Looking out for children is everyone's responsibility. But with things like child sexual abuse, bullying, and depression lurking around - what do you exactly look for youth behavior, and what precisely should you do? Join Carole Swiecicki, Ph.D. (clinical psychologist and head of a leading child advocacy center), Stafford Green (founder, CAPE- Child Abuse Prevention Education), and expert guests for the critical conversation, leading research, and tools to help us all keep every child safe.
#8 - How do I choose my childcare provider?
From daycare to babysitting to piano teachers, how do you reduce the risk of your child being in an unsafe situation? What are the questions to ask, what reports should you seek, ...how do you even talk to providers about it? Carole's extensive expertise is on your side with clear explanations and critical actions. Take a listen ... and keep your child safe.
#7 - Are you ready? Preparing Yourself for Difficult Conversations About Protecting Your Kids
So you know you need to have that good, quality conversation with your kid's school on their abuse prevention program - really quiz them to make sure it's solid. Or maybe you need to talk to your own parents about making sure things are right for your own kid -- that is, letting your child decide if he or she wants a hug or not from grandmama. But that can be really difficult. Grandmama wants that hug! How can you set yourself - inside your own head - in order to make that conversation a success? Carole lists things you can do BEFORE the chat to make sure you are ready. Join us!
#6 "Is my kid depressed?" - Signs, symptoms, stresses, treatments and preventions
Carole gets specific on childhood depression - what are the signs and symptoms, how is the pandemic worsening things, what are treatments and how do you get help... and as always - what are the specific things you can do to minimize the chances of depression in your child. Sure, depression seems like a depressing topic - but on the other side of depression is hope and there are terrific treatments that can help. Come join this positive discussion!
#5: 10 Minute Summary - What Everyone Should Know
Busy? Have only 10 minutes - but still want to help kids around you become safer? Listen to this CliffsNotes version for reducing the risk of child abuse happening to the kids that you know. If you only listen to one podcast, *THIS* Is The One. And please SHARE this conversation with friends and family - this information is important.
#4: Want safer children? Reduce your stress level.
Can your own stress increase the risk of a child for abuse or depression? Yes. For example, it's important you are always approachable if there is an issue. And children are like sponges - your stress can increase their own stress levels. So, what is a proven therapy framework to help you balance? And can you share in relaxing activities with your child? Absolutely. Listen in. And subscribe.
#3 - "What do I look for?" Red flags for depression or abuse ... and how to get help.
How do you know if a child is in trouble and needs help? What are the red flags? Are they depressed? Are they being sexually abused? How do you talk to them about it? And how do you get help? Listen to the expert: Swiecicki is a clinical psychologist and Executive Director of The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center (DNLCC) in Charleston, SC. Subscribe now