Voices of Compassion

CHC

Featured on Voices of Compassion are CHC mental health, wellness and learning specialists, parents in the trenches and other experts who can help us with the mighty job of raising compassionate and courageous kids. CHC focuses on ADHD, Learning Differences, Autism, Anxiety & Depression, providing best-in-class learning and mental health services to kids, teens and families.

CHC’s Voices of Compassion Podcast host Cindy Lopez has worked in K-12 education for roughly 30 years as both a teacher and an administrator, in public and private schools.

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In this episode, we talk candidly about what parenting a child with ADHD is really like — the challenges, joys, worries and wonder. How do you know when it’s time to get help? Is medication necessary? What kind of impact will your child’s behavior have on the rest of the family?  While we may sometimes wish that our kids came with an instruction manual, remember that you are doing the best you can and so is your child. And you are not alone. Tune in today to hear from https://www.chconline.org/people/lauren-barry-sims/ (Lauren Sims), the mom of a child with ADHD, as she shares her real-life personal journey filled with encouragement, empathy and strategies to set your child up for success. Listen now! Resources: Learn more about http://www.chconline.org/clinicalservices (CHC’s Clinical Services) Learn more about https://www.chconline.org/evaluations/ (CHC's Evaluations) Visit https://www.chconline.org/resourcelibrary/ (CHC's Resource Library) Visithttps://podcasts.chconline.org/ ( Voices of Compassion) online for full show notes including additional resources. Find us on https://www.facebook.com/chc.paloalto (Facebook), http://twitter.com/CHC_paloalto (Twitter), https://www.instagram.com/chc_paloalto/ (Instagram) andhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ ( LinkedIn). Visit ourhttps://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto ( YouTube channel) for videos and sign up for ourhttps://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ ( Virtual Village email list) so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe wherever you listen, and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Support this podcast

Dec 1

24 min 59 sec

Your child has just been diagnosed with ADHD…now what? Part of you might feel relieved that there’s an explanation for your child’s behavior, while another might feel overwhelmed by the prospect of parenting a child with attention challenges. ADHD is a lifelong journey filled with wonderful surprises and extraordinary obstacles. How can you best equip your child for happiness and success? In today’s podcast episode, one of CHC’s foremost and beloved ADHD experts, https://www.chconline.org/people/glen-elliott/ (Dr. Glen Elliott), offers sage advice as both a parent and a professional. You’ll walk away with valuable insights, practical suggestions and evidence-based words of encouragement.  Resources: Learn more about http://www.chconline.org/clinicalservices (CHC’s Clinical Services) Learn more about https://www.chconline.org/evaluations/ (CHC's Evaluations) Join https://www.chconline.org/calendar/parent-support-groups/ (CHC's Parent Support Groups) Visit https://www.chconline.org/resourcelibrary/ (CHC's Resource Library) https://chadd.org/ (Chadd) Visithttps://podcasts.chconline.org/ ( Voices of Compassion) online for full show notes including additional resources. Find us on https://www.facebook.com/chc.paloalto (Facebook), http://twitter.com/CHC_paloalto (Twitter), https://www.instagram.com/chc_paloalto/ (Instagram) andhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ ( LinkedIn). Visit ourhttps://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto ( YouTube channel) for videos and sign up for ourhttps://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ ( Virtual Village email list) so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe wherever you listen, and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Santo Rico by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ (http://www.twinmusicom.org/) Support this podcast

Nov 17

24 min 58 sec

It seems like everyone is talking about mindfulness these days. A quick Google search results in 9 Ways to Practice Mindfulness, 16 Types of Meditation and 28 Ways to Practice Mindfulness for Beginners. There is so much out there. So what is mindfulness, really, and does it even make a difference? Do I have to empty my head of all my thoughts, and sit cross-legged on the floor in a zen-like state? Listen in to this podcast episode as we talk with https://www.chconline.org/people/jennifer-salomon/ (Jennifer Salomon), Occupational Therapist at CHC about the physiology of mindfulness and practical ways to be more present (even for skeptics). Because “as soon as we tune in and recognize that we're not being mindful, we're already being mindful.” Download this episode today! Resources: Learn more about http://www.chconline.org/clinicalservices (CHC’s Clinical Services) Learn more about https://www.chconline.org/evaluations/ (CHC's Evaluations) Visit https://www.chconline.org/resourcelibrary/ (CHC's Resource Library) Visithttps://podcasts.chconline.org/ ( Voices of Compassion) online for full show notes including additional resources. Find us on https://www.facebook.com/chc.paloalto (Facebook), http://twitter.com/CHC_paloalto (Twitter), https://www.instagram.com/chc_paloalto/ (Instagram) andhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ ( LinkedIn). Visit ourhttps://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto ( YouTube channel) for videos and sign up for ourhttps://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ ( Virtual Village email list) so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe wherever you listen, and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Santo Rico by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ (http://www.twinmusicom.org/) Support this podcast

Nov 10

17 min 6 sec

The transition from high school to college is a rite of passage, a benchmark between parent and child. While exciting, balancing academic demands with the sudden need to be independent can feel daunting, especially for students with learning differences. How can you as a parent best prepare them while they’re still under your wing? In this podcast episode, we sat down with https://www.chconline.org/people/nicole-ofiesh/ (Dr. Nicole Ofiesh), Director of the Schwab Learning Center at CHC, as she shared wisdom from her 30 years in the field. She covers everything from resilience and self-advocacy to electronic calendars and on-campus support systems, reminding us that, above all, “it always comes back to love and compassion.” Resources: Learn more about https://www.chconline.org/schwab-learning-center/ (Schwab Learning Center at CHC) Learn more about https://www.chconline.org/ (CHC) Visit https://www.chconline.org/resourcelibrary/ (CHC's Resource Library) Visithttps://podcasts.chconline.org/ ( Voices of Compassion) online for full show notes including additional resources. Find us on https://www.facebook.com/chc.paloalto (Facebook), http://twitter.com/CHC_paloalto (Twitter), https://www.instagram.com/chc_paloalto/ (Instagram) andhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ ( LinkedIn). Visit ourhttps://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto ( YouTube channel) for videos and sign up for ourhttps://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ ( Virtual Village email list) so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe wherever you listen, and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Santo Rico by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ (http://www.twinmusicom.org/) Support this podcast

Nov 3

26 min

A dyslexia diagnosis can be bittersweet: in some ways, it might help explain your child’s struggles in school and their anxieties about falling behind. But finding the right supports for your child is daunting, and you can't help but worry about the long-term impacts on their happiness, confidence and success. In today’s podcast episode, we sat down with CHC’s https://www.chconline.org/people/lisa-parnello/ (Lisa Parnello, MEd) and https://www.chconline.org/people/vivien-keil/ (Dr. Vivien Keil), both of whom have devoted their lives to evaluating, educating and advocating for children who learn differently. Listen today to learn how to partner with your child’s school to ensure appropriate accommodations, how to talk to your child about their diagnosis, and pro tips for fostering strengths and finding support.  Resources: Learn more about http://www.chconline.org/clinicalservices (CHC’s Clinical Services) Learn more about https://www.chconline.org/evaluations/ (CHC's Evaluations) Visit https://www.chconline.org/resourcelibrary/ (CHC's Resource Library) https://www.amazon.com/Thank-You-Falker-Patricia-Polacco/dp/0399257624/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2DWHAD7MPEGS2&dchild=1&keywords=thank+you%2C+mr.+falker+by+patricia+polacco&qid=1634691725&qsid=138-4187216-6164322&sprefix=Thank+you%2C+Mr.+Falker+by%2Caps%2C268&sr=8-1&sres=0399257624%2CB014BGWJOS%2CB01N9127N8%2C0998958085%2CB0063MI9T8%2C0399250786%2C1933032022%2C0425288315%2C0399257047%2C1582464502%2C0399246533%2C1481494619%2C0142426423%2C0399166912%2C0689844476%2C1534478558&srpt=ABIS_BOOK (Thank you, Mr. Falker) https://dyslexiaida.org/ (International Dyslexia Association) https://decodingdyslexiaca.org/ (Decoding Dyslexia) https://www.understood.org/ (Understood.org) Visithttps://podcasts.chconline.org/ ( Voices of Compassion) online for full show notes including additional resources. Find us on https://www.facebook.com/chc.paloalto (Facebook), http://twitter.com/CHC_paloalto (Twitter), https://www.instagram.com/chc_paloalto/ (Instagram) andhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ ( LinkedIn). Visit ourhttps://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto ( YouTube channel) for videos and sign up for ourhttps://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ ( Virtual Village email list) so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe wherever you listen, and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Santo Rico by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ (http://www.twinmusicom.org/) Support this podcast

