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In My Backyard

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In My Backyard is an open conversation about children and mental health. Psychological and emotional distress amongst children doesn’t spare any family or any community – we all know a child who is struggling, whether that child tells us or not. In this podcast, we will speak with experts about the many factors that contribute to emotional distress in children, how to address those factors and how to create a community where all children have the help they need to be healthy and happy. By shining a light on these issues, admitting that they are in our own backyards, it will make it easier for a struggling child to get help, and ideally, we can all begin to be kinder and more supportive of each other. This podcast is made possible through generous donations from our listeners and supporters. Please visit tgclb.org or text HOPE to 562-262-5689 to support our cause with a donation of any amount or join our Hope and Healing Club to become a monthly donor today.

In My Backyard is an open conversation about children and mental health. Psychological and emotional distress amongst children doesn’t spare any family or any community – we all know a child who is struggling, whether that child tells us or not. In this podcast, we will speak with experts about the many factors that contribute to emotional distress in children, how to address those factors and how to create a community where all children have the help they need to be healthy and happy. By shining a light on these issues, admitting that they are in our own backyards, it will make it easier for a struggling child to get help, and ideally, we can all begin to be kinder and more supportive of each other. This podcast is made possible through generous donations from our listeners and supporters. Please visit tgclb.org or text HOPE to 562-262-5689 to support our cause with a donation of any amount or join our Hope and Healing Club to become a monthly donor today.

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In My Backyard is an open conversation about children and mental health. Psychological and emotional distress amongst children doesn’t spare any family or any community – we all know a child who is struggling, whether that child tells us or not. In this podcast, we will speak with experts about the many factors that contribute to emotional distress in children, how to address those factors and how to create a community where all children have the help they need to be healthy and happy. By shining a light on these issues, admitting that they are in our own backyards, it will make it easier for a struggling child to get help, and ideally, we can all begin to be kinder and more supportive of each other. This podcast is made possible through generous donations from our listeners and supporters. Please visit tgclb.org or text HOPE to 562-262-5689 to support our cause with a donation of any amount or join our Hope and Healing Club to become a monthly donor today.

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English


Episodes

Season 2: Episode #2 – The Impact of Foster Placement on Youth

6/15/2022
Today’s podcast discusses the impact of foster placement on children. According to researchers Sarah Font and Elizabeth Gershoff, at any given time in the United States there are approximately 700,000 children living in out of home placement away from their parents due to substantiated child abuse or neglect. While foster placement is an effort to […]

Duration:00:59:39

Season 2: Episode #1 – Suicide and Elite Student Athletes

6/1/2022
Today’s podcast discusses suicide, which might be painful and triggering for some listeners. If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, or are worried that someone you love might be suicidal, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK. That is 1-800-273-TALK, or 8255. Help is available. This episode discusses the recent heartbreaking pattern […]

Duration:00:35:00

Episode #24 – Mental Health and Children Aged Birth to Five

5/12/2022
Today’s podcast discusses an area of mental health that has gained increasing levels of attention over the past decade: mental health diagnoses and treatment of very young children aged birth to five. Conversations about mental health and very young children are often met with skepticism. As Drs Osofsky and Lieberman write, there is a “pervasive, […]

Duration:00:42:54

Episode #23 – Intensive Field-Based Services or Residential Treatment?

4/29/2022
Today’s episode discusses the pros and cons of offering our most troubled children intensive field-based treatment, over long-term residential placement or hospitalization. Current data tragically still shows us that only 25% of the children in the United States who need mental health care actually receive it; however in California real efforts have been made to create […]

Duration:00:30:14

Episode #22 – Psychological Testing in the Clinical Assessment

3/31/2022
This week’s episode discusses one element of the mental health experience, standardized psychological testing in the clinical assessment. When an individual begins mental health treatment, any competent clinician regardless of discipline will conduct a comprehensive assessment of the client at the outset. This assessment generally includes a detailed interview of the client, and perhaps […]

Duration:00:39:38

Episode #21 – The Great Trauma of Gang Involvement

3/15/2022
Today’s episode discusses the ongoing trauma of gang involvement, specifically the lasting impact on those who joined as minors. According to a National Youth Gang Survey, two out of every five active gang members are juveniles, and therefore particularly vulnerable to the pressures and traumas associated with gang affiliation and community violence. As this relates […]

Duration:01:02:46

Episode #20 – Alternative Crisis Response Options for Schools

3/1/2022
This week’s episode addresses something that strikes at the heart of most parents of school-aged children, namely how to keep schools safe for our students. According to the ACLU of Southern California, “In the wake of the Columbine shooting, 9/11 and the 2008 recession, school districts in California (made choices) to cut mental health services […]

