Conversations with KidsPeace

Conversations with KidsPeace

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Advice, information and inspiration from experts at the leading provider of mental and behavioral health services for children, adults and those who love them.


How to SURVIVE teenage attraction and angst | CWK#027
Feb 11 • 13 min
The Conversations with KidsPeace podcast returns for its third season just in time for Valentine’s Day 2020 – and examines the phenomenon of “young love”… Therapist Breannah Allen discusses how young people deal with romantic attraction and attachments,…
Pets, Animals and Nature | Helping People Heal And Thrive | CWK#026
Dec 16, 2019 • 26 min
The new issue of KidsPeace’s Healing Magazine is out now, and on the Conversations with KidsPeace podcast host Bob Martin talks with three contributors who shared their stories of the therapeutic benefits that pets, animals and nature can provide.
Interview with Adrienne Pauling and Michelle Callahan on Family Therapy | CWK #025
Nov 26, 2019 • 23 min
Treating a child suffering from mental or behavioral health challenges often involves treating their families, too. On the latest Conversations with KidsPeace podcast, host Bob Martin welcomes back therapists Adrienne Pauling and Michelle Callahan to…
Interview with Bennie Eliason of LVHN Street Medicine | CWK#024
Nov 13, 2019 • 17 min
The next “Conversations” podcast discusses a program from a local hospital network that seeks to care for the physical and mental health needs of members of our community who are our “street neighbors.” Bob Martin hosts. More information about the Street…
Interview with Dr. Caron Farrell | CWK#023
Oct 9, 2019 • 10 min
On the latest Conversations with KidsPeace podcast, host Bob Martin talks with Dr. Caron Farrell, the new Vice President of Medical Affairs at KidsPeace Hospital, about her philosophy of care and how an interdisciplinary approach can lead to better…
On Location At the Sensory-Sensitive Playground | CWK#022
Sep 16, 2019 • 12 min
For the past year, kids in KidsPeace’s autism programs in the Lehigh Valley have had a place to play designed for their particular needs. On the latest episode of the Conversations with KidsPeace podcast, host Bob Martin tours the playground with program…
Things teachers wish parents knew | CWK#021
Aug 14, 2019 • 22 min
On the latest episode of Conversations with KidsPeace, a teacher shares what she WISHES parents would know about their kids heading Back to School. Bob Martin hosts. To subscribe to the podcast, go to iTunes or Google Play and search “Conversations with…
Recruiting for Mental Health Professionals | CWK#020
Jul 11, 2019 • 13 min
The latest installment of the Conversations with KidsPeace podcast examines how the organization is dealing with a tight labor market for skilled healthcare professionals. Bob Martin hosts. To subscribe to the podcast, go to iTunes or Google Play and…
40 Years of Foster Care | CWK#019
Jun 8, 2019 • 20 min
The Spring/Summer issue of Healing Magazine Is now available and on the latest Conversations with KidsPeace podcast, host Bob Martin talks with two of the magazine’s contributors – discussing KidsPeace’s 40 years of foster care services, and a new…
A Mother’s Story | CWK#018
May 8, 2019 • 17 min
In time for Mother’s Day, the Conversations with KidsPeace podcast brings you a story of one woman’s struggle with a child in mental health crisis, and how she and her family found the help they needed through KidsPeace’s outpatient programs. Guest host…
A Conversation with KidsPeace Interim CEO Michael Slack | CWK#017
Apr 10, 2019 • 24 min
For the first time in over a decade, a new individual is in the top management position at KidsPeace. New Interim President and CEO Michael Slack discusses his career and vision for the organization on the latest Conversations with KidsPeace podcast. Bob…
No Appointment Necessary | CWK#016
Mar 26, 2019 • 17 min
KidsPeace offices in Pennsylvania have a way to help families struggling with the mystery of whether (or how) to seek help for kids in crisis … and all you have to do is walk right in. In the latest Conversations with KidsPeace podcast, therapist Sara…
Combating Mental Health Stigma | CWK#015
Feb 12, 2019 • 31 min
It may be the single biggest barrier to seeking help for many suffering from a mental health condition – the stigma society associates with mental illness. In our podcast series, host Bob Martin talks with author Michael Schlossberg and Dr. Matthew Koval…