Oct 20

26 min 40 sec

Whether your child just doesn’t want to go to bed at night, or is defiant to anything and everything, https://www.chconline.org/people/jody-miller/ (Dr. Jody Miller), Head of Esther B. Clark Schools at CHC and Board Certified Behavior Analyst, has seen it all. In today’s podcast episode, Dr. Miller shares her top three go-to strategies for challenging behavior. From positive reinforcement to consequences and consistency, you’ll learn new tools to try at home and when to reach out for help. Perhaps most importantly, Dr. Miller shares her own experience parenting children with challenging behavior, reminding us that “it will improve.” Listen today!  Resources: Learn more about http://www.chconline.org/clinicalservices (CHC’s Clinical Services) Learn more about https://www.chconline.org/evaluations/ (CHC's Evaluations) https://www.understood.org/articles/en/what-are-positive-behavior-strategies (Positive Behavior Strategies – What You Need to Know) Visithttps://podcasts.chconline.org/ ( Voices of Compassion) online for full show notes including additional resources. Find us on https://www.facebook.com/chc.paloalto (Facebook), http://twitter.com/CHC_paloalto (Twitter), https://www.instagram.com/chc_paloalto/ (Instagram) andhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ ( LinkedIn). Visit ourhttps://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto ( YouTube channel) for videos and sign up for ourhttps://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ ( Virtual Village email list) so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe wherever you listen, and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Santo Rico by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ (http://www.twinmusicom.org/) Support this podcast

Oct 13

20 min 10 sec

From the minute we become parents, we start fixating on sleep–are our babies getting enough? Too much? Will they ever sleep through the night? Will we? It’s a hot topic because we know how critical it is for healthy development, both mental and physical. As our kids turn to teens, we may monitor their sleep less, but it doesn’t become less important to their wellbeing and academic performance. Teens can face many impediments to consistent, restorative sleep, including stress, with an estimated 70-75% of teens getting less than the recommended 8 hours per night. In this podcast episode, we sat down with two CHC experts–https://www.chconline.org/people/joan-baran/ (Dr. Joan Baran), Clinical Director at CHC, and https://www.chconline.org/people/deepika-bose/ (Deepika Bose), Doctoral Psychology Intern–to learn strategies for helping your teen develop healthy sleep habits. You may even want to try some yourself!  Resources: Learn more about http://www.chconline.org/clinicalservices (CHC’s Clinical Services) Learn more about https://www.chconline.org/evaluations/ (CHC's Evaluations) Visithttps://podcasts.chconline.org/ ( Voices of Compassion) online for full show notes including additional resources. Find us on https://www.facebook.com/chc.paloalto (Facebook), http://twitter.com/CHC_paloalto (Twitter), https://www.instagram.com/chc_paloalto/ (Instagram) andhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ ( LinkedIn). Visit our https://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto (YouTube channel) for videos and sign up for our https://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ (Virtual Village email list) so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe wherever you listen, and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Santo Rico by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ (http://www.twinmusicom.org/) Support this podcast

Oct 6

23 min 11 sec

Content trigger warning. Please be advised that today’s episode discusses suicide and suicidal ideation. If you are having thoughts of suicide, feeling suicidal or have concerns that someone you know may be at risk of suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) or text Crisis Text Line at 741741. You are not alone. It can be hard to imagine talking with your teen about suicide. But given that it is the second leading cause of death among young people, it makes sense to be prepared to have that conversation. How can we as parents create a safe, non-judgemental space where our teens feel comfortable talking about hard things? How do we know when to worry and how to get help? Join us for today’s podcast episode, where we talk with two CHC experts, https://www.chconline.org/people/katherine-reeves/ (Katie Reeves), Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and https://www.chconline.org/people/jason-tinero/ (Jason Tinero, MS), Doctoral Psychology Intern, to hear what all parents should know about teen suicide.  Resources: https://www.chconline.org/RISE/ (RISE: A Comprehensive DBT Intensive Outpatient Program for Teens (ages 13-18)) Learn more about http://www.chconline.org/clinicalservices (CHC’s Clinical Services) Learn more about https://www.chconline.org/evaluations/ (CHC's Evaluations) https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255) https://www.crisistextline.org/ (Crisis Text Line: Text 741741) Visithttps://podcasts.chconline.org/ ( Voices of Compassion) online for full show notes including additional resources. Find us on https://www.facebook.com/chc.paloalto (Facebook), http://twitter.com/CHC_paloalto (Twitter), https://www.instagram.com/chc_paloalto/ (Instagram) andhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ ( LinkedIn). Visit ourhttps://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto ( YouTube channel) for videos and sign up for ourhttps://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ ( Virtual Village email list) so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe wherever you listen, and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Santo Rico by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ (http://www.twinmusicom.org/) Support this podcast

Sep 22

23 min 45 sec

The journey is where we all learn to do hard things. We make mistakes, experience successes (and failures), develop resilience, practice growth mindset and build self-confidence. As parents, if we focus on the destination — winning the race, acing the SATs or getting into the “right” college — our children miss out on all those experiences that serve as the building blocks to social emotional growth. In this podcast episode, we sat down with https://www.futurewiseconsulting.com/about (Jenn Curtis, MSW), co-author of The Parent Compass, to learn strategies that you can use to support your child on their journey towards self-advocacy, acceptance and exploration. Listen now!  Resources: Learn more about http://www.chconline.org/clinicalservices (CHC’s Clinical Services) Learn more about https://www.chconline.org/evaluations/ (CHC's Evaluations) https://www.chconline.org/resourcelibrary/to-college-or-not-to-college/ (To College or Not to College?) https://www.parentcompassbook.com/ (The Parent Compass) Carol Dweck - Growth Mindset Visithttps://podcasts.chconline.org/ ( Voices of Compassion) online for full show notes including additional resources. Find us on https://www.facebook.com/chc.paloalto (Facebook), http://twitter.com/CHC_paloalto (Twitter), https://www.instagram.com/chc_paloalto/ (Instagram) andhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ ( LinkedIn). Visit ourhttps://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto ( YouTube channel) for videos and sign up for ourhttps://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ ( Virtual Village email list) so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe wherever you listen, and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Santo Rico by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ (http://www.twinmusicom.org/) Support this podcast

