The Impact of Bullying on Children

We will explore the many ways in which kids are physically, emotionally and psychologically bullied and the impact that bullying has both in the short-term and the long-term. We will look at the role that families, society, and our culture inadvertently plays in modeling and enabling bullying behaviors. We will explore why certain kids are...

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Intimate Partner Violence

In this hour we define the many ways in which people experience intimate partner violence and abuse, as well as the power and control tactics that abusers use.  Our guest, Dave Thomas previously of the Montgomery County Police Department, describes the police response to domestic violence calls and what needs to change in their training so their...

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Understanding Depression and Exploring Treatment Options

One in five people will experience a Major Depressive episode in their lifetime. In this hour, Dr. Kevin Ferentz, a national expert in the treatment of depression, discusses the debilitating symptoms associated with this diagnosis. We explore: The impact that depression can have on our physical, social and emotional wellbeing, such as increased health problems;...

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The Power of Adoption

Along with special guest Maris H. Blechner, M.Ed, LCSW, we explore the current state of adoption, including misconceptions about the process, who is adopting, who is placing their children up for adoption and who needs to be adopted in the United States. We also look at: What makes an adoption successful or unsuccessful, how to...

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From Survivor to Thriver – Overcoming the Impact of Traumatic Experiences

Lisa explains the dynamics that can make life events traumatizing, and the ways in which we are hard-wired to respond to trauma. In this podcast, Lisa: Explores the issue of loss and how that colors a victim’s sense of the world and others around them. Identifies some of the reasons why people can react differently...

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Small in Stature, Big in Heart

Matthew Jeffers was born with a rare form of dwarfism, called Skeletal Dysplasia, but that has never dampened his extraordinary life philosophy that “the only real adversity is a bad attitude.” Matt will discuss the medical complications he has endured, and the influences that have made a positive difference in his life. Undaunted by his...

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