65 episodes

A podcast for Black parents seeking liberation in their homes hosted by Trina Greene Brown.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 23 Ratings

A podcast for Black parents seeking liberation in their homes hosted by Trina Greene Brown.

    Episode 56: Ring the Alarm: The Epidemic Black Youth Suicide with Dr. Rhonda Boyd

    Episode 56: Ring the Alarm: The Epidemic Black Youth Suicide with Dr. Rhonda Boyd

    There is a current epidemic of Black children dying by suicide. Suicide attempts rose by 73% between 1991-2017 for Black adolescents. The suicide rate among those younger than 13 years is approximately 2 times higher for black children compared with White children. These numbers are shocking but what do they reveal about the current mental health of our young people? What does the research indicate? How do we address this issue in our own families? How do we tackle this crisis as a community? Trina sits down with psychologist and researcher, Dr. Rhonda Boyd.

    Dr. Rhonda Boyd is a psychologist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Her research focuses on depression among youth and perinatal women. She has a line of research examining maternal depression among women of color and their children and developing preventive interventions aimed at these families. She also conducts research on risk and protective factors among youth, especially Black adolescents, with a recent focus on understanding youth depression and suicidal ideation and behaviors. Dr. Boyd also served on the Congressional Black Caucus’s Emergency TaskForce on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health who released the report, Ring the Alarm The Crisis of Black Youth Suicide in America.

    If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts or mental health matters, please call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.



    Resources:

    Ring the Alarm The Crisis of Black Youth Suicide in America

    www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

    www.policylab.chop.edu

    Suicide Prevention Resource Center


     

    • 42 min
    Episode 55: Supporting Our Neurodivergent Children with Natasha Nelson

    Episode 55: Supporting Our Neurodivergent Children with Natasha Nelson

    Trina speaks with Natasha Nelson, a Certified Positive Discipline Educator (CPDE) and stay-at-home mother to two autistic Black girls, about positive discipline and how we can best support our neurodivergent children. The mission of Supernova Momma is to help Black and Neurodiverse people break generational curses from systemic racism and ableism. Listen in as they discuss what neurodiversity means and how it shows up in Black families, applying a Black-lens to positive discipline, making connections between neurodiversity and systems of oppressions & trauma, and connecting our children and families to resources for healthy coping and development.

    Check out Natasha's offerings via her website and follow her on Instagram @supernova_momma.

    SuperNovaMomma.com

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 54: Let's Talk About Sex...Again! with Brittany Brathwaite

    Episode 54: Let's Talk About Sex...Again! with Brittany Brathwaite

    Trina speaks with sex educator and reproductive justice activist Brittany Braithwaite to discuss how parents can talk to their kids about sex, bodily autonomy, and going beyond consent. They also discuss the latest threats to reproductive justice and how it impacts Black families. 

    Resources Discussed: 


    www.kimbritive.com 
    www.amaze.org 
    www.scarleteen.com 
    www.sexetc.org

    • 55 min
    Episode 53: Raising Black Futures with Ashley Aaron

    Episode 53: Raising Black Futures with Ashley Aaron

    As we reflect on this year's Black History Month theme of "Raising Black Futures," we explore the ways we can continue to embody liberation beyond the month of February. In this episode, Trina chats with Ashley Aaron, Director of Community Arts at Museum of Children's Art, about how we can empower our children to be their most liberated selves through art and creative-expression.

    Some topics we discuss are:
    • How to encourage your children to have radical imaginations
    • How to shift your parenting from "compliance" to creative innovation
    • How to begin the internal work to ensure our children feel safe to be their free selves

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 52: Domestic Violence in Black Families with Kandee Lewis

    Episode 52: Domestic Violence in Black Families with Kandee Lewis

    As we close out Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we speak with long-time friend and partner, Kandee Lewis, to discuss domestic violence in the Black community. 

    Some topics we discuss are:


    DV in Black families (stats, rates) and the context of racism and systemic inequality that contribute to intimate partner violence
    Impacts of COVID and surge in DV
    Intergenerational violence and impacts of witnessing DV as a child.
    How to interrupt generational violence
    Connections between DV and Child Abuse
    Strategies for identifying and preventing relationship violence in our children's relationships

    Kandee Lewis, the CEO of Positive Results Center, is a masterful trainer, Certified Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Prevention Advocate, Kandee specializes in Trauma Awareness, Teen Dating Violence, Healthy Relationships, Leadership and developing youth to be Peer Advocates and Safety Partners. Born & raised in Los Angeles, and married for 36 years, Kandee and her husband Carl have 3 adult children, and a Pit Bull! Thanks to the love of her family, especially her mother—Daisy Newsom—she is the woman she is today.

    • 43 min
    Episode 51: "The ABCs of HBCUs" with Claudia Walker

    Episode 51: "The ABCs of HBCUs" with Claudia Walker

    Trina Greene Brown talks with Claudia Walker, author of The ABCs of HBCUs, about the legacy and impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

    The ABCs of HBCUs takes readers on a front-row, all-inclusive tour of Historically Black Colleges & Universities. The first ABC board book dedicated to HBCUs, children quickly recognize that "A" isn't always for "apple." From FAMU to Howard, the Divine Nine to Battle of the Bands, children learn about the love, lifestyles, and legacies that built these incredible institutions. Hbcuprepschool.com

    Claudia Walker is an Oakland-based author, speaker, and teacher whose work has been featured in the New York Times, Essence, and Vogue. As a proud second-generation HBCU graduate, her debut book, The ABCs of HBCUs, is inspired by her undergraduate experiences at Spelman College. Deeply committed to showcasing and celebrating stories that mainstream publications tend to overlook, Claudia launched HBCU Prep School, a publishing company that centers on Black voices and Black joy in children’s books.

    • 36 min

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