Sep 15

28 min 46 sec

We are all different. As parents and caregivers, it’s important to teach our kids how differences enrich our lives and enhance our communities. How can you help them value diversity and see it as a strength? In today’s podcast episode, CHC experts https://www.chconline.org/people/tony-cepeda/ (Tony Cepeda, LMFT) and https://www.chconline.org/people/liberty-hebron/ (Liberty Hebron, LPCC) explain how to encourage an open dialogue with your kids, model curiosity and respect, embrace each other’s differences and create a culture of belonging. Resources: Learn more about http://www.chconline.org/clinicalservices (CHC’s Clinical Services) Learn more about https://www.chconline.org/evaluations/ (CHC's Evaluations) Visithttps://podcasts.chconline.org/ ( Voices of Compassion) online for full show notes including additional resources. Find us on https://www.facebook.com/chc.paloalto (Facebook), http://twitter.com/CHC_paloalto (Twitter), https://www.instagram.com/chc_paloalto/ (Instagram) andhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ ( LinkedIn). Visit ourhttps://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto ( YouTube channel) for videos and sign up for ourhttps://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ ( Virtual Village email list) so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe wherever you listen, and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Santo Rico by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ (http://www.twinmusicom.org/) Support this podcast

Sep 8

25 min 8 sec

From panic attacks to self-harm, one brave mom shares her story of supporting her daughter with anxiety and depression. When you’re worried about your child, your days revolve around gathering the resources and help that they need. But what about you? Your emotions as a parent may exacerbate your own mental health challenges, and raise feelings of self-doubt or blame. Don’t miss our conversation with https://www.chconline.org/people/kimm-angel/ (Kimm Angel), as she shares strategies for supporting your child (and yourself), what she knows now and what she wishes she knew then. Resources: Learn more about http://www.chconline.org/clinicalservices (CHC’s Clinical Services) Learn more about https://www.chconline.org/evaluations/ (CHC's Evaluations) Visithttps://podcasts.chconline.org/ ( Voices of Compassion) online for full show notes including additional resources. Find us on https://www.facebook.com/chc.paloalto (Facebook), http://twitter.com/CHC_paloalto (Twitter), https://www.instagram.com/chc_paloalto/ (Instagram) andhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ ( LinkedIn). Visit ourhttps://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto ( YouTube channel) for videos and sign up for ourhttps://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ ( Virtual Village email list) so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe wherever you listen, and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Santo Rico by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ (http://www.twinmusicom.org/) Support this podcast

Sep 1

25 min 6 sec

Starting kindergarten is both exciting and scary — for children and their parents. Young children thrive when they feel comfortable, safe and secure. But it can be challenging to help your child feel prepared when everything feels so uncertain right now. What can you do to make the leap less worrisome and more fun? Listen in to today’s podcast episode with our guest, https://www.chconline.org/people/natalie-pon/ (Dr. Natalie Pon), Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at CHC, as she reminds us that — in addition to learning letters and numbers — the real growth that occurs in kindergarten is the development of social emotional skills through play. Resources: Learn more about http://www.chconline.org/clinicalservices (CHC’s Clinical Services) Learn more about https://www.chconline.org/evaluations/ (CHC's Evaluations) Visithttps://podcasts.chconline.org/ ( Voices of Compassion) online for full show notes including additional resources. Find us on https://www.facebook.com/chc.paloalto (Facebook), http://twitter.com/CHC_paloalto (Twitter), https://www.instagram.com/chc_paloalto/ (Instagram) andhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ ( LinkedIn). Visit ourhttps://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto ( YouTube channel) for videos and sign up for ourhttps://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ ( Virtual Village email list) so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe wherever you listen, and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Santo Rico by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Support this podcast

Aug 25

30 min 5 sec

Only one thing is certain this school year, and that’s the fact that no one knows what to expect. Parents, students and staff are feeling apprehensive about what the transition to full-time, on-campus learning will look like. We may be eager for our kids to jump right back into academics to make up for a year of learning loss, but we also know that they need to feel safe, secure and emotionally ready. In today’s podcast episode, CHC’s Chief Education Officer, https://www.chconline.org/people/chris-harris/ (Christopher Harris, MEd) and https://www.chconline.org/people/kendra-evans-fraka/ (Kendra Evans Fraka, MSW) discuss strategies for a successful start of school, including building a community of belongingness in the classroom, creating routine and consistency while helping kids stay flexible and adaptable, and celebrating the small wins along the way.  Resources: Learn more about http://www.chconline.org/clinicalservices (CHC’s Clinical Services)  Learn more about https://www.chconline.org/evaluations/ (CHC's Evaluations) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/k-12-guidance.html (Guidance for Schools – CDC) Sign up for ourhttps://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ ( Virtual Village email list) to receive our latest episodes and recent CHC updates. Visithttps://podcasts.chconline.org/ ( Voices of Compassion) online for full show notes including additional resources. Find us on https://www.facebook.com/chc.paloalto (Facebook), http://twitter.com/CHC_paloalto (Twitter), https://www.instagram.com/chc_paloalto/ (Instagram) and https://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ (LinkedIn) and visit our https://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto (YouTube channel) for videos. Subscribe and leave us a review wherever you listen! We love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Santo Rico by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ (http://www.twinmusicom.org/) Support this podcast

Aug 18

29 min 4 sec

“Different does not mean deficit. Therefore, we are striving to become a part of the salad bowl.” Hear from our special guest, Dr. Gloria Morrow, a nationally recognized Clinical Psychologist, speaker and author as she shares her expertise and personal narrative of growing up “different.” Dr. Gloria walks us through the importance of embracing diversity and how cultivating cultural humility creates a deeper understanding of our differences. By “building the beloved community,” together we can leave a "legacy of hope, love and justice." Resources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Jv2PkByc78 (How to Talk to Kids about Race video) https://www.embracerace.org/resources/teaching-and-talking-to-kids (10 tips for teaching and talking to kids about race) https://www.pbs.org/parents/talking-about-racism (Talking to Young Children About Race and Racism) A Kid's book About Racism by Jelani Memory Even the Rat Was White by Robert Guthrie Visit https://podcasts.chconline.org/ (Voices of Compassion) online and see full episode show notes at podcast.chconline.org. Find us on Facebook @chc.paloalto, Twitter and Instagram @CHC_paloalto. Visit our https://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto (YouTube channel) and we are on https://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ (LinkedIn). Sign up for our https://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ (Virtual Village email list) so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Support this podcast

Jun 18

20 min 55 sec

For over a year, we’ve been sheltering in place, wearing masks and keeping our distance from others. The CDC has recently eased restrictions, and we are gradually coming out of our COVID caves. Already, over half of Americans say they have gone out to eat, while almost 60% have recently visited friends and relatives. As a result, some people’s emotional wellbeing has improved and others are experiencing a decline. Everyone’s comfort levels are different. So how do you know what is best for your family’s mental and physical health? How can you create a smooth transition back into the world? Listen in to this podcast to hear strategies from https://www.chconline.org/people/vivien-keil/ (Dr. Vivien Keil), neuropsychologist and Director of Clinical Services at CHC. Her number one piece of advice? Trust your instincts.  Resources: Learn more about http://www.chconline.org/clinicalservices (CHC’s Clinical Services ) Learn more about https://www.chconline.org/evaluations/ (CHC's Evaluations) Visit https://podcasts.chconline.org/ (Voices of Compassion) online and see full episode show notes at podcast.chconline.org. Find us on Facebook @chc.paloalto, Twitter and Instagram @CHC_paloalto. Visit our https://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto (YouTube channel) and we are on https://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ (LinkedIn). Sign up for our https://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ (Virtual Village email list) so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Santo Rico by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ (http://www.twinmusicom.org/) Support this podcast

