• Fostering Opioid Impacted Infants | CWK#005

    One of the heart-breaking aspects of America’s opioid epidemic is its impact on foster care – especially when it comes to babies whose mothers used the drugs during pregnancy. In one Pennsylvania community, KidsPeace Foster Care is working to bring answers and hope to foster parents and healthcare w...
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    May 14 2018
  • Foster Care – What’s Next? | CWK#004

    Significant changes are rocking the foster care system in America. What’s next for foster care and the kids who need it?  In this episode of the podcast series “Conversations with KidsPeace,” we mark National Foster Care Month in May by hearing from KidsPeace foster care specialists Bryan Hoffstette...
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    Apr 23 2018
  • Too Many Meds? Discussing Polypharmacy – CWK#003

    When children with mental or behavioral health issues are put onto multiple psychotropic medications at the same time, there are concerns about long-term effectiveness and side effects. In this conversation, Dr. Ashleigh Anderson discusses this issue of polypharmacy and how KidsPeace works to minimi...
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    Apr 02 2018
  • Mental Health First Aid – CWK002

    We all know the importance of first aid for physical ailments. Now, a national group is promoting a similar approach to helping folks in mental health or emotional crises. KidsPeace’s Rob Harvey discusses his work as a trainer for Mental Health First Aid – what it is, and who should consider getting...
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    Mar 08 2018
  • Beating the Winter Blues – CWK001

    Are the “Winter Blues” real? In this episode of our podcast series, KidsPeace’s Chris Ferry talks about the origins – physical, and maybe even evolutionary – of feeling depressed and sluggish in the wintertime, and offers some simple tips on how to counteract the winter blues – as well as a great “l...
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    Feb 22 2018