7 episodes

Catch-Up on Kids Mental Health is a podcast series to help you better understand and support children as they navigate mental health challenges and the everyday stresses of life. Each episode, child-focused therapist Janet Morrison shares stories and evidence-based research covering a variety of topics related to children’s mental health today.

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Catch-Up on Kids Mental Health is a podcast series to help you better understand and support children as they navigate mental health challenges and the everyday stresses of life. Each episode, child-focused therapist Janet Morrison shares stories and evidence-based research covering a variety of topics related to children’s mental health today.

    Episode 6 | How to Talk to Your Kids About Separation & Divorce

    Episode 6 | How to Talk to Your Kids About Separation & Divorce

    Divorce is very common but it remains a highly stressful and painful life transition for all family members. Given the many decisions to be made, details to be arranged, and feelings to be managed, it is challenging for parents to focus on their children’s needs; nevertheless, they must. Join our host Janet Morrison as she explores how to talk to children about separation and divorce. For more information on this topic, please visit www.catchpsychotherapy.org and read our written article on this topic.

    • 18 min
    Episode 5 | How to Know When a Child Needs a Mental Health Assessment

    Episode 5 | How to Know When a Child Needs a Mental Health Assessment

    Join our host Janet Morrison as she explores 10 instances when a child should have a mental health assessment by a professional. Learn the general concerns which may warrant further investigation and how to know when something more serious needs to be addressed. For more on this topic please visit our website www.catchpsychotherapy.org and read our written article on this topic.

    • 15 min
    Episode 4 | The Real Reason That Children Lie

    Episode 4 | The Real Reason That Children Lie

    Starting between two and three years of age, children begin to tell untruths and many continue to tell untruths throughout childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Join our host Janet Morrison as she explores why children lie and what we can do about it as parents, teachers and caregivers. To learn more about this topic please visit our website www.catchpsychotherapy.org and read our written article on this topic.

    • 9 min
    Episode 3 | How Trauma Affects Children

    Episode 3 | How Trauma Affects Children

    Join our host Janet Morrison as she explores the topic of trauma in the context of Children's Mental Health. The effects of childhood trauma are catastrophic, causing enormous pain and suffering and creating a significant strain on family, community and government resources. Learn about the different types of trauma children experience and what we can do to support those who are impacted. To learn more about this topic please check out our written article here.

    • 17 min
    Episode 2 | Why Play is Essential to Children's Mental Health and Development

    Episode 2 | Why Play is Essential to Children's Mental Health and Development

    Join our host Janet Morrison as she explores the topic of play in the context of Children's Mental Health. Play and play therapy both foster the ability for children to express themselves and create solutions in the presence of a caring adult. Through active, imaginative play children express their thoughts and feelings, adopt different roles and perspectives, and organize the world on their own terms. Learn all about it on this episode and for more information on this topic please check out our written article here.

    • 22 min
    Episode 1 | What is Mental Health and How Do You Measure It?

    Episode 1 | What is Mental Health and How Do You Measure It?

    Today, we hear the term ‘mental health’ a lot. However, people rarely talk about what constitutes as mental health. Is it the absence of mental illness, the absence of stress? Is mental health the same as happiness? Join our host Janet Morrison as she explores the question: What is mental health and how do we measure it? To learn more visit catchpsychotherapy.org and read our full article on this topic. 

    • 15 min

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