that affects many families. If you have any questions or comments about this episode or podcast, please send them to WhatParentsAreSaying…
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Join us for the third and final episode of brain-based parenting with Dr. Crystal Collier, psychotherapist and author of The NeuroWhereAboutsGuide. In the first two episodes, we covered how a brain is formed and how to protect it. In episode three, we discuss many tips, tools, and techniques that can help parents in these efforts. Review the lists …
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We are back for episode two of a three-part series on brain-based parenting with Dr. Crystal Collier, psychotherapist and author of The NeuroWhereAbouts Guide. In the first episode, we covered how the brain is formed and how to understand age-defined, executive function. In this second episode we cover how to protect that brain, the role of dopamin…
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In this first episode of a three-part series on brain-based parenting, we are joined by Dr. Crystal Collier, psychotherapist and author of The NeuroWhereAbouts Guide. The idea of brain-based parenting is helping so many parents better understand several important roles they play in their kids’ lives. Understanding this concept can help reduce the r…
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Red Ribbon Week, occurring each year at the end of October (23-31), is the nation’s largest and longest-running drug-use prevention campaign. It’s also the perfect time to educate and encourage parents/caregivers and youth to participate in prevention activities nationwide. In this episode, our guests are parents motivated to help other parents. Li…
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People in recovery have unique insights into the dangers and risks of underage drinking and other drug use. In this episode we hear from Ben Cort, a father who is in recovery. Ben talks about the opportunities, the occasional discomfort, and the urgency around how he helped his kids navigate away from drinking and using drugs at an early age. Ben i…
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To use or not to use? That is the question! This back-to-school episode explores the opportunity for parents and caregivers to support their kids in making "One Choice" not to use substances (alcohol, marijuana, nicotine and beyond) now and as they start a new school year. Find out how many kids choose not to use today versus when parents were in h…
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In this episode hear how one mom approached youth alcohol and other drug use to help raise a very social and substance-free teen. Socialization is an important part of middle and high school development. Getting through it without using substances protects mental health and best prepares adolescents for the next phases of their lives. Find out how …
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In episode #3, parent guests Becky Savage (525Foundation.org) and Ed Ternan (SongForCharlie.org) share the difficult stories of their children’s opioid overdoses to highlight the importance of youth opioid prevention, safety, and education. Mr. Ternan also discusses the first annual National Fentanyl Awareness Day (fentanylawarenessday.org), which …
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Underage substance use is problematic, but most parents don’t really understand why. In this episode we speak with Dr. Leslie Walker-Harding to better grasp what we need to know to keep adolescent drug and alcohol use in proper perspective. Dr. Walker-Harding (@AskTeenDoc) is the Ford/Morgan Endowed Professor, Chair of the Department of Pediatrics …
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EPISODE #1: Parenting Through the Holidays, focuses on the many opportunities available during this time of year to discuss the risks of underage drinking and other drug use with kids. You’ll hear directly from three moms with children of various ages providing their unique experiences and how they handle these situations. As a reminder, the views …
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