Duration:01:03:22

Episode #19 – Understanding and Caring for People with Substance Abuse Disorders

2/14/2022
In today’s episode, we have a conversation about Substance Use Disorders, what is commonly referred to by the general public as drug or alcohol addiction. Substance Use Disorders are included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition, or DSM-5, as qualified mental health impairments that can benefit from treatment, such as […]

Duration:00:56:38

Episode #18 – Understanding Eating Disorders

1/31/2022
Eating disorders are an area of mental health that are least understood by the general public. Although there are a number of eating disorders, today’s podcast will focus on the most dangerous and commonly known, specifically anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. According to the Mayo Clinic, anorexia nervosa, or anorexia as it is commonly called, […]

Duration:00:41:34

Episode #17 – The Aftermath of Suicide

1/14/2022
This episode is a very important conversation about suicide, which might be painful and triggering for some listeners. If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, or are worried that someone you love might be suicidal, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK. That is 1-800-273-TALK, or 8255. Help is available. According to […]

Duration:00:57:13

Episode #16 – The Tragedy of Suicide

12/15/2021
This episode is a very important conversation about suicide, which might be painful and triggering for some listeners. If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, or are worried that someone you love might be suicidal, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK. That is 1-800-273-TALK, or 8255. Help is available. […]

Duration:01:25:39

Episode #15 – The Use of Pyschotropic Medications in Children’s Mental Health

11/30/2021
The use of psychotropic medications in the mental health treatment of children, a key element of treatment for many but one that is not without controversy. In today’s podcast, Patricia speaks with Dr. Rubina Najeeb, a Board-Certified Adult and Child Psychiatrist at The Guidance Center. Dr. Najeeb offers consultation on some of the more complex […]

Duration:01:15:24

Episode #14 – Deliberate Self-Harm in Children

11/15/2021
Today’s podcast topic is the troubling issue of physical self-harm among children. Dr. Donald Greydanus writes in the Psychiatric Times that “deliberate self-harm is a behavior in which a person commits an act with the purpose of physically harming (themselves) with or without a real intent of suicide.” Self-harm is an effort to cope with […]

Duration:00:41:18

Episode #13-Demystifying Children’s Mental Health Treatment

10/30/2021
In all prior podcasts, Patricia and guests have spoken about the varying needs for mental health services across populations facing extraordinary stressors and vulnerabilities. In this episode, Patricia and her guest Sarah Duncan discuss more globally what might prevent a child from accessing treatment, how to know when a child needs help and what might […]

Duration:00:52:46

Episode #12 – Understanding Transgender Children and Youth

10/13/2021
In our last episode, Patricia had an interesting conversation with Dr. Tiffany Dawson about LGBTQ youth, and how being a member of a marginalized minority group negatively impacts their mental health. Today’s podcast takes a closer look at a subgroup of the larger LGBTQ population, specifically transgender children and youth. In this episode, Patricia speaks with […]

Duration:01:01:59

Episode #11 – Mental Health and LGBTQ+ Children

9/30/2021
As we continue to explore the impact of trauma and stress on mental health, today we will be taking a closer look at mental health and LGBTQ children and youth. Any conversation about the mental health of lesbian, gay and bisexual youth needs to be understood within a complicated historical perspective. It wasn’t until 1973 […]

Duration:00:47:16

Revisiting Our Conversation with Dr. Bruce Perry – Trauma and The Brain

9/14/2021
For those who missed it, we are happy to re-release Episode 7 of In My backyard, a conversation with Dr. Perry of the Child Trauma Academy. Dr. Perry chats with us about the neuro-sequential model of the brain, explaining how trauma impacts the brain and what we can all do to be trauma-informed. We are […]

Duration:00:43:42

Episode #10 – Mental Health Struggles of Chronically Ill Children

8/31/2021
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, chronic illnesses in children can affect the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of young patients. It also takes a serious toll on parents and siblings, leading to strained familial relationships that add yet another layer of stress. Depression and anxiety are common co-morbid illnesses in children […]

Duration:00:43:46

Episode #9 – How To Be Trauma-Informed

8/12/2021
In this episode, Patricia speaks with Stevie McBride to help us understand in practical terms what we might do in our lives to be trauma-informed while interacting with a traumatized child. Stevie McBride is a Guidance Center clinician from It’s About T.I.M.E., a Trauma Informed Movement in Education. It’s About T.I.M.E. is a program that […]

Duration:00:35:55

Episode #8 – What Does It Mean To Be Trauma-Informed?

8/1/2021
In this episode, Patricia had the great pleasure of speaking with Nathan Swaringen, a Guidance Center clinician from It’s About T.I.M.E., a Trauma Informed Movement in Education. It’s About T.I.M.E. is a program based on Dr. Bruce Perry’s research into how trauma impacts the brain of the developing child. The program uses this research to […]

Duration:00:47:15