Gender Diversity | CWK#014
Jan 22, 2019 • 33 min
(PLEASE NOTE: The audio of this episode’s discussion has been edited for privacy needs.) Mental health professionals, along with many families and individuals, are dealing with the implications of gender diversity, as society moves from a binary view of…
Holiday Stress Is Coming To Town | CWK#013
Nov 29, 2018 • 18 min
It’s holiday time on the “Conversations with KidsPeace” podcast – actually, it’s holiday stress that guests Adrienne Pauling and Michelle Callahan discuss with host Bob Martin. They offer tips on navigating money concerns, grief, family conflicts and…
De-Escalation | CWK#012
Nov 21, 2018 • 29 min
On the Conversations with KidsPeace podcast, we look at the latest issue of Healing Magazine and its focus on de-escalation of kids in crisis. We talk with the head of an organization promoting a comprehensive strategy for defusing situations quickly and…
Foster Talk | CWK#011
Nov 2, 2018 • 16 min
On the latest Conversations with KidsPeace podcast, the two foster parents behind the “Foster Talk” feature on fostercare.com talk about how they hope the blog series can provide guidance to both foster parents and those considering fostering. Bob Martin…
Introducing Daysha | CWK#010
Oct 9, 2018 • 13 min
On our podcast, we invite you to meet an Indiana foster teen and hear her insights about how she grew from a troubled child into a college student and scholarship recipient. Introducing the remarkable Daysha Copeland, on the latest episode of…
Back To School Tips | CWK#009
Aug 15, 2018 • 23 min
It’s that time of year again – families are starting to get ready for summer to end and school to begin. On the latest episode of the Conversations with KidsPeace podcast, we talk with Adrienne Pauling and Michelle Callahan from KidsPeace’s Pennsylvania…
Critical Incident Response Team | CWK#008
Jul 26, 2018 • 12 min
In times of crisis or disaster, we rely on the courage and skill of first responders to help those affected. But what about the well-being of those individuals? Who helps the helpers cope with the stress and emotions they feel as a result of their work?…
Fighting Sex Trafficking of Children | CWK#007
Jul 10, 2018 • 33 min
Sex trafficking of children isn’t a problem just in other countries – it’s happening in America as well, and communities need to bring resources from multiple sources together to combat it. On the latest Conversations with KidsPeace podcast, we discuss…
Getting Lost In TechnoReality | CWK#006
Jun 5, 2018 • 37 min
On the Conversations with KidsPeace podcast, a special episode focused on the new issue of KidsPeace’s Healing Magazine and the topic of excessive social media and Internet use among children. Hear from three experts who authored articles in the…
Fostering Opioid Impacted Infants | CWK#005
May 14, 2018 • 22 min
One of the heart-breaking aspects of America’s opioid epidemic is its impact on foster care – especially when it comes to babies whose mothers used the drugs during pregnancy. In one Pennsylvania community, KidsPeace Foster Care is working to bring…
Foster Care – What’s Next? | CWK#004
Apr 23, 2018 • 21 min
Significant changes are rocking the foster care system in America. What’s next for foster care and the kids who need it? In this episode of the podcast series “Conversations with KidsPeace,” we mark National Foster Care Month in May by hearing from…
Too Many Meds? Discussing Polypharmacy – CWK#003
Apr 2, 2018 • 16 min
When children with mental or behavioral health issues are put onto multiple psychotropic medications at the same time, there are concerns about long-term effectiveness and side effects. In this conversation, Dr. Ashleigh Anderson discusses this issue of…
Mental Health First Aid – CWK002
Mar 8, 2018 • 18 min
We all know the importance of first aid for physical ailments. Now, a national group is promoting a similar approach to helping folks in mental health or emotional crises. KidsPeace’s Rob Harvey discusses his work as a trainer for Mental Health First Aid…
Beating the Winter Blues – CWK001
Feb 22, 2018 • 15 min
Are the “Winter Blues” real? In this episode of our podcast series, KidsPeace’s Chris Ferry talks about the origins – physical, and maybe even evolutionary – of feeling depressed and sluggish in the wintertime, and offers some simple tips on how to…