May 26

21 min 3 sec

As our children develop their own identities, it’s up to parents to teach them how to interact with other cultures, beliefs and backgrounds. It all starts with self-reflection, developing an understanding of our own cultural beliefs and biases. From there, we can acknowledge the history of systemic oppression against minority cultures, developing compassion and empathy along the way. Finally, and with humility, we can begin to challenge our conscious and unconscious biases. In this podcast episode, https://www.chconline.org/people/tony-cepeda/ (Tony Cepeda, LMFT), teaches us how to encourage our children’s curiosity at home, in order to foster respect and understanding of the world at-large. Resources: Learn more about http://www.chconline.org/clinicalservices (CHC’s Clinical Services ) Learn more about https://www.chconline.org/evaluations/ (CHC's Evaluations) Visit https://podcasts.chconline.org/ (Voices of Compassion) online and see full episode show notes at podcast.chconline.org. Find us on Facebook @chc.paloalto, Twitter and Instagram @CHC_paloalto. Visit our https://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto (YouTube channel) and we are on https://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ (LinkedIn). Sign up for our https://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ (Virtual Village email list) so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Santo Rico by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ (http://www.twinmusicom.org/) Support this podcast

May 19

18 min 22 sec

As parents, we all want to create a safe, nurturing and stable home for our families. And the collective, cumulative trauma of the past year made it harder than ever. And so it makes sense that we might turn to trauma-informed parenting, often utilized by foster parents or those whose children have experienced trauma, for ideas. In this podcast episode, we sat down with https://www.chconline.org/people/pardis-khosravi/ (Dr. Pardis Khosravi), licensed psychologist and Clinical Program Manager at CHC, to learn strategies for supporting our kids and building self-growth and resilience in challenging times. Dr. Khosravi explains what trauma does to a child’s brain, how it may manifest during different stages of a child’s development, and how the research on post-traumatic growth shows that positive qualities can come out of really challenging events.  Resources: Learn more about http://www.chconline.org/clinicalservices (CHC’s Clinical Services ) Learn more about https://www.chconline.org/evaluations/ (CHC's Evaluations) Visit https://podcasts.chconline.org/ (Voices of Compassion) online and see full episode show notes at podcast.chconline.org. Find us on Facebook @chc.paloalto, Twitter and Instagram @CHC_paloalto. Visit our https://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto (YouTube channel) and we are on https://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ (LinkedIn). Sign up for our https://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ (Virtual Village email list) so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Santo Rico by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ (http://www.twinmusicom.org/) Support this podcast

May 12

20 min 5 sec

As Head of Adolescent Mental Health Services and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at CHC, https://www.chconline.org/people/vidya-krishnan/ (Dr. Vidya Krishnan), sees her fair share of anxious children and parents. But what if the therapy is precisely the thing they’re most anxious about? In this podcast episode, Dr. Krishnan shares ways to introduce therapy to our children: as an opportunity to learn how to use our words better and handle big emotions. By framing it as a safe space to manage hard things, allowing them to set some of their own goals, and creating incentives for them to engage, we can alleviate feelings of blame or shame and help ease any misgivings. The right therapist will take the time to build a relationship with your family, help identify pain points, and – in collaboration with you and your child – develop goals to craft a unique, customized plan towards achieving them. And when you put it that way, it doesn’t sound so scary after all.  Resources: Learn more about http://www.chconline.org/clinicalservices (CHC’s Clinical Services ) Learn more about https://www.chconline.org/evaluations/ (CHC's Evaluations) Visit https://podcasts.chconline.org/ (Voices of Compassion) online and see full episode show notes at podcast.chconline.org. Find us on Facebook @chc.paloalto, Twitter and Instagram @CHC_paloalto. Visit our https://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto (YouTube channel) and we are on https://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ (LinkedIn). Sign up for our https://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ (Virtual Village email list) so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Santo Rico by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ (http://www.twinmusicom.org/) Support this podcast

May 5

18 min 57 sec

Sometimes we forget (when they give us the silent treatment or shut themselves in their room) that what our teens really want is to be heard. To feel validated and seen for who they really are as they formulate their identities independent from their parents. But connecting with teenagers in a meaningful way can be hard, especially in this time of competing demands where we are juggling multiple roles and the lines between home, school and work are blurred. In this podcast episode, we sat down with teen expert and CHC Clinical Program Manager, https://www.chconline.org/people/jennifer-leydecker/ (Jennifer Leydecker, LMFT), to get her advice on using curiosity and compassion to truly connect with your teen. You’ll hear mindfulness skills like “observe and describe,” as well as tips on how to make space to start tough conversations. Parents with kids of any age will appreciate Jennifer’s wise insights, both as a licensed therapist and mom of three.  Resources: Learn more about http://www.chconline.org/clinicalservices (CHC’s Clinical Services) Learn more about https://www.chconline.org/evaluations/ (CHC's Evaluations) Visit https://podcasts.chconline.org/ (Voices of Compassion) online and see full episode show notes at podcast.chconline.org. Find us on Facebook @chc.paloalto, Twitter and Instagram @CHC_paloalto. Visit our https://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto (YouTube channel) and we are on https://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ (LinkedIn). Sign up for our https://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ (Virtual Village email list) so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Santo Rico by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ (http://www.twinmusicom.org/) Support this podcast

Apr 28

19 min 54 sec

Feeling anxious about coming out from behind your computer screen? You are not alone. According to the APA, nearly 50% of Americans say they feel anxious about getting back to ‘normal’ post-pandemic, enough for psychologists to coin the phrase "re-entry anxiety." Given that we haven’t interacted in-person without some degree of fear or uncertainty in over a year, the feeling is understandable. So how do we manage our anxiety and emerge from our COVID cocoons with confidence and compassion? Tune into this podcast episode, featuring an in-depth conversation with licensed clinical psychologist and CHC’s Chief Clinical Officer, https://www.chconline.org/people/ramsey-khasho/ (Dr. Ramsey Khasho), whose wise words as a clinician and father of three are sure to facilitate your family’s transition back into the world. Resources: Learn more about http://www.chconline.org/clinicalservices (CHC’s Clinical Services) Learn more about https://www.chconline.org/evaluations/ (CHC's Evaluations) Visit https://podcasts.chconline.org/ (Voices of Compassion) online and see full episode show notes at podcast.chconline.org. Find us on Facebook @chc.paloalto, Twitter and Instagram @CHC_paloalto. Visit our https://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto (YouTube channel) and we are on https://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ (LinkedIn). Sign up for our https://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ (Virtual Village email list) so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Santo Rico by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ (http://www.twinmusicom.org/) Support this podcast

Apr 21

19 min 25 sec

Last March, we thought we'd be sheltering in place, wearing masks and social distancing for a few weeks. Yet here we are over a year later, tired and stressed, stretched beyond what we thought we could endure. We're experiencing what mental health experts call a “collective trauma” – overwhelm, isolation and the loss of what life used to be. Some have flourished during shelter-in-place and are anxious about re-entry. Others have lost so much that it feels like only thing left to hold onto is hope. In this episode, CHC’s https://www.chconline.org/people/tony-cepeda/ (Tony Cepeda, LMFT) and https://www.chconline.org/people/karly-crockett/ (Karly Crockett, LCSW) talk about individualized responses to stress, trauma and grief, and how weathering storms together can lead to greater resilience for you and your family.  Resources: Learn more about http://www.chconline.org/clinicalservices (CHC’s Clinical Services) Learn more about https://www.chconline.org/evaluations/ (CHC's Evaluations) Visit https://podcasts.chconline.org/ (Voices of Compassion) online and see full episode show notes at podcast.chconline.org. Find us on Facebook @chc.paloalto, Twitter and Instagram @CHC_paloalto. Visit our https://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto (YouTube channel) and we are on https://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ (LinkedIn). Sign up for our https://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ (Virtual Village email list) so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Santo Rico by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ (http://www.twinmusicom.org/) Support this podcast

