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Win This Year is the official podcast of notMYkid, a national 501(c)3 prevention nonprofit dedicated to inspiring positive life choices by educating parents, preteens, teens, families, and educators on the mental health and behavioral health challenges facing our youth today. Win This Year shares information, inspiration, and strategies for parents and educators on the topics of substance use, suicide, bullying, internet safety, social media, body image, relationships, anxiety, self-injury, depression, and more. This podcast features conversations with experts in the field of prevention as well as individuals with significant professional and/or personal experience with our topics. While the topics we discuss are serious, we are focused on the solutions, and will approach each subject in the most positive way possible. We're aiming to be informative, interesting, and inspiring.

Win This Year is the official podcast of notMYkid, a national 501(c)3 prevention nonprofit dedicated to inspiring positive life choices by educating parents, preteens, teens, families, and educators on the mental health and behavioral health challenges facing our youth today. Win This Year shares information, inspiration, and strategies for parents and educators on the topics of substance use, suicide, bullying, internet safety, social media, body image, relationships, anxiety, self-injury, depression, and more. This podcast features conversations with experts in the field of prevention as well as individuals with significant professional and/or personal experience with our topics. While the topics we discuss are serious, we are focused on the solutions, and will approach each subject in the most positive way possible. We're aiming to be informative, interesting, and inspiring.

Location:

United States

Description:

Win This Year is the official podcast of notMYkid, a national 501(c)3 prevention nonprofit dedicated to inspiring positive life choices by educating parents, preteens, teens, families, and educators on the mental health and behavioral health challenges facing our youth today. Win This Year shares information, inspiration, and strategies for parents and educators on the topics of substance use, suicide, bullying, internet safety, social media, body image, relationships, anxiety, self-injury, depression, and more. This podcast features conversations with experts in the field of prevention as well as individuals with significant professional and/or personal experience with our topics. While the topics we discuss are serious, we are focused on the solutions, and will approach each subject in the most positive way possible. We're aiming to be informative, interesting, and inspiring.

Language:

English

Contact:

(602) 652-0163 x117


Episodes

A Clear Vision, High Expectations, and a Good Example for Kids - Kathleen Nelson-Simley

2/11/2020
Kathleen Nelson-Simley joins us on this episode of "Win This Year" to discuss how we can help our kids have a clear vision of their future, how our expectations for them can affect that future, and how the example we set for them can make a profound impact as well. Kathleen is a leading substance use prevention educator, coach and consultant who has trained more than 10,000 people across the globe. Her 34 years of prevention experience comes from working with community-based youth programs...

Duration:00:50:07

What Is Etizolam? What Are Puff Bars? - Parent Prevention News

2/4/2020
Following recent youth-related news articles about the drug etizolam and the vaping device called Puff Bar, notMYkid brings you a special parent prevention news episode of Win This Year to take a closer look at etizolam and Puff Bars, and to bring them to the attention of parents and those who work with youth. Public Information Officer Shane Watson and notMYkid CEO Kristen Polin discuss etizolam, puff bars, and the two recent news stories that prompted this discussion. Contact...

Duration:00:26:21

The Fight Against Sex Trafficking - Breanna and Brandon Vales of Red Light Rebellion

1/21/2020
Sex trafficking is targeting and exploiting teens and preteens, and the victims of it include kids from all walks of life. The average age of those entering into sex trafficking in the United States is 13. This is a dark and dangerous reality, which is why Breanna and Brandon Vales founded the organization Red Light Rebellion to fight and prevent sex trafficking. They join us on this episode of "Win This Year" to share their experience and knowledge, in order to help families protect their...

Duration:00:47:22

No Phones, New Friends Friday - Positive School Culture | Principal Janet Behrens

12/17/2019
Iowa Valley Junior-Senior High School Principal Janet Behrens began a new program at her school this year called "No Phones, New Friends Friday." After noticing students at lunch looking at their phones the entire time and not communicating with one another, Principal Behrens decided to try a creative approach to change the situation. Now on Fridays at lunch, the phones are put away, and students are connecting with one another. The response has been overwhelmingly positive, as have the...

Duration:00:24:58

Navigating the New Landscape of Childhood - Katey McPherson

12/10/2019
After recognizing the need for more awareness and education on the impact of screen time, video games, and social media on the development and mental health of her students, former school administrator Katey McPherson developed her own national platform to share current research and evidence-based best practices to assist students, parents, and schools as we navigate the new landscape of childhood. Katey shares her experience, wisdom, and insight with us on this episode of "Win This...

Duration:00:47:25

Parent on Purpose - Amy Carney

11/19/2019
When Amy Carney and her husband realized their family was disconnected and drifting apart, they packed up their kids into a motorhome and said goodbye to the life they had previously known. On that journey, Amy learned more about what really matters in life and as a parent. She has since gone on to write the book "Parent on Purpose: A Courageous Approach to Raising Children in a Complicated World," in order to help other parents reclaim their lives and prepare their kids to be confident,...

