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Are they safe?

Are they safe?

By Stafford Green and Carole Swiecicki
Looking out for children is everyone's responsibility. But with things like child sexual abuse, bullying, and depression lurking around - what do you exactly look for youth behavior, and what precisely should you do? Join Carole Swiecicki, Ph.D. (clinical psychologist and head of a leading child advocacy center), Stafford Green (founder, CAPE- Child Abuse Prevention Education), and expert guests for the critical conversation, leading research, and tools to help us all keep every child safe.
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#8 - How do I choose my childcare provider?
From daycare to babysitting to piano teachers, how do you reduce the risk of your child being in an unsafe situation?   What are the questions to ask, what reports should you seek, ...how do you even talk to providers about it?   Carole's extensive expertise is on your side with clear explanations and critical actions.   Take a listen ... and keep your child safe.
26:27
May 21, 2021
#7 - Are you ready? Preparing Yourself for Difficult Conversations About Protecting Your Kids
So you know you need to have that good, quality conversation with your kid's school on their abuse prevention program - really quiz them to make sure it's solid.   Or maybe you need to talk to your own parents about making sure things are right for your own kid -- that is, letting your child decide if he or she wants a hug or not from grandmama.    But that can be really difficult.  Grandmama wants that hug!    How can you set yourself - inside your own head - in order to make that conversation a success?   Carole lists things you can do BEFORE the chat to make sure you are ready.  Join us! 
11:04
April 24, 2021
#6 "Is my kid depressed?" - Signs, symptoms, stresses, treatments and preventions
Carole gets specific on childhood depression - what are the signs and symptoms, how is the pandemic worsening things, what are treatments and how do you get help... and as always - what are the specific things you can do to minimize the chances of depression in your child.    Sure, depression seems like a depressing topic - but on the other side of depression is hope and there are terrific treatments that can help.   Come join this positive discussion!   
19:50
March 19, 2021
#5: 10 Minute Summary - What Everyone Should Know
Busy?  Have only 10 minutes - but still want to help kids around you become safer?   Listen to this CliffsNotes version for reducing the risk of child abuse happening to the kids that you know.   If you only listen to one podcast, *THIS* Is The One.   And please SHARE this conversation with friends and family - this information is important.   
10:12
February 19, 2021
#4: Want safer children? Reduce your stress level.
Can your own stress increase the risk of a child for abuse or depression?  Yes.   For example, it's important you are always approachable if there is an issue.   And children are like sponges - your stress can increase their own stress levels.   So, what is a proven therapy framework to help you balance?   And can you share in relaxing activities with your child?  Absolutely.  Listen in.  And subscribe.
25:02
January 25, 2021
#3 - "What do I look for?" Red flags for depression or abuse ... and how to get help.
How do you know if a child is in trouble and needs help?  What are the red flags?   Are they depressed?  Are they being sexually abused?  How do you talk to them about it?  And how do you get help?   Listen to the expert:  Swiecicki is a clinical psychologist and Executive Director of The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center (DNLCC) in Charleston, SC.    Subscribe now
17:44
January 11, 2021
#2a - Play this for your child (short version)
Sure, it's hard to start that safety conversation with your child on sexual abuse.   How about some help!?   This "edutainment" audio program is designed to teach your kid age 8 to 13 how to be a better friend through a superhero dog named "Fetch."    This short version (2a) gets right to the point in four minutes; the longer version (2b) lasts a few minutes more, but has more silly jokes for your child. The children that are sexually abused tend to tell just one person, and that person typically is a friend around their age.   That friend often does not know what to do, and because of this, the abuse can continue.  So here is your chance to teach your child what to do - and at the same time, have a friendly conversation starter on the subject.  Fetch makes this subject approachable for you. Big thanks to Laura Jacques, Kate Brown, John O Fennell - and the kids at Porter-Gaud School (Mia, Thomas, Julia & Kate). Music by Richard Bodgers and Stafford Green.   Noncommercial Rights.
03:33
January 3, 2021
#2b - Play this for your child (long version)
Sure, it's hard to start that safety conversation with your child on sexual abuse.   How about some help!?   This "edutainment" audio program is designed to teach your kid age 8 to 13 how to be a better friend through a superhero dog named "Fetch."    This longer version (2b) lasts a few minutes more, but has more silly jokes for your child.   The short version (2a) gets right to the point under four minutes - perfect for an older child too "grown-up" for such extreme silliness. The children that are sexually abused tend to tell just one person, and that person typically is a friend around their age.   That friend often does not know what to do, and because of this, the abuse can continue.  So here is your chance to teach your child what to do - and at the same time, have a friendly conversation starter on the subject.  Fetch makes this subject approachable for you. Big thanks to Laura Jacques, Kate Brown, John O Fennell - and the kids at Porter-Gaud School (Mia, Thomas, Julia & Kate).   Music by Richard Bodgers and Stafford Green.   Noncommercial Rights.
07:05
January 3, 2021
#2 - Want kids safer? Have that "Safety Talk" on sexual abuse.
Let's admit it.  It's hard to have that safety talk about "private parts" and (when they are older) sexual assault.  But these regular conversations make kid safer.  So, how do you approach it?   At what age should you even start?  What if you haven't started yet?  What do you say?    Listen in and subscribe to expert advice to keep children safe. BONUS FREE AUDIO TOOLS FOR THE KIDS:   For kids around age 8-13, we offer two tools for free that could help you out.   They are #2a and #2b audio files in your podcast player.  More information on how to use these files is at the end of this podcast.
20:25
January 2, 2021
#1 - "Can you help me?"
What happens if a child comes to you with a possible sexual abuse situation?    How should you react?   What do you say?   What do you do?   Who can help?  Where can you go?   This is critical information for you to know.  **Tune in and subscribe now** ... to keep the children around you safe.
22:07
January 1, 2021
Introducing Are They Safe? (Spoiler Alert: They can be - listen in!)
Introduction to the podcast Every Child Safe.   In this series, we'll give you the tools and research you need to look out for the children around you.   We're solution-oriented, positive, conversational, and research-driven.   Join us on our quest to make every child safe! **If you know a kid,  please subscribe now.**
01:19
November 9, 2020