Voices of Compassion Podcast
Voices of Compassion Podcast

Season 2 - Episode 7 | October 6, 2021

Teens, Stress and Sleep

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Show Notes

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 — Dr. Joan Baran, Clinical Director at CHC, and Deepika Bose, Doctoral Psychology Intern — to learn strategies for helping your teen develop healthy sleep habits. You may even want to try some yourself!

Guest Info

Joan Baran

Joan Baran, PhD

Clinical Director at CHC

Dr. Baran has over 20 years’ experience working with young children in a variety of settings. Her expertise includes infant and young child assessment, autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities. She speaks Spanish. She is an avid Tar Heel basketball fan.

Guest Info

Deepika Bose headshot

Deepika Bose, MS

Doctoral Psychology Intern at CHC

Deepika Bose attended the University of Los Angeles, California (UCLA) for her undergraduate degree in Psychology and minor in Cognitive Science. After graduating, she worked as a coordinator at both the UCLA Child OCD, Anxiety, and Tic Disorders Program and UCLA Parenting and Children’s Friendship Program. She then moved to Miami, Florida to pursue her doctoral degree at Florida International University (FIU). At FIU, she was a member of the FIU Child Anxiety and Phobia Program and received specialized training in working with children and families. She successfully defended her doctoral dissertation in June 2021 and is en route to obtaining her PhD in July 2022.

Outside of work, Deepika enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing with her dog and exploring the Bay Area.