Apr 14

19 min 14 sec

The share of Americans reporting symptoms of anxiety disorder, depressive disorder, or both roughly quadrupled from June 2019 to December 2020, according to a Census Bureau study released late last year. Anxiety can be sneaky, popping up in a variety of cognitive, behavioral and physical ways. Because it affects everyone, anxiety is an opportunity for us to share our own emotional experiences with (and model healthy coping strategies for) our kids. We actually need a good balance of anxiety in order to motivate us but not stop us in our tracks. In this podcast episode, CHC’s https://www.chconline.org/people/joan-baran/ (Joan Baran, PhD )and https://www.chconline.org/people/elizabeth-beth-moroney-ma/ (Beth Moroney, MA) share signs and symptoms to look out for, while teaching us how to be our children’s cheerleaders and reminding us to always put our own oxygen masks on first. Listen now!  Resources: Learn more about http://www.chconline.org/clinicalservices (CHC’s Clinical Services) Learn more about https://www.chconline.org/evaluations/ (CHC's Evaluations) Apps: Calm, Headspace, YouTube Visit https://podcasts.chconline.org/ (Voices of Compassion) online and see full episode show notes at podcast.chconline.org. Find us on Facebook @chc.paloalto, Twitter and Instagram @CHC_paloalto. Visit our https://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto (YouTube channel) and we are on https://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ (LinkedIn). Sign up for our https://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ (Virtual Village email list) so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Santo Rico by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ (http://www.twinmusicom.org/) Support this podcast

Apr 7

19 min 17 sec

Working remotely while the kids distance learn from the dining room table and the dishwasher’s full and the couch covered in laundry and the dog needs a walk and it’s already snack time even though you just cleaned up breakfast...The past year has been a time of distraction and overwhelm for all of us, especially those with learning and attention differences. ADHD is a common neurodevelopmental condition that affects about 9% of children in the U.S. between the ages of 3-17. In today’s podcast episode, we're talking with Ross Loofbourrow, an adult with ADHD who has learned throughout his lifetime to use his differences to his advantage, and leverage his strengths as superpowers. Ross will share his experiences living through a pandemic with ADHD–the joys, the struggles and the strategies he’s learned along the way. Resources: Learn more about http://www.chconline.org/clinicalservices (CHC’s Clinical Services ) Learn more about https://www.chconline.org/evaluations/ (CHC's Evaluations) App: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/endel-focus-sleep-relax/id1346247457 (Endel) Time Timer clock Visit https://podcasts.chconline.org/ (Voices of Compassion) online and see full episode show notes at podcast.chconline.org. Find us on Facebook @chc.paloalto, Twitter and Instagram @CHC_paloalto. Visit our https://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto (YouTube channel) and we are on https://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ (LinkedIn). Sign up for our https://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ (Virtual Village email list) so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Santo Rico by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ (http://www.twinmusicom.org/) Support this podcast

Mar 31

19 min 59 sec

When COVID closed schools, https://www.chconline.org/people/joaquin-burciaga/ (Dr. Joaquin Burciaga) and his wife, both neuropsychologists, transformed their living room into a preschool for their daughter with special needs. Over the past year, they’ve learned a thing or two about resilience, patience and the importance of flexibility. Dr. Burciaga is amazed that kids were ever expected to sit still at a desk all day, and has come to peace with the fact that things don’t often go as expected. He has learned to trust his gut, be kind to himself and let his best be good enough. Most of all, Dr. Burciaga has realized the wondrous strength of his daughter, who is exceeding expectations and beating the odds every single day. Tune in for more wit and wisdom on his parenting journey.  Resources: Learn more about http://www.chconline.org/clinicalservices (CHC’s Clinical Services) Learn more about https://www.chconline.org/evaluations/ (Evaluations) Visit https://podcasts.chconline.org/ (Voices of Compassion) online and see full episode show notes at podcast.chconline.org. Find us on Facebook @chc.paloalto, Twitter and Instagram @CHC_paloalto. Visit our https://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto (YouTube channel) and we are on https://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ (LinkedIn). Sign up for our https://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ (Virtual Village email list) so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Santo Rico by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ (http://www.twinmusicom.org/) Support this podcast

Mar 24

19 min 55 sec

As the mom of a daughter with dyslexia, Dewey Rosetti knows first-hand that having a child with a learning difference can take as big a toll on their confidence as their report card. But as an LD advocate and author, she also knows that normal doesn’t exist and neurodiversity can lead to brilliance. In today’s podcast episode, we sat down with Dewey to glean her best advice for parents to support their bright kids who are struggling in school. Our favorite takeaway? “If you can think about seeing your child as an individual with his own strengths and challenges and not be swept up in competing with the kid who happens to think the way the classroom is designed...that is the road to his success.” Tune in to hear more!  Resources: Learn more about https://www.chconline.org/clinicalservices/ (CHC's Clinical Services) Learn more about https://www.chconline.org/evaluations/ (evaluations at CHC) Parenting Bright Kids Who Struggle in School by Dewey Rosetti The End of Average by Todd Rose The Strength Switch by Lea Waters Normal Sucks by Jonathan Mooney Visit https://podcasts.chconline.org/ (Voices of Compassion) online and see full episode show notes at podcast.chconline.org. Find us on Facebook @chc.paloalto, Twitter and Instagram @CHC_paloalto. Visit our https://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto (YouTube channel) and we are on https://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ (LinkedIn). Sign up for our https://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ (Virtual Village email list) so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Santo Rico by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ (http://www.twinmusicom.org/) Support this podcast

Mar 17

20 min 2 sec

In a year where every one of us has experienced the loss of normalcy, safety and independence, we are feeling the effects of psychological and physiological fatigue. Stress can manifest itself in a variety of physical, emotional and behavioral symptoms, which can make it harder for kids to learn and contribute to risk of developing mental health difficulties. Tune in as https://www.chconline.org/people/patrice-crisostomo/ (Patrice Crisostomo, PhD), Clinical Program Manager and Licensed Psychologist at CHC, explains our bodies’ stress response during COVID and how we can build resilience during challenging times. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of why you (and your child) feel the way you do, a sense of self-validation and a doctor’s orders to “be kind to yourself.”  Resources: Learn more about https://www.chconline.org/clinicalservices/ (CHC's Clinical Services) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061906190?ie=UTF8&tag=quarandquir-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0061906190 (The Explosive Child) https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/understanding-the-stress-response (Understanding the stress response) https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/stress/2020/report# (Stress in American 2020) https://www.ted.com/talks/madhumita_murgia_how_stress_affects_your_brain?language=en (How stress affects your brain) https://www.parentingscience.com/parenting-stress.html (Parenting Stress: What causes it, and how does it change us?) https://www.apa.org/topics/resilience (Building your resilience) Child psychologist and author, Ross Greene Visit https://podcasts.chconline.org/ (Voices of Compassion) online and see full episode show notes at podcast.chconline.org. Find us on Facebook @chc.paloalto, Twitter and Instagram @CHC_paloalto. Visit our https://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto (YouTube channel) and we are on https://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ (LinkedIn). Sign up for our https://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ (Virtual Village email list) so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Santo Rico by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ (http://www.twinmusicom.org/) Support this podcast

Mar 10

20 min 6 sec

How do you support your young child’s development in a pandemic, when so much of it depends on play, exploration and social interaction? Tune in as our guest, https://www.chconline.org/people/shirit-megiddo/ (Shirit Megiddo, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL), Speech-Language Pathologist at CHC and mom of a two-year-old son, shares typical developmental milestones and ideas for keeping young children engaged both on-and offline as the pandemic wears on. It’s hard to know what’s normal and what’s not these days as our children approach a full year of mask wearing and social distancing. We as parents are constantly trying to balance what’s safe with what’s optimal for our child’s development. Shirit reminds us that the time that you’re already spending cooking and cleaning and gardening and folding laundry are perfect launchpads for developing communication and life skills. She even helps us figure out how to incorporate peer-to-peer and pretend play into our child’s day, and reminds us to never underestimate the power of a cardboard box, a paper towel roll and an imagination.  Resources: Learn more about CHC’s Clinical Services https://www.chconline.org/resourcelibrary/when-should-you-seek-the-advice-of-a-speech-language-pathologist/ (When Should You Seek the Advice of a Speech-Language Pathologist?) Visit https://podcasts.chconline.org/ (Voices of Compassion) online and see full episode show notes at podcast.chconline.org. Find us on Facebook @chc.paloalto, Twitter and Instagram @CHC_paloalto. Visit our https://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto (YouTube channel) and we are on https://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ (LinkedIn). Sign up for our https://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ (Virtual Village email list) so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Santo Rico by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ (http://www.twinmusicom.org/) Support this podcast

