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English

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Episodes

Our Greatest Strengths, Part 2

10/25/2018
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At the Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds, we think a lot about helping kids as they’re growing up with all sorts of challenges. Most families will experience some kind of challenge along the road of life, whether behavioral, psychiatric, chronic, or living with a disability. Dr. Ellen Braaten's family is no different, and in this episode of Shrinking It Down she joins. Dr. Steve Schlozman as a co-host to welcome a very special guest: her brother, Robert. Robert, who has Down Syndrome,...

Duration:00:14:50

The Death of a Pet

10/10/2018
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Last season, we talked about the benefits of pets for our kids' mental health. That unconditional love helps our children build skills and navigate important life lessons. What we don't tend to think about, though, is that one day our pets will be gone. When that happens, do we try to shield our kids from the pain? Would it have been better not to have a pet at all? In this episode of Shrinking It Down: Mental Health Made Simple, co-hosts Gene and Steve kick off our new season in...

Duration:00:20:07

Substance Use - How The Addiction Free Futures Project Can Make A Difference

7/14/2015
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Kristen Chello from the Massachusetts Children's Mental Health Campaign and John Kelly, Ph.D. sit down to talk about the Addiction Free Futures campaign and how to prevent adolescent substance misuse and abuse misuse before it begins. Check out the accompanying blog on our website: http://www.mghclaycenter.org/parenting-concerns/teenagers/adolescent-substance-use-how-the-addiction-free-futures-project-plans-to-make-a-difference/

Duration:00:15:47

Creativity And Mental Illness

5/21/2015
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Is there a connection between creativity and mental illness? Dr. Mark Vonnegut joins to discuss. Check out the accompanying blog on our website: http://www.mghclaycenter.org/parenting-concerns/creativity-mental-illness/

Duration:00:15:40

Music For Autism Is Music For All: Reshaping And Expanding A Disability-Friendly Space

4/1/2015
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Dr. Robert Accordino, founder of Music for Autism, discusses the organization and its mission to make music concerts accessible to individuals with autism and their families. Check out the accompanying blog on our website: http://www.mghclaycenter.org/parenting-concerns/grade-school/music-for-autism-is-music-for-all-reshaping-and-expanding-a-disability-friendly-space/

Duration:00:17:02

The Plight Of Homeless Children In The United States

2/27/2015
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Child homelessness is a national crisis. The first in a series of podcasts in collaboration with Lesley University Child Homelessness Initiative. Check out the accompanying blog on our website: http://www.mghclaycenter.org/parenting-concerns/infants-toddlers/plight-homeless-children-united-states/

Duration:00:15:45

Nicole's Story: Recovery From Anorexia Nervosa

2/13/2015
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"Your heart cannot beat unless you feed it". Anorexia nervosa is a deadly and very complex disease. Nicole shares her story of recovery along with Dr. Emily Gray. Check out the accompanying blog on our website: http://www.mghclaycenter.org/parenting-concerns/teenagers/anorexia-nervosa-access-care/

Duration:00:22:08

Ali's Story: The Effects Of Sexual Assault On Mental Health

1/8/2015
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Sexual assault is a disturbing, distressing, but important and relevant topic. Sexual assault survivor and UN Global Hero Ali Safran shares her story and how she's worked to support other survivors and end sexual violence. Check out the accompanying blog on our website: http://www.mghclaycenter.org/parenting-concerns/teenagers/alis-story/

Duration:00:17:33

Why Watch Holiday Classics This Season?

12/22/2014
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Why are we drawn, year after year, to classic holiday movies? Drs. Beresin & Schlozman discuss the nostalgic draw of holiday films. Check out the accompanying blog on our website: http://www.mghclaycenter.org/hot-topics/watch-holiday-classics-season/

Duration:00:11:13

'Tis The Season: Tips For Coping With Holiday Stress

12/22/2014
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We're supposed to make merry and be joyous during the holidays, so why are we so stressed? Listen here for tips on how to cope with holiday stress. Check out the accompanying blog on our website: http://www.mghclaycenter.org/hot-topics/coping-holiday-stress/

Duration:00:09:36

Putting A Little Thanksgiving Into Your Nightly Family Dinners

11/25/2014
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Family dinners can make for happier families and healthier kids. Anne K. Fishel from The Family Dinner Project chimes in! Check out the accompanying blog on our website: http://www.mghclaycenter.org/parenting-concerns/families/putting-little-thanksgiving-nightly-family-dinners/

Duration:00:19:11

Emotional Turmoil And The Overwhelmed High School Student

11/3/2014
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Pressure and stress has increased for high school students applying to college. When do these pressures begin, and should parents be worried for their kids? Check out the accompanying blog on our website: http://www.mghclaycenter.org/parenting-concerns/the-stressed-junior/

Duration:00:10:16