19 episodes

The “Talk. They Hear You.” campaign is pleased to announce its new podcast: What Parents Are Saying — Prevention Wisdom, Authenticity, and Empowerment. The goal is to provide a platform where parents and caregivers can get informed, be prepared, and take action by having open and honest conversations with their kids about substance use and mental health. Hosted by Debbie Berndt, Director of Parent Movement 2.0, the podcast will feature discussions with parents, caregivers, and nationally recognized experts lending their unique perspectives and experiences on how to navigate conversations around these important topics. Learn more at talktheyhearyou.samhsa.gov.

What Parents Are Saying — Prevention Wisdom, Authenticity, and Empowerment "Talk. They Hear You." Campaign Team

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 6 Ratings

The “Talk. They Hear You.” campaign is pleased to announce its new podcast: What Parents Are Saying — Prevention Wisdom, Authenticity, and Empowerment. The goal is to provide a platform where parents and caregivers can get informed, be prepared, and take action by having open and honest conversations with their kids about substance use and mental health. Hosted by Debbie Berndt, Director of Parent Movement 2.0, the podcast will feature discussions with parents, caregivers, and nationally recognized experts lending their unique perspectives and experiences on how to navigate conversations around these important topics. Learn more at talktheyhearyou.samhsa.gov.

    Celebrating Safely during the Holidays

    Celebrating Safely during the Holidays

    December is National Impaired Driving Awareness Month.  The holidays  are a joyful time for family and friends to celebrate, however they can pose challenges for some.  Then for those who have lost family through impaired driving they can be excruciating., In this episode, we talk about substance use in and around all of this and explore ways to traverse the holidays safely. 


    Rhonda Campbell, a Senior Victim-Services Specialist with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), joins us to frame what “victim impact” means and the importance of parent voice when it comes to impaired driving and keeping families safe so all can remain joyful.  


    This podcast is brought to you by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The views expressed here are not necessarily those of SAMHSA or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. For questions or comments about this podcast, please contact WhatParentsAreSaying@gmail.com.

    • 28 min
    Back-to-School: Connecting with Your "Screenagers"

    Back-to-School: Connecting with Your "Screenagers"

    Join us for a conversation with Dr. Delaney Ruston and Ms.Lisa Tabb, creators of the Screenagers movie series, about the recent release of Screenagers: Under the Influence. In the film they focus on how alcohol, drugs, and vaping are being portrayed in the media, what parents should know, and provide ideas to take action. This is the perfect conversation as we all get ready to go back to school.
    A filmmaker, author, and Stanford-trained physician, Dr. Ruston has created award-winning documentaries for social change over the past 25 years, with a focus on topics concerning mental health, fIn addition, she serves as a primary care physician for underserved teens and adults in Seattle, WA.


    Ms. Lisa Tabb has been a storytelling entrepreneur for more than 30 years. In addition to a news media career in San Francisco,CA, Lisa has co-produced the three Screenager movies with Dr. Ruston and also co-directed the most recent Screenagers: Under the Influence film.
    Together, they have sparked a movement around screen time, teen mental health, and now underage substance use with these movies. Over 9 million young kids and adults have viewed these films in community screenings in over 100 countries.


    This podcast is brought to you by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The views expressed here are not necessarily those of SAMHSA or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. For questions or comments about this podcast, please contact WhatParentsAreSaying@gmail.com.

    • 53 min
    Expert Chat: A New Way to Communicate With Your Kids

    Expert Chat: A New Way to Communicate With Your Kids

    We know raising kids isn’t easy, especially when it comes to navigating underage drinking and other drug use. We also know that effective communication can help us along this journey. In this episode, we talk with Dr. Emily Kline and learn that it’s not just what you say to your kids about alcohol and other drugs, but—more important—how you say it. She offers some easy ways to change the manner in which we communicate with our kids that can make all conversations more productive. We learn that communicating doesn’t just mean talking, it also means listening: “when you listen, they listen.” No matter the ages of your children, you’ll get something valuable out of Dr. Kline’s communication techniques and advice. To learn more about Dr. Kline, including her new book and free e-learning modules, visit: https://www.dremilykline.com/.
    This podcast is brought to you by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The views expressed here are not necessarily those of SAMHSA or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. For questions or comments about this podcast, please contact WhatParentsAreSaying@gmail.com.

    • 44 min
    Talking With The Kennedys

    Talking With The Kennedys

    Join us for a conversation with Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy and his wife, and co-founder of The Kennedy Forum, Amy Kennedy. They speak about their parenting experiences (5 children, ages 4-15), specifically parenting in recovery, as well as the work they do nationally to expand the dialogue around mental health and addiction. They also discuss the importance of brain development, children’s mental health, and how early substance use impacts this process. Their insights exemplify the focus of this podcast series —“prevention wisdom, authenticity, and empowerment.” Share this episode with every parent you know.


    This podcast is brought to you by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The views expressed here are not necessarily those of SAMHSA or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. For questions or comments about this podcast, please contact WhatParentsAreSaying@gmail.com.

    • 59 min
    Communities in Action

    Communities in Action

    In recognition of SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week (May 7th through 13th 2023) and the “Talk. They Hear You.” campaign’s 10th anniversary, in this episode, we hear from seven Spotlight Partners – community organizations using the “Talk. They Hear You.” campaign in truly dynamic ways. Our partners are the heartbeat of the campaign as they champion prevention efforts in their communities and beyond.

    Clark County Partners in Prevention – Springfield, Ohio (02:00, 55:50)
    Gallia Jackson Meigs Alcohol Drug Addiction and Mental Health Board – Gallipolis, Ohio (10:20, 41:40, 58:40)
    Central Florida Behavioral Health Network – Tampa, Florida (16:30, 59:50)
    Fayette Prevention Coalition – Lookout, West Virginia (21:43)
    Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board – Cleveland, Ohio  (28:09, 1:05:35)
    Safe Yakima Valley – Yakima, Washington (31:35, 1:03:14)
    Sacramento County Coalition for Youth – Sacramento, California (39:00, 42:50, 1:01:30)
    This podcast is brought to you by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The views expressed here are not necessarily those of SAMHSA or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. For questions or comments about this podcast, please contact WhatParentsAreSaying@gmail.com.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Parents’ Night Out

    Parents’ Night Out

    In December 2021, SAMHSA launched the “Talk. They Hear You.”® campaign’s new “What Parents Are Saying—Prevention Wisdom, Authenticity, and Empowerment” podcast. This podcast provides a platform where parents and caregivers can get informed, be prepared, and take action by having open and honest conversations with their kids about substance use and mental health. 
     
    In this episode we speak with active community members who are also parents. They talk with us about hosting a successful Parents’ Night Out event in their community. Parents’ Night Out are educational sessions developed and made available for free from SAMHSA’s “Talk. They Hear You.” campaign. It’s designed to facilitate valuable discussion amongst parents and caregivers in your community and acts as a starting point for them to better understand underage substance use. Tune in to learn more about the program and this community’s experience. 
     


     
    This podcast is brought to you by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The views expressed here are not necessarily those of SAMHSA or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. For questions or comments about this podcast, please contact WhatParentsAreSaying@gmail.com.

    • 30 min

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