Mar 3

17 min 56 sec

From following your instincts and asking for help to taking your family’s temperature and practicing “Wise Mind,” today’s podcast episode offers a heartfelt and authentic glimpse into one family’s journey with Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). DBT is an intensive therapeutic approach teaching social emotional and resilience skills that can help adolescents struggling with emotion regulation, excessive worrying, withdrawing from friends, self-harm and/or suicidality. https://www.chconline.org/people/kimm-angel/ (Kimm Angel), a Marketing Associate at CHC and mom of two daughters, encourages listeners first and foremost to listen to their gut: “No one knows your child better than you do. You’re not overreacting and you are a good parent.” Tune in today to learn more about how DBT can help your family heal. Resources: Learn more about CHC’s Clinical Services Visit https://www.chconline.org/clinicalservices/teen-dbt-skills-groups/ (CHC's DBT Skills Group) Visit https://www.chconline.org/resourcelibrary/what-is-dbt-infographic-downloadable/ (CHC's DBT infographic) Visit https://podcasts.chconline.org/ (Voices of Compassion) online and see full episode show notes at podcast.chconline.org. Find us on Facebook @chc.paloalto, Twitter and Instagram @CHC_paloalto. Visit our https://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto (YouTube channel) and we are on https://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ (LinkedIn). Sign up for our https://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ (Virtual Village email list) so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Santo Rico by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ (http://www.twinmusicom.org/) Support this podcast

Feb 24

17 min 55 sec

Teachers are usually on the front lines of our child’s well-being, noticing learning, behavioral or attention challenges, supporting them in the classroom and relaying them to us as parents. With our kids learning from home, it’s much harder for teachers to identify and defuse potential causes for concern. While many parents are busy with their own work and responsibilities, there are some red flags to be aware of that may indicate your child is struggling with more than just slouching over a screen. In today’s podcast episode, CHC’s Chief Schools Officer, https://www.chconline.org/people/chris-harris/ (Chris Harris, MEd), helps us distinguish between learning differences and Zoom-fatigue; collaborate with teachers to ensure our child’s needs are being met; weigh the pros and cons of transferring schools; and keep goals and outcomes realistic.  Resources: Learn more about https://www.chconline.org/clinicalservices/ (CHC's clinical services) Sign up for a https://www.sandhillschool.org/visit/ (Sand Hill School virtual tour) Register for the live Q&A session featuring Chris Harris, MEd, Ask an Expert: Returning to School Visit https://podcasts.chconline.org/ (Voices of Compassion) online and see full episode show notes at podcast.chconline.org. Find us on Facebook @chc.paloalto, Twitter and Instagram @CHC_paloalto. Visit our https://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto (YouTube channel) and we are on https://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ (LinkedIn). Sign up for our Virtual Village email list so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Santo Rico by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ (http://www.twinmusicom.org/) Support this podcast

Feb 17

19 min 57 sec

Life has perhaps never felt more out of our control than it has over the past year. But refusing to accept our reality doesn’t change its outcome. Rather it increases the suffering that comes from the futility of fighting against it. Enter Radical Acceptance: the practice of letting go of the illusion of control and being willing to accept things as they are right now. In this episode, Patrice Crisostomo, PhD and https://www.chconline.org/people/leeanne-merritt/ (Leeanne Merritt, LCSW), discuss the life-changing power of radical acceptance and share strategies for making the conscious choice to stop resisting and denying the way things are. It doesn’t mean we have to like or agree with the situation, just acknowledge it in order to reduce the suffering caused by trying to change something that’s out of our control. Only when we accept it all the way, just as it is, can we work on changing our behaviors and emotions in order to improve our situation and, ultimately, our lives.  Resources: https://dialecticalbehaviortherapy.com/ (Dialectical Behavior Therapy website) Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents) by Eline Snel Visit https://podcasts.chconline.org/ (Voices of Compassion) online and see full episode show notes at podcast.chconline.org. Find us on Facebook @chc.paloalto, Twitter and Instagram @CHC_paloalto. Visit our https://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto (YouTube channel) and we are on https://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ (LinkedIn). Sign up for our https://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ (Virtual Village email list) so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Santo Rico by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ (http://www.twinmusicom.org/) Support this podcast

Feb 10

17 min 7 sec

With distance and hybrid learning, parents have front row seats like never before to their children’s strengths and challenges. Has your child memorized elaborate sequences of historical events but can’t remember to turn in homework? Are they doing advanced math for fun but won’t fill out a simple worksheet for school? Does your child talk about complex topics but struggle to read at grade level? You may have a twice-exceptional (2e) child! Listen to this week’s episode to hear Callie Turk and Yael Valek, founders of Resilience and Engagement for Every Learner (REEL) and parents of 2e kids, discuss effective approaches for supporting 2e learners. Callie and Yael share strategies for building self-advocacy, communication skills and social supports while connecting with teachers to champion each child’s unique learning profile. If left unidentified or supported, twice exceptional students can be prone to anxiety, loss of self-esteem, school burnout or depression, but if properly nurtured, they can come up with solutions that others can’t see. Adds Yael, “they’re the ones changing the world.”  Resources: https://www.reelpaloalto.org/post/intro-to-2e-one-pager (REEL 2e Fact Sheet) https://www.reelpaloalto.org/2e-distance-learning-tips (REEL 2e Distance Learning Tips) https://www.reelpaloalto.org/post/what-to-do-twice-exceptional-students-and-distance-learning (What to Do? Twice-Exceptional Students and Distance Learning) https://www.reelpaloalto.org/post/benefits-of-distance-learning-for-2e-learners (Benefits of Distance Learning for 2e Learners ) https://www.reelpaloalto.org/post/is-your-child-twice-exceptional (Is Your Child Twice-Exceptional)? Visit https://podcasts.chconline.org/ (Voices of Compassion) online and see full episode show notes at podcast.chconline.org. Find us on Facebook @chc.paloalto, Twitter and Instagram @CHC_paloalto. Visit our https://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto (YouTube channel) and we are on https://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ (LinkedIn). Sign up for our https://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ (Virtual Village email list) so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Santo Rico by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ (http://www.twinmusicom.org/) Support this podcast

Feb 3

22 min 51 sec

College is a big decision, especially for those with mental health challenges and even more so during a pandemic. Thankfully, our guest on today’s podcast is an expert at getting adolescents to open up, let their guards down and feel heard. Hear from https://www.chconline.org/people/katherine-reeves/ (Katie Reeves), Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at CHC, talk about strategies to foster healthy conversations on even the toughest topics. Katie talks about the importance of setting goals, asking questions, validating teens’ feelings and putting ourselves in their shoes. Still at an impasse? Try her two-step process. And remember: it’s OK to tell our kids that we don’t have all the answers, that we’re nervous about the conversation, or frustrated that we don’t know how to help. It’s the perfect opportunity for parents to show our kids how human we are. Visit https://podcasts.chconline.org/ (Voices of Compassion) online and see full episode show notes at podcast.chconline.org. Find us on Facebook @chc.paloalto, Twitter and Instagram @CHC_paloalto. Visit our https://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto (YouTube channel) and we are on https://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ (LinkedIn). Sign up for our https://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ (Virtual Village email list) so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Santo Rico by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ (http://www.twinmusicom.org/) Support this podcast

