12 episodes

The Youth Agency's monthly podcast providing information and education to help parents, teens, and the community.

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    • Kids & Family

The Youth Agency's monthly podcast providing information and education to help parents, teens, and the community.

    Consent Roadmap: Navigating Sex and College

    Consent Roadmap: Navigating Sex and College

    TRIGGER WARNING: SEXUAL ASSAULT, HARASSMENT, AND RAPE

    Cara Mackler and Rachel Krehel from the Women's Center of Greater Danbury join us to discuss consent, sexual assault stats, building your boundaries, and more in this informational yet casual conversation.  A great listen for rising high school seniors and incoming college freshman, yet still educational and important for all. 

    Women's Center Sexual Assault Hotline: 203.731.5204

    Our team recommends this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGoWLWS4-kU. 

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Teen Hosts Discuss Race in Our Community With Guest, Jamell Farmer, LPCA

    Teen Hosts Discuss Race in Our Community With Guest, Jamell Farmer, LPCA

    Jamell Farmer, LPCA, a behavioral clinician, joins our teen hosts to have an open and honest conversation regarding racial injustice and the many layers that come with discussing it. In this episode, Ciara Lynch welcomes the newest member of the YA Media Crew, Evan Carlson, as well as our guest hosts, Jordyn Ingram and Alex Pascasio.

    You can find Jamell's podcast at any of the resources below:

    Twitter: @CCshowPodcast
    Facebook: Controlled Chaos Show
    IG: controlledchaosshowpodcast
    YouTube: Controlled Chaos Podcast (Controlled Chaos Show)


    Trellis Mental Health Center:
    trellismentalhealth@gmail.com
    Number: (203) 617-8790

    Baseball Card Study: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1756-2171.12115

    Jordan recommends Sulwe, a children's book by Lupita Nyong'o

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Your Body, Your Vehicle: Eating Disorders, Body Dysphoria, and Everything In Between with Lauren Brown

    Your Body, Your Vehicle: Eating Disorders, Body Dysphoria, and Everything In Between with Lauren Brown

    Lauren Brown, a registered dietitian and nutritionist, spoke with us about disordered eating in teens, our relationship with food and our bodies, pressures from society and the food industry, and the pandemic's impact, as well as what we can do to help resolve this pressing issue. Listen to learn more.

    National Eating Disorders Association: https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/
          Hotline (text or call): 1-800-931-2237

    Help Guide, Eating Disorders: https://www.helpguide.org/home-pages/eating-disorders.htm

    • 57 min
    Coming Out of the Pandemic: A Conversation with Mayor Pete Bass

    Coming Out of the Pandemic: A Conversation with Mayor Pete Bass

    Mayor Pete Bass sits down with our crew, Dillon Thomas, Annabelle Colonna, and Ciara Lynch, to talk about how New Milford coming out of the pandemic and what the future looks like for our town. We welcomed to this podcast New Milford students Lucy Jackson, Conner Martinelli, and Gianna Militana, who joined in on this roundtable discussion to share their questions, concerns, and thoughts regarding the effects of the pandemic on youth in our community.

    • 49 min
    Candid discussion with the Women's Center of Greater Danbury about issues and services for both men and women

    Candid discussion with the Women's Center of Greater Danbury about issues and services for both men and women

    Matt Austin, Director of Education, Training and Outreach at the Women's Center, spoke with us about pressing topics such as sexual assault awareness, healthy relationships and courses of action, services they offer to anyone who needs it regardless of gender, and much more!

    The Women's Center of Greater Danbury Website: https://wcogd.org
    Matt Austin's Email: matthew.a@wcogd.org

    Hotlines: Domestic Violence (203) 731-5206; Sexual Assault (203) 731-5204

    Athlete A - Available on Netflix

    Our team also suggests you watch this video about consent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOS5_I3Yzog

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Services to Youth with Special Needs in New Milford Public Schools with Guest Laura Olson

    Services to Youth with Special Needs in New Milford Public Schools with Guest Laura Olson

    Laura Olson discusses services for students with special needs in NMPS

    • 44 min

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