December 4, 2023 | Episode 8, Season 4
with Dr. Katie Reeves
Recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal a concerning surge in persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness among high school girls in particular. In just a decade, these numbers have nearly doubled. In today’s episode, we talk with Dr. Katie Reeves, health researcher and Nurse Practitioner who specializes in the care of anxious, suicidal, and self-harming teens and their families. We explore the prevalence of mental health challenges among adolescent girls, from social pressures to the influence of social media and more. Listen now to learn more about what you can do to support our adolescent girls today.
November 20, 2023 | Episode 7, Season 4
with Dr. Lisa White
Being an adolescent girl can be hard – add learning challenges and giftedness – and everything seems to be amplified. In this podcast episode, we welcome guest, Dr. Lisa White, Psychologist at The Summit Center, who works with twice exceptional girls, as we discuss how these remarkable individuals perceive themselves and navigate school and life. You’ll gain valuable insights about twice exceptional girls and hear some strategies for nurturing their strengths and addressing their specific needs. Dr. Lisa sheds light on the unique experiences of twice exceptional (2e) girls with practical tips for parents looking for ways to provide support to them.
November 6, 2023 | Episode 6, Season 4
with Dr. Marjan Ebadi and Dr. Dylan Stewart
Along with its challenges, ADHD also brings unique strengths. Those strengths are often overshadowed by challenges, so in today’s episode we want to shed light on the strengths! In this episode we explore these strengths and how understanding strengths can transform the way we think about ADHD and how we can support our students with ADHD. We talk with CHC psychologists, Dr. Marjan Ebadi and Dr. Dylan Stewart, who share their knowledge and experience with us. Educators, parents and anyone interested in empowering students with ADHD will find valuable insights and strategies for maximizing the potential of these amazing youth.
October 23, 2023 | Episode 5, Season 4
with Sean Nesamoney
In this episode we have the opportunity to hear about the remarkable journey of Sean Nesamoney, who was a high school student with a love and talent for music. It’s a testament to the synergy between music and mental health, showcasing how Sean’s passion for music became a vision for a concert to highlight and support teen mental health resources in the community. As you listen, you’ll be moved by Sean’s dedication to making a difference around teen mental health and also inspire others to take action. As Sean says, “I hope that listeners are inspired to just start. If there’s a project in mind that you want to pursue or an issue that’s important to you, just start, because you never know where it could take you.”
October 9, 2023 | Episode 4, Season 4
with Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide
Join us as we talk with Drs Fernette and Brock Eide about the often misunderstood and overlooked strengths of dyslexia, shedding light on how to identify and nurture these remarkable attributes. The Eides are founders of Dyslexic Advantage and leading figures in the field of dyslexia research and advocacy. With decades of experience, they have altered our understanding of dyslexia beyond its challenges and into the realm of its unique advantages. Discover how dyslexia isn't just about difficulties with reading and writing, but how it shapes individuals' cognitive profiles in distinctive ways. We discuss the amazing strengths that often accompany dyslexia — these different minds will be our creators, discoverers, explorers and more. To quote Dr. Brock Eide, "something good is coming, or may already even be here!"
September 25, 2023 | Episode 3, Season 4
with Ross Loofbourrow
In a world where ADHD is often overshadowed by its challenges, this episode offers a refreshing perspective that focuses on uncovering its strengths. Listen now for an insightful conversation with Ross Loofbourrow, a millennial who not only lives with ADHD but thrives! Through Ross’s lived experience, we gain a unique vantage point that highlights the importance of understanding and harnessing the inherent strengths of ADHD all while navigating its inevitable challenges. Ross shares his journey with ADHD openly with personal insights and stories offering a firsthand account of how ADHD has shaped his life in unexpected and empowering ways.
September 11, 2023 | Episode 2, Season 4
with Cheri & Jack
Today’s podcast episode underscores the power of resilience, understanding and growth in the face of mental health challenges. Join us for this conversation with Jack and his mom, Cheri. Jack was a teen who seemingly had it all — popular with his peers, strong friendships, a leader on the Varsity track team and a very strong student (graduated as Valedictorian of his class!). Yet, beneath the surface, Jack grappled with an internal battle with anxiety and OCD that would reshape his life in unexpected ways. How could this accomplished student and leader on the track struggle with these feelings that seemed insurmountable? Cheri, Jack’s mom, expresses that she knew something wasn’t quite right, but wasn’t sure how to help. And then Jack started talking about what was going on underneath the surface. Cheri knew that Jack needed help, and she was determined to find that help even though it proved challenging. Join us to hear this conversation with Jack and his mom — it’s a story about struggle, but also about hope and resilience.
August 28, 2023 | Episode 1, Season 4
with Sharmila Roy, PhD and Stacey Soderquist, MA
Our brains are not fully developed until the mid-20s, so it’s no wonder that our adolescents still need help with the all important executive functioning skills. In this episode, we talk about the often underestimated yet pivotal aspect of cognitive growth: executive functioning in teens. Tune in as our guest host, Natalie Tamburello, discusses executive functioning with Dr. Sharmila Roy, and Stacey Soderquist both from The Schwab Learning Center at CHC. They talk about real-life scenarios and the impact of executive functioning skills on our ability to complete a task, plus how we can nurture executive functioning skills to empower adolescents to thrive academically, emotionally, and socially. They also explore the role of organizational tools and communication techniques in enhancing these cognitive abilities.