0

The Emotional Lives of Preteens

Posted on by

Early adolescence is a day-to-day emotional rollercoaster for most preteens. While this time of forging out and discovering an independent self is so important, images from friends, media and society can have huge implications on self-worth and mental health of young adults. Join Rona and guests as they offer ideas for identifying and addressing preteen emotional distress and depression. Guests: Brenda Mandac, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the Department of Child Psychiatry at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara, and RosaMaria Oceguera, Supervisor and Therapist at San Mateo County Mental Health Behavioral Health and Recovery Services.

DOWNLOAD Entire Program (64Kbps MP3 ZIP 26.9M)

0

Physical and Verbal Abuse: The Negative Effects on Children

Posted on by

There’s a wide spectrum of child abuse that occurs every day in every neighborhood. When a child is mistreated either physically or verbally the consequences can last a life time. What do you consider child abuse? Join Rona and guests for a compelling discussion about the differences between effective discipline and abuse. Guests: Dr. Marguerite Wright, the senior clinical and research psychologist at the Center for the Vulnerable Child, and Jane Smithson, an educator for mandatory child abuse reporters.

DOWNLOAD Entire Program (64Kbps MP3 ZIP 26.9M)

0

Reducing Exposure to Toxins

Posted on by

Many scientists attribute the sharp increase in birth defects, cancer, and asthma in small children to environmental health threats. In addition to the fact that their nervous, respiratory, reproductive, and immune systems are still developing, during childhood, little bodies are taking in a greater ratio of food, water and air than the rest of us. Join Rona and guests as they discuss what you need to know to reduce the exposure of children to toxins such as lead, pesticides, and Phthalates. Guests: Margaret Reeves of the Pesticide Action Network of Northern California and Dennis Jordan of the Alameda County Lead Prevention Council.

DOWNLOAD Entire Program (64Kbps MP3 ZIP 26.9M)

0

The Joy of Art

Posted on by

Anyone who has seen a child covered in finger paint knows that art is an amazing amount of fun. But engaging children in art also nurtures creativity, imagination, self-esteem and holistic development. Art allows kids a chance to express themselves, connect to their cultural histories and personal stories, as well as facilitating learning in other areas. Rona and guests discuss how to engage children in visual arts. Guests: Renee Saulnier, an art studio teacher at a Reggio Inspired Art Studio, and Augusta Talbot, also teaches various ages of children in the East Bay with VALA (Visual Arts Language Arts).

DOWNLOAD Entire Program (64Kbps MP3 ZIP 26.9M)

0

Helping Preteens Develop a Healthy Body Image

Posted on by

Early adolescence is a time when young people’s bodies start to change. There is a great deal of pressure from the media and peers to be thin or look sexy. Sometimes preteens act out insecurities about their bodies in the form of cutting or eating disorders, or they might experience depression or anxiety. As a child’s body begins to develop it’s important to encourage their self-esteem, confidence, and a positive body image. Rona and guests offer ideas on how preteens develop a healthy view of themselves, and how to recognize when help is needed. Guests: Dr. Joan Valente, an Assistant Professor at University of California, San Francisco with a joint appointment in the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, and Dr. Seth Ammerman, medical director of the Mobile Adolescent Health Services Teen Van.”

DOWNLOAD Entire Program (64Kbps MP3 ZIP 26.9M)

1 87 88 89 90 91