Madison Chatham Coalition
Continuing the Conversation: The Prevention of ACES with Lauri O’Brien

Continuing the Conversation: The Prevention of ACES with Lauri O’Brien

September 10, 2020

Lauri O'Brien, LSW and MCC Board Chair, discusses Adverse Childhood Experiences and the impact that this adversity has on individuals' health later in life. Lauri also discusses the impact ACES have on the community and their relevance to substance use. 

Continuing the Conversation with Tracy Koller

Continuing the Conversation with Tracy Koller

April 24, 2020

In this episode, Tracy Koller, LCSW, and clinician with Project Community Pride of the Madison Area YMCA discusses mental health and the COVID 19 pandemic. Specifically, Tracy addresses:

- Tips for talking to kids, teens and those with developmental differences about the pandemic

- Signs that your child may have increased anxiety about the pandemic

- Self-care tips for adults/parents

 

Tracy and Allison Bardon, MCC Director, also share mental health and substance use recovery support service resources in this episode. 

MCC Teen Task Force’s Take On Important Transitions

MCC Teen Task Force’s Take On Important Transitions

April 6, 2020

3 members of the MCC Teen Task Force answer some of the same questions that Audra Tonero answers in her interview. Teen Task Force members address:

- Tips for parents as teens transition from middle to high school

- Tips for teens as they make the transition from middle to high school

- Things they wish someone had told them about the move from middle to high school

- Insight into the college process from high school juniors

Continuing the Conversation with Audra Tonero

Continuing the Conversation with Audra Tonero

April 2, 2020

In this episode, Audra Tonero, LPC, LCADC covers the following topics:

What she sees as a clinician at the Counseling Center at Drew University and in her private practice

Tips for parents and teens as they transition from high school to college including the application process and other factors that come into play

Substance use on a college campus

Changes in marijuana over the past several decades

Night of Conversation: A Prevention Podcast PART 2
Night of Conversation: A Prevention Podcast PART 1
Night of Conversation: Teen Task Force Segment and Closing

Night of Conversation: Teen Task Force Segment and Closing

December 10, 2019

Madison Chatham Coalition Teen Task Force members discuss the following topics:

  • Tips for parents about starting a conversation about substance use with teens
  • Appropriate consequences for teens when using drugs and alcohol
  • Differences between stressors that teens face today as compared to their parents
  • Addressing the substance use information gap that parents face
Night of Conversation: John Cerrato & Kellie Kucinski Segment

Night of Conversation: John Cerrato & Kellie Kucinski Segment

December 9, 2019

Licensed clinician John Cerrato and community liaison Kellie Kucinski, both with High Focus Centers, discuss the following topics:

  • Drug and alcohol culture as described by teens in their programs
  • Changes in marijuana potency from 1970's to now
  • Various prevention methods to help teens avoid risky behaviors
  • Ways to start a conversation about drugs and alcohol with teens
Night of Conversation: Dr. Gary Kohn Segment

Night of Conversation: Dr. Gary Kohn Segment

December 9, 2019

Pediatric Pulmonologist Dr. Gary Kohn of Summit Medical Group discusses the following vaping related topics:

  • EVALI
  • Chemical compounds found in e-cigarettes
  • Reversing the damage of vaping
  • What he is currently seeing from adolescent patients in relation to vaping related illness
  • How to talk to teens about vaping
Night of Conversation: Vanessa Morgenthaler Segment

Night of Conversation: Vanessa Morgenthaler Segment

December 9, 2019

Licensed Professional Counselor and Student Assistance Counselor from Madison High School, Vanessa Morgenthaler, discuss the following topics:

  • Tips for handling stress, anxiety and pressure for parents and teens
  • Ways that parents can support the work that counselors are doing at schools
  • Reasons why students turn to drugs and alcohol
  • Ways to start a conversation about drugs and alcohol with teens

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