12 episodes

TALKING ABOUT IT is a community podcast from New Canaan, CT dedicated to reducing the stigma around behavioral health issues our community members face, preventing abuse, and promoting healthy relationships. This monthly podcast is created by the New Canaan Abuse Prevention Partnership (Dede Bartlett, Founder) and made possible by a grant from the New Canaan Community Foundation. The series is supported by over 40 organizations in the New Canaan area dedicated to providing resources for our community. Each episode features a local expert talking about a specific behavioral health issue and the resources available to our community and beyond. Hosted by Cindy Graziano and produced by Bob Doran and Claire Ayoub, podcast topics will include: Building girls' confidence, bullying, social media wellness, teen dating violence, body image, family abuse, helping friends in crisis, and more. To learn more and explore resources, visit our website: www.talkingaboutit.org

Talking About It New Canaan Abuse Prevention Partnership

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

TALKING ABOUT IT is a community podcast from New Canaan, CT dedicated to reducing the stigma around behavioral health issues our community members face, preventing abuse, and promoting healthy relationships. This monthly podcast is created by the New Canaan Abuse Prevention Partnership (Dede Bartlett, Founder) and made possible by a grant from the New Canaan Community Foundation. The series is supported by over 40 organizations in the New Canaan area dedicated to providing resources for our community. Each episode features a local expert talking about a specific behavioral health issue and the resources available to our community and beyond. Hosted by Cindy Graziano and produced by Bob Doran and Claire Ayoub, podcast topics will include: Building girls' confidence, bullying, social media wellness, teen dating violence, body image, family abuse, helping friends in crisis, and more. To learn more and explore resources, visit our website: www.talkingaboutit.org

    Episode 11: Mental Health: It's Everyone's Business

    Episode 11: Mental Health: It's Everyone's Business

    Talking About It Host Cindy Graziano talks with Emily Torchiana, Founder of Lost Got Found, about the personal journey she undertook nationwide to shatter the stigma surrounding mental health. Rather than suffer in silence as many do, Emily seeks to help others who also struggle with mental illnesses by sharing her personal experience of suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, social anxiety, and overcoming a suicide attempt. 
    To learn more about the resources mentioned on this podcast, visit our website: TalkingAboutIt.org

    • 27 min
    Episode 10: Managing Parental Stress During the Pandemic (PART 2)

    Episode 10: Managing Parental Stress During the Pandemic (PART 2)

    In Part 2 of Managing Parental Stress During the Pandemic, we discuss the stress of the Sandwich Generation—individuals, mainly women, who are simultaneously managing the care for both their aging parents and their own children. 
    To hear first-hand accounts of this particular stress, host Cindy Graziano speaks with Director of the Lapham Center Aggie Aspinwall and New Canaan resident Elaine MacKenzie. Aggie is the mother of two adult children living at home due to the pandemic, and she is also caring for her 94-year-old father. Elaine is a mom of 5, including 4 children with underlying medical conditions who have been living at home prior to the pandemic. She also cares for her 92-year-old mother with dementia who requires 24/7 supervision.
    We address topics like boundary-setting, communication, finding time for oneself, and fighting that guilt over not being perfect. Our goal is to give listeners practical tips on managing stress through these unprecedented times. 

    • 28 min
    Episode 9: Managing Parental Stress During the Pandemic (PART 1)

    Episode 9: Managing Parental Stress During the Pandemic (PART 1)

    How can parents manage their own stress during the COVID-19 pandemic? In this two-part episode, host Cindy Graziano is joined by Stacey Walker (New Canaan CARES) and Georgette Harrison (Child Guidance Center of Southern CT) to discuss practical tips to manage the stresses of living during this difficult time.  
    In Part 1, we discuss the transformation of parents' daily lives during the pandemic and how we can adapt in healthy and sustainable ways. While vaccinations may have increased and some bans are being lifted, we are far from finishing this fight for our mental and physical health. 
    For resources, visit our website: www.TalkingAboutIt.org

    • 28 min
    Ep 8: Helping Friends in Abusive Relationships

    Ep 8: Helping Friends in Abusive Relationships

    This month, Talking About It series host Cindy Graziano talks with Suzanne Adams, Executive Director of the Domestic Violence Crisis Center, about how to recognize the signs of abuse and how to help friends in abusive relationships safely find help.
    “A lot of people misunderstand and find it difficult to understand or even comprehend domestic violence," Adams says. "It’s a pattern of coercive and intimate controlling behavior in a relationship. This behavior can manifest in abuse that’s verbal, emotional, physical and financial. 1 in 4 women experience domestic violence.”

    To learn more about the resources mentioned on this podcast, visit our website: TalkingAboutIt.org

    • 23 min
    Ep 7: Raising Healthy Boys w/ The Rowan Center's Luke Robbins

    Ep 7: Raising Healthy Boys w/ The Rowan Center's Luke Robbins

    This month, Talking About It series host Cindy Graziano talks about raising healthy boys with Luke Robbins, Director of Counseling at The Rowan Center.
    “One big tool when you're talking with your kid,” says Robbins, “is just the simple words, 'I hear you.' Even if we can't understand what someone else is going through, there's this solace that comes from feeling like somebody else knows and cares."
    To learn more about the resources mentioned on this podcast, visit our website: TalkingAboutIt.org

    • 32 min
    Ep 6: Childhood Trauma & Resiliency w/ Rev. Carol Howard Merritt

    Ep 6: Childhood Trauma & Resiliency w/ Rev. Carol Howard Merritt

    This month, Talking About It series host Cindy Graziano talks about overcoming childhood trauma and building healthy relationships with Rev. Carol Howard Merritt, author of Healing Spiritual Wounds and Interim Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan.
    “Many times children act out because they’re not able to tell their story. They don’t have the language for it. If we’re able to make a space or really listen to a child experiencing trauma, then we can begin the healing process.”
    For resources discussed on this podcast, visit our website: www.talkingaboutit.org/resources

    • 31 min

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MIG5262 ,

Fantastic Podcast

So useful!

KBO13425 ,

Great info!

Succinct messages with strategies to help support children. Great for parents, teachers, or any adult that works with kids.

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