What Parents Are Saying — Prevention Wisdom, Authenticity, and Empowerment

"Talk. They Hear You." Campaign Team

The “Talk. They Hear You.” campaign is pleased to announce its new podcast: What Parents Are Saying — Prevention Wisdom, Authenticity, and Empowerment. The goal is to provide a platform where parents and caregivers can get informed, be prepared, and take action by having open and honest conversations with their kids about substance use and mental health. Hosted by Debbie Berndt, Director of Parent Movement 2.0, the podcast will feature discussions with parents, caregivers, and nationally recognized experts lending their unique perspectives and experiences on how to navigate conversations around these important topics. Learn more at talktheyhearyou.samhsa.gov. read less
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Episodes

Back-to-School: Connecting with Your "Screenagers"
Aug 25 2023
Back-to-School: Connecting with Your "Screenagers"
Join us for a conversation with Dr. Delaney Ruston and Ms.Lisa Tabb, creators of the Screenagers movie series, about the recent release of Screenagers: Under the Influence. In the film they focus on how alcohol, drugs, and vaping are being portrayed in the media, what parents should know, and provide ideas to take action. This is the perfect conversation as we all get ready to go back to school.A filmmaker, author, and Stanford-trained physician, Dr. Ruston has created award-winning documentaries for social change over the past 25 years, with a focus on topics concerning mental health, fIn addition, she serves as a primary care physician for underserved teens and adults in Seattle, WA.Ms. Lisa Tabb has been a storytelling entrepreneur for more than 30 years. In addition to a news media career in San Francisco,CA, Lisa has co-produced the three Screenager movies with Dr. Ruston and also co-directed the most recent Screenagers: Under the Influence film.Together, they have sparked a movement around screen time, teen mental health, and now underage substance use with these movies. Over 9 million young kids and adults have viewed these films in community screenings in over 100 countries.This podcast is brought to you by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The views expressed here are not necessarily those of SAMHSA or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. For questions or comments about this podcast, please contact WhatParentsAreSaying@gmail.com.
Talk Now – Red Ribbon Week and Beyond
Oct 26 2022
Talk Now – Red Ribbon Week and Beyond
Red Ribbon Week, occurring each year at the end of October (23-31), is the nation’s largest and longest-running drug-use prevention campaign. It’s also the perfect time to educate and encourage parents/caregivers and youth to participate in prevention activities nationwide. In this episode, our guests are parents motivated to help other parents. Listen as Jamila Robinson, of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), shares more about Red Ribbon Week and how the campaign got started in 1988. You’ll also hear from Simone, a mom from California, about her experiences talking with her kids about alcohol and other drugs. Lastly, Joelle Orrock, coordinator of a local coalition focused on prevention (Sacramento County Coalition for Youth), discusses how her organization brings materials to the community to assist parents like Simone in these efforts.Look for coalitions like this in your community and use Red Ribbon Week as an opportunity to start talking with your kids about alcohol and other drugs. It marks an important moment in our history and is a great way to get the conversation started.DEA Programs to explore:  Red Ribbon Week, One Pill Can Kill, Other Materials for Parents, Educators, and CaregiversThis podcast is brought to you by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The views expressed here are not necessarily those of SAMHSA or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. For questions or comments about this podcast, please contact WhatParentsAreSaying@gmail.com.