Jan 27

20 min 5 sec

Mental health is one of the biggest issues our world is collectively facing, creating a “shadow pandemic” as widespread as the virus itself. Today’s guest, CHC Licensed Psychologist https://www.chconline.org/people/pardis-khosravi/ (Pardis Khosravi), shares strategies for us to be more understanding and accepting of our own humanness, thus improving our ability to cope with adversity, make changes that lead to personal growth and model self-compassion for our kids. Resources: https://self-compassion.org/category/exercises/ (Self-compassion exercises) Recommended reading: Germer, C. K. (2009). The mindful path to self-compassion: Freeing yourself from destructive thoughts and emotions. New York: Guilford Press. Visit https://podcasts.chconline.org/ (Voices of Compassion) online and see full episode show notes at podcast.chconline.org. Find us on Facebook @chc.paloalto, Twitter and Instagram @CHC_paloalto. Visit our https://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto (YouTube channel) and we are on https://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ (LinkedIn). Sign up for our https://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ (Virtual Village email list) so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Santo Rico by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ (http://www.twinmusicom.org/) Support this podcast

Jan 20

18 min 48 sec

From creating a schedule and routine to providing ample opportunity for exercise and play, https://www.chconline.org/people/jody-miller/ (Jody Miller, MEd, BCBA) shares her best advice for at-home learning success. As Head of https://www.chconline.org/ebc/ (Esther B. Clark Schools), Jody’s experience with kids who struggle in a typical classroom environment have prepared her to creatively address problem behavior and positively reinforce those behaviors we’d like to see more of. Jody reminds us that parenting in a pandemic is not easy for anyone, and self-compassion is key for us to be able to practice empathy towards our kids. Tune in to hear more expert advice from this https://www.chconline.org/ (CHC) superstar!  Visit https://podcasts.chconline.org/ (Voices of Compassion) online and see full episode show notes at podcast.chconline.org. Find us on Facebook @chc.paloalto, Twitter and Instagram @CHC_paloalto. Visit our https://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto (YouTube channel) and we are on https://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ (LinkedIn). Sign up for our https://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ (Virtual Village email list) so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Santo Rico by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ (http://www.twinmusicom.org/) Support this podcast

Jan 13

23 min 50 sec

From parenting, mindfulness, raising compassionate kids, self-compassion, empathy, ADHD, distance learning, positive feedback, mental health and family dynamics, we’ve covered a lot of territory since our podcast launched in October. Today we take a brief jaunt down memory lane and revisit some of our favorite takeaways from past episodes. Join us for this short-and-sweet listen, and be sure to visit our https://podcasts.chconline.org/ (Podcast Archive) to access your favorite episodes in their entirety! Visit https://podcasts.chconline.org/ (Voices of Compassion) online and see full episode show notes at podcast.chconline.org. Find us on Facebook @chc.paloalto, Twitter and Instagram @CHC_paloalto. Visit our https://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto (YouTube channel) and we are on https://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ (LinkedIn). Sign up for our https://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ (Virtual Village email list) so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Santo Rico by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/ (http://www.twinmusicom.org/) Support this podcast

Jan 6

10 min 28 sec

From creating snow creatures out of marshmallows and (melting them in a cup of cocoa) to hosting a “quarantine potluck,” https://www.chconline.org/ (CHC) clinicians compiled a list of ways to safely find and share cheer this holiday season. In today’s episode, CHC’s Director of Community Connections and podcast host, https://www.chconline.org/people/cindy-lopez/ (Cindy Lopez) talks with Marketing Associate, https://www.chconline.org/people/michael-navarrete/ (Mike Navarrete) and Associate Director of Marketing and Communications, https://www.chconline.org/people/liza-bennigson/ (Liza Bennigson) about their favorite ideas as well as the holiday memories they evoke. Guaranteed to help make your days merry and bright!  Visit https://podcasts.chconline.org/ (Voices of Compassion) online and see full episode show notes at podcast.chconline.org. Find us on Facebook @chc.paloalto, Twitter and Instagram @CHC_paloalto. Visit our https://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto (YouTube channel) and we are on https://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ (LinkedIn). Sign up for our https://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ (Virtual Village email list) so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Support this podcast

Dec 2020

17 min 50 sec

Sheltering in place has created some new family dynamics. Emotions and anxiety are heightened as we deal with COVID-19, distance learning and more. What can you as a parent do to support a healthy family environment in your home? Tune into this podcast to hear about some strategies you can use now. Guest: https://www.chconline.org/people/jennifer-leydecker/ (Jennifer Leydecker), LMFT, Clinical Program Manager at CHC Visit https://podcasts.chconline.org/ (Voices of Compassion) online and see full episode show notes at podcast.chconline.org. Find us on Facebook @chc.paloalto, Twitter and Instagram @CHC_paloalto. Visit our https://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto (YouTube channel) and we are on https://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ (LinkedIn). Sign up for our https://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ (Virtual Village email list) so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Support this podcast

Dec 2020

20 min 23 sec

In today’s episode, https://www.chconline.org/people/tony-cepeda/ (Tony Cepeda,) Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Clinical Program Manager at https://www.chconline.org/ (CHC), shares sobering statistics on the current state of youth mental health along with simple strategies on how best to help manage your child’s emotional well-being. With empathy for the myriad demands on parents right now, Tony offers creative ways to foster openness, start conversations, stay connected and have more fun in just 10 minutes/day. Takeaways include ways to combat isolation, enhance social connection and reduce stress within current limitations.  Resources: Two phone apps that are helpful for dealing with stress and anxiety: https://www.headspace.com/ (Headspace) – provides guided meditations, articles and videos https://www.calm.com/ (Calm) – provides tips for relaxation and sleep Visit https://podcasts.chconline.org/ (Voices of Compassion) online and see full episode show notes at podcast.chconline.org. Find us on Facebook @chc.paloalto, Twitter and Instagram @CHC_paloalto. Visit our https://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto (YouTube channel) and we are on https://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ (LinkedIn). Sign up for our https://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ (Virtual Village email list) so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Support this podcast

Dec 2020

21 min 31 sec

In today’s episode, ADHD expert https://www.chconline.org/people/glen-elliott/ (Dr. Glen Elliott), Chief Psychiatrist and Medical Director at CHC, shares his wisdom on how ADHD might present itself during distance learning; how to mitigate distractions and maximize learning; to medicate or not to medicate; finding compassion for yourself and your child; and the importance of positive reinforcement.  Resources: Raising Human Beings by Ross Greene Visit https://podcasts.chconline.org/ (Voices of Compassion) online and see full episode show notes at podcast.chconline.org. Find us on Facebook @chc.paloalto, Twitter and Instagram @CHC_paloalto. Visit our https://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto (YouTube channel) and we are on https://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ (LinkedIn). Sign up for our https://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ (Virtual Village email list) so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Support this podcast

Nov 2020

19 min 58 sec

Distance learning is a challenge at best. Add ADHD to the mix and you get a whole new kind of challenge. Tune into https://podcasts.chconline.org/episodes/best-strategies-for-adhd-distance-learning-part1/ (this episode) to hear from ADHD expert, https://www.chconline.org/people/glen-elliott/ (Dr. Glen Elliott), Chief Psychiatrist and Medical Director at CHC, about how you can best support your child with ADHD while learning remotely. Resources: Raising Human Beings by Ross Greene Visit https://podcasts.chconline.org/ (Voices of Compassion) online and see full episode show notes at podcast.chconline.org. Find us on Facebook @chc.paloalto, Twitter and Instagram @CHC_paloalto. Visit our https://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto (YouTube channel) and we are on https://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ (LinkedIn). Sign up for our https://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ (Virtual Village email list) so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Support this podcast

