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New Milford Youth Agency Podcast

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The Youth Agency's monthly podcast providing information and education to help parents, teens, and the community.
16 Episodes
Matthew DeLuca, co-founder of Confidant Health, and Michael Gillece, a man in recovery, talk to us about their struggles with substance abuse. The two men share  their stories about their journeys to recovery and discuss how they're seeking to help others turn their lives around as well. They remind us that there is hope and help available.Confidant Health - The New Milford Youth Agency - (860) 210.2030Our Video Crew Recommends This TED Talk about Substance Abuse - Johann Hari: Everything You Know About Addiction Is Wrong
We were excited to sit down with our guests to discuss their career goals and their current projects. Right now they're working on a film here in New Milford,  utilizing our beautiful town as a backdrop and including  our lovely townspeople in its production. Keep an eye out for the the upcoming "Lillinonah".Instagram:@amerikanamedia@luxbeautyclub@lillinonahmovie
TRIGGER WARNING: SEXUAL ASSAULT, HARASSMENT, AND RAPECara Mackler and Rachel Krehel from the Women's Center of Greater Danbury join us to discuss consent, sexual assault stats, building your boundaries, and more in this informational yet casual conversation.  A great listen for rising high school seniors and incoming college freshman, yet still educational and important for all. Women's Center Sexual Assault Hotline: 203.731.5204Our team recommends this video: 
Jamell Farmer, LPCA, a behavioral clinician, joins our teen hosts to have an open and honest conversation regarding racial injustice and the many layers that come with discussing it. In this episode, Ciara Lynch welcomes the newest member of the YA Media Crew, Evan Carlson, as well as our guest hosts, Jordyn Ingram and Alex Pascasio.You can find Jamell's podcast at any of the resources below:Twitter: @CCshowPodcastFacebook: Controlled Chaos ShowIG: controlledchaosshowpodcastYouTube: Controlled Chaos Podcast (Controlled Chaos Show)Trellis Mental Health Center:trellismentalhealth@gmail.comNumber: (203) 617-8790Baseball Card Study: recommends Sulwe, a children's book by Lupita Nyong'o
Lauren Brown, a registered dietitian and nutritionist, spoke with us about disordered eating in teens, our relationship with food and our bodies, pressures from society and the food industry, and the pandemic's impact, as well as what we can do to help resolve this pressing issue. Listen to learn more. National Eating Disorders Association:       Hotline (text or call): 1-800-931-2237Help Guide, Eating Disorders:
Mayor Pete Bass sits down with our crew, Dillon Thomas, Annabelle Colonna, and Ciara Lynch, to talk about how New Milford coming out of the pandemic and what the future looks like for our town. We welcomed to this podcast New Milford students Lucy Jackson, Conner Martinelli, and Gianna Militana, who joined in on this roundtable discussion to share their questions, concerns, and thoughts regarding the effects of the pandemic on youth in our community.
Matt Austin, Director of Education, Training and Outreach at the Women's Center, spoke with us about pressing topics such as sexual assault awareness, healthy relationships and courses of action, services they offer to anyone who needs it regardless of gender, and much more! The Women's Center of Greater Danbury Website: https://wcogd.orgMatt Austin's Email: matthew.a@wcogd.orgHotlines: Domestic Violence (203) 731-5206; Sexual Assault (203) 731-5204Athlete A - Available on NetflixOur team also suggests you watch this video about consent:
Laura Olson, CO Director of Pupil Personnel and Special Services here in New Milford, Ct. joins us for helpful parenting tips to navigate the school system if your child requires services or accommodations to succeed.  Our crew, Annabelle Colonna, Dillon Thomas and Paz Moran, sit down with Laura to find out how parents can recognize if a child needs help and how to access services.   Laura referred to many great resources.  Please check the links below.  People First Language To Holland Power of Peers in the Classroom/ Enhancing Learning and Social SkillsCouncil for Exceptional ChildrenEdited by Karen R. Harris and Lynn Mehr
WCSU's Luis Santiago (Director of Admissions) and Kathleen Lindenmayer (Director of the Career Success Center) join Annabelle Colonna and Dillon Thomas for an interview about the choices and opportunities for students as they plan their future, no matter what plans you have in mind. Western Connecticut State University important links: (admissions office) (Career Success Center website)  (jobs, event sign up and more!)also check out the career app: UpperCampus is the first end-to-end career learning and success platform for students, schools and employers. Visit our web site or email us at for more information.
Dillon Thomas, Ciara Lynch and Roxanne Edel produce their first podcast with an interview with Brian Hembrook.  Brian oversees the Youth Agency's Childcare Program, works with the Maxx staff and the Youth Advocate to provide education, prevention services, support and positive programming to our community.  
Kathy Hanley from Western Ct. Coalition discusses health concerns and statistics related to vaping devices.  Resources and support are available for parents and teens who want to quit their addiction to Nicotine.  
Join us as we sit down with Laura Cleary to discuss anxiety in today's youth,how to start the discussion with your children as well as healthy ways to cope.DISCLAIMERThis podcast was recorded before the COVID-19 pandemic and contents may reflect thus. for more information on COVID-19 and how you can keep you and your family safe, please visit you for your support
The second podcast in our series delves into information pertaining to vaping. Our expert guest for the episode is Kathy Hanley, Behavioral Health Director of Western Connecticut Coalition, who is responsible for assisting and providing resources to 25 Local Prevention Councils. We hope you enjoy this insightful auditory experience.
Join us as we delve into our introductory podcast, and interview Brian Hembrook, New Milford Youth Agency's Prevention Manager. In this episode you can hear about some of the goals of the series, and some of the responsibilities of our staff.
In this episode, we look at our Community Care Coordinator, Justin Cullmer. We speak about problems in the community and what he's working to accomplish as the only Care Coordinator in the Nation. 
Join us as we discuss a new program called Wingman with Ian HockleyLink to more information podcast was recorded before the COVID-19 pandemic and contents may reflect thus. for more information on COVID