This podcast is produced by parents who, like you, are currently or have been involved in this unexpected journey with your child and family. There are a lot of great resources out there, but they are highly fragmented. We want this podcast to be a go to place for information and comfort. We will have engaging topics with guest speakers that will provide good guidance and inspiration as you navigate your journey. See www.parentsjourney.net for more information.
New Podcast Announcement - Winning Parenting
This podcast episode is an announcement for a new podcast, called Winning Parenting. It is focused on all aspects of parenting and leverages the training and experience I have as a parent coach. It provides insights and approaches for parenting beyond children in programs.
To have a listen, click on this link (for Apple Podcasts) - Winning Parenting Podcast.
For more information about Andy's Parent Coaching Business - Parents Journey Coaching
For more information about Sky's The Limit Fund - SLTF
For more information about UCONN's Center for Neurodiversity - UCONN
For more information about Other Parents Like Me - OPLM
Changes to the Behavioral Health Industry
In this episode, we will explore the myriad of changes in the behavioral health industry. It includes:
1. Why I am recording again
2. Changes in the industry
3. Breaking Code Silence
4. New congressional bill proposed
5. What it means to you
Season 3/Episode 17: Susie McDaniel - Executive Director of LearningRx about how to improve cognitive ability in our children
In this episode, we speak to Susie McDaniel, Executive Director of LearningRx. LearningRx offers brain training programs for kids, teens, adults, and students who are having learning difficulties!
With brain training, you or your child can improve core learning and thinking skills, including attention span, memory, and thinking speed. They also offer programs that focus on specific brain training goals, like improved reading skills, or cognitive training for brain injuries.
During our discussion, we covered the following topics:
Whom do you serve
Types of programs
Results achieved/difference from other programs
Process to engage
For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.
Special Episode: Our Treatment Programs Need Your Help!
In this special episode, Andy Goldstrom shares that our treatment programs are being threatened by celebrities, lobbyists and older recipients of treatment. As a result, for those who care about our kids and their parents, we need to act. Write an email imploring these governmental leaders to help our programs, not further restrict them or take them down. If they do, this will be a real tragedy.
Email addresses are:
Utah State Senator Michael McKell – firstname.lastname@example.org
OR State Senator Sara Gelser Blouin – email@example.com
CA Congressman Ro Khanna – https://khanna.house.gov/contact/email
OR Sen. Jeff Merkley - firstname.lastname@example.org
Feel free to cc me on your emails - email@example.com.
Season 3/Episode 16: Trails Carolina - An impactful discussion with Jeremy Whitworth, Co-Executive Director of Wilderness Therapy Program Trails Carolina
Today, we chat with Jeremy Whitworth. Trails Carolina is a very unique program. Based outside of Asheville, NC, this program caters to 10-17 year-olds and supports their families as well. It has an academic, wilderness and campus focus. In addition, they have completed an objective study with an outside party about the effectiveness of their program. The. results are impressive and also indicative of the success of the programs in general, not just with Trails Carolina. Tune in and enjoy!
You can find out more at https://trailscarolina.com/.
Season 3/Episode 15: Chasing Carson - Dawn McCord and her story and book about her son's battle with addiction
In today's episode, we talk with Dawn McCord, mother of Carson McCord.
Carson battled a fierce drug addiction that led him to overdoses, hospital visits, loss of hearing, parental nightmares and finally a trip to wilderness therapy and other forms of treatment. Dawn relives and shares her harrowing true story to help us understand addiction is prevalent, especially with adolescents and there is a community to support parents. She has written a moving book about her experience as well. Order the book here Chasing Carson Book.
Help when needed!
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and information with the community.
Advocating for torture and sexual abuse
Parents like this need go be arrested for abuse. They are failures as parents and look to blame everyone around them when they should look inward and realize they are the problem. The parents need treatment and to be sent away to be abused. Not the kids. Of course there is a always prevalent christo facist nationalism that allows you bigots to feel like your correct. But you are all miserable failures… and your kids will abandon you as soon as they can. As they should
We recommend Wilderness Therapy & Residential Treatment Journey to all families we serve. This podcast offers a community of support and expertise for families experiencing the stress associated with a struggling loved one. Thank you for your hard work and passion Andy and Lori.