Nov 2020

21 min 28 sec

Host https://www.chconline.org/people/cindy-lopez/ (Cindy Lopez) interviews https://www.chconline.org/people/joan-baran/ (Dr. Joan Baran), Clinical Director at https://www.chconline.org/ (CHC), as they unpack Dr. Baran’s well known C.A.L.M. parenting technique. This memorable acronym provides a roadmap for working with your child - at every age - to overcome opposing viewpoints and create a path forward marked with unity and respect.  Read https://www.chconline.org/resourcelibrary/parenting-with-c-a-l-m/ (Dr. Baran’s blog post here). Visit https://podcasts.chconline.org/ (Voices of Compassion) online and see full episode show notes at podcast.chconline.org. Find us on Facebook @chc.paloalto, Twitter and Instagram @CHC_paloalto. Visit our https://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto (YouTube channel) and we are on https://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ (LinkedIn). Sign up for our https://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ (Virtual Village email list) so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Support this podcast

Nov 2020

21 min 27 sec

Join host https://www.chconline.org/people/cindy-lopez/ (Cindy Lopez )and her guests as they discuss how a family culture of compassion can really open hearts and minds. Therapist https://www.chconline.org/people/kendra-evans-fraka/ (Kendra Fraka )and Occupational Therapist, https://www.chconline.org/people/vibha-pathak/ (Vibha Pathak) draw from their professional experiences working with kids of all ages and raising their own children - to help us cultivate a compassionate and unjudging community, starting at home. No surprise here: compassion starts with us.  In this episode, Kendra, Vibha and Cindy share about expanding a sense of fairness among siblings, seeing the meaning behind online/digital behavior and how noticing differences among us can contribute to mindfulness. They also share specific strategies to teach compassion and discuss the link between compassion and mental health. Resources: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/homepage (Common Sense Media ) https://podcasts.chconline.org/episodes/top-3-mindfulness-strategies-to-reduce-stress/ (Top 3 Mindfulness Strategies to Reduce Stress podcast episode) https://www.thekindnessrocksproject.com/ (The Kindness Rocks Project) Visit https://podcasts.chconline.org/ (Voices of Compassion) online and see full episode show notes at podcast.chconline.org. Find us on Facebook @chc.paloalto, Twitter and Instagram @CHC_paloalto. Visit our https://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto (YouTube channel) and we are on https://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ (LinkedIn). Sign up for our https://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ (Virtual Village email list) so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Support this podcast

Nov 2020

22 min 7 sec

Living in this uncertain and changing environment can lead to stress responses in all of us. All children respond to stress in different ways – some responses are more productive than others. Listen in to this podcast to hear about 3 valuable mindfulness strategies you can use today with your kids to help alleviate stress. Featured guest: Jennifer Salomon, OTD, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist at CHC. Visit https://podcasts.chconline.org/ (Voices of Compassion) online and see full show notes at podcast.chconline.org. Find us on Facebook @chc.paloalto, Twitter and Instagram @CHC_paloalto. Visit our https://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto (YouTube channel) and we are on https://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ (LinkedIn). Sign up for our https://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ (Virtual Village email list) so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Song Attribution: Acoustic Meditation 2 by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Artist: audionautix.com Support this podcast

Oct 2020

20 min 15 sec

Last week on https://podcasts.chconline.org/ (Voices of Compassion), Guest https://www.chconline.org/people/liza-bennigson/ (Liza Bennigson) candidly shared how her family of four is adjusting to a new normal and the social emotional impacts from this year. On part two of "I Will Get By," Liza talks about what she's learned about self-care, how to start difficult conversations with your kids and tips she's learned from https://www.chconline.org/ (CHC) clinicians for hanging on during hopeless moments. https://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/back-to-school-tips/ (Sign up here) to receive Liza's blogs showcasing the best of what she's learned from CHC clinicians about this school-from-home life. Visit https://podcasts.chconline.org/ (Voices of Compassion) online and see full show notes at podcast.chconline.org. Find us on Facebook @chc.paloalto, Twitter and Instagram @CHC_paloalto. Visit our https://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto (YouTube channel) and we are on https://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ (LinkedIn). Sign up for our https://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ (Virtual Village email list) so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Support this podcast

Oct 2020

16 min 27 sec

https://www.chconline.org/people/liza-bennigson/ (Liza Bennigson) is the mother of two elementary school children and the Associate Director of Marketing and Communications here at https://www.chconline.org/ (CHC). Liza dives into talking about her unfiltered experiences being a working mom who feels like most of us, wondering, will there be any end in sight? Liza and hosthttps://www.chconline.org/people/cindy-lopez/ ( Cindy Lopez )discuss the challenges of COVID and how kids are impacted, finding different ways of staying connected, prioritizing our kids social emotional wellness and the importance of honest and open conversations with our kids about mental health. Visit https://podcasts.chconline.org/ (Voices of Compassion) online and see full episode show notes at podcast.chconline.org. Find us on Facebook @chc.paloalto, Twitter and Instagram @CHC_paloalto. Visit our https://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto (YouTube channel) and we are on https://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ (LinkedIn). Sign up for our https://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ (Virtual Village email list) so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Support this podcast

Oct 2020

13 min 56 sec

CHC's https://podcasts.chconline.org/ (Voices of Compassion podcast) episodes include guests from our own ranks at https://www.chconline.org/ (CHC), expert clinicians and educators. Topics include things like: https://podcasts.chconline.org/episodes/top-3-mindfulness-strategies-to-reduce-stress/ (Top Three Mindfulness Strategies to Reduce Stress), https://podcasts.chconline.org/episodes/raising-compassionate-kids/ (Raising Compassionate Kids), Positive Behavior Strategies and Distance Learning, https://podcasts.chconline.org/episodes/all-under-the-same-roof-family-dynamics-while-sheltered-in-place/ (Family Dynamics During Shelter in Place), Talking to Your Kids about Race and lots more. We'd love to have you tune in every week. A new episode will be posted every Wednesday.  Visit https://podcasts.chconline.org/ (Voices of Compassion) online and see full episode show notes at podcast.chconline.org. Find us on Facebook @chc.paloalto, Twitter and Instagram @CHC_paloalto. Visit our https://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto (YouTube channel) and we are on https://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ (LinkedIn). Sign up for our https://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ (Virtual Village email list) so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Support this podcast

Oct 2020

4 min 3 sec

2020. The year that will not end. We started with COVID-19 in March and sheltering in place. And then layered on school closure and added distance learning. On top of that, we've experienced social unrest regarding race and tens of thousands of people evacuated due to wildfires. How much more can we take?  Welcome to CHC's new https://podcasts.chconline.org/ (Voices of Compassion podcast). https://www.chconline.org/ (CHC )provides learning and mental health services for kids, teens, young adults and families. Read https://www.chconline.org/resourcelibrary/more-thoughts-from-my-garage/ (Dr. Ramsey Khasho’s blog here). Visit https://podcasts.chconline.org/ (Voices of Compassion) online and see full episode show notes at podcast.chconline.org. Find us on Facebook @chc.paloalto, Twitter and Instagram @CHC_paloalto. Visit our https://www.youtube.com/user/chconlinepaloalto (YouTube channel) and we are on https://www.linkedin.com/company/504201/admin/ (LinkedIn). Sign up for our https://www.chconline.org/virtual-village/ (Virtual Village email list) so you never miss an update or an episode. Be sure to subscribe and we love to hear from you - email us at podcast@chconline.org. Support this podcast

Oct 2020

5 min 57 sec