Duration:00:41:29

From Bipolar Disorder, Substance Use, and Anxiety to Hope - Maddy Rose

11/12/2019
Maddy Rose had her life turned upside down by bipolar disorder, substance use disorder, diabetes, and heart failure all by the age of 21. In this episode of "Win This Year," she talks about how she overcame those and other challenges to not only survive but thrive and find happiness and purpose. Contact information, resources and links mentioned in this episode: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255 Crisis Text Line: Text "Listen" to 741741 Teen Lifeline: (800)...

Duration:00:51:02

Overcoming Challenges to Create Connection - Joronda Montaño

11/5/2019
Despite facing multiple challenges during her childhood in Los Angeles, Joronda Montaño's determination to help others combined with the support of caring adults in her life to make her the amazing, life-changing individual she is today. In this episode, Joronda discusses what adults did to help her grow, what parents can do to connect with their kids, and what unique challenges kids growing up today are facing. Joronda Montaño's book - "I'll Write It Down: A Two-Way Chat...

Duration:00:46:59

Debbie Moak - notMYkid Past, Present, and Future: A Founder's Perspective

10/29/2019
notMYkid Co-Founder Debbie Moak turned one of her family's challenges into an organization that has reached millions, helped parents and families, and saved numerous lives. She joins us to discuss the organization's past, present, and future, as well as her tireless ongoing work to help keep kids and families healthy and thriving. notMYkid CEO Kristen Polin joins us as co-host for this episode as well. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255 Crisis Text Line: Text "Listen" to...

Duration:00:57:39

Kevin's Last Walk - The Dangers of Binge Drinking - Barry Adkins

10/22/2019
After Barry Adkins lost his 18-year-old son Kevin to alcohol poisoning, Barry knew he didn't want to be a victim. Instead, he hiked 1,400 miles from Arizona to Montana with Kevin's ashes in his backpack, in order to raise awareness and reach as many people as he could with a warning about the dangers of binge drinking. He has since authored the book "Kevin's Last Walk: A Father's Final Journey With His Son" and has reached thousands of people across the country with his message. Contact...

Duration:00:33:37

Prescription Drug Misuse, Addiction, and Recovery - Bobby Cording

10/15/2019
After growing up in a loving, happy home, Bobby Cording still felt alone and disconnected. Thinking he had found the answer he was looking for in opioid painkillers, Bobby began a journey that would find him addicted, struggling with school, losing relationships, and facing a major prison sentence. Find out how Bobby turned his life around, what he does differently today, and what his suggestions are for parents wanting to keep their kids drug free. Contact information, resources and links...

Duration:00:41:02

"You Can Sit With Us" - The Resilience of Only Human - Bree Pear and Crissy Saint Massey

10/8/2019
Bree Pear and Crissy Saint-Massey of Only Human have experienced some of life's most difficult situations: abuse, suicide, bullying, unhealthy relationships, and loss. Yet through those experiences, they have found resilience and created a platform to help and unite others through their organization Only Human. In this episode, they share their stories and the victories they've achieved through reminding us that we're all Only Human. RSVP for the Only Human Community Picnic benefitting...

Duration:00:40:26

"I Was Cyberbullied" - Ruth Carter - National Bullying Prevention Month / Internet Safety

10/1/2019
Ruth Carter was in fear for their safety after being cyberbullied as an adult. The harassment reached a level where they had to take a university final in an undisclosed location, only wore casual clothes because they were sweating so much from the anxiety, and eventually consulted a professional security company. Ruth now shares that experience to help others who are going through similar experiences. Ruth Carter blog - "My Child is Being Cyberbullied: What...

Duration:00:42:25

Substance Use Prevention Tips for Parents - Kristen Polin and Tomas Barraza

9/24/2019
notMYkid CEO Kristen Polin, Prevention Specialist Tomas Barraza, and Public Information Officer Shane Watson discuss six substance use prevention tips for parents of adolescents. All three are parents, individuals in longterm recovery, and veterans of the field of prevention for youth. Six Tips: 1. Start talking to your kids when they're young 2. Set firm and clear rules and expectations about drugs and alcohol 3. Understand the teenage brain 4. Give your kids a way out of a risky...

Duration:01:03:32

Recovery Month - Taylor Popp's Journey of Addiction and Recovery - Teen Drug Prevention

9/17/2019
After nearly losing his life to drugs and alcohol, Taylor Popp is using his experience to help teens find a better path. In this episode, he shares his personal experience of becoming addicted to drugs and alcohol as a preteen, the chaos that substance use caused in his life, and how he managed to overcome his addictions. Taylor candidly and fearlessly talks about how he started using drugs, what his progression looked like, and what he does differently today to navigate life without...

Duration:01:02:32

National Suicide Prevention Week - Paolla Jordan & Joronda Montaño - Teen Suicide Prevention

9/10/2019
Segment One: Following the loss of her son Adrio Romine in May 2019, Paolla Jordan is determined to use her experience to prevent teen suicides and to help other families not have to go through the same thing. In this episode, she shares her experience, knowledge, and hope as well as suggestions and strategies for parents and those who work with youth. Paolla and Win This Year host Shane Watson also discuss the role that the internet played in Adrio's suicide. Segment Two: Longtime...

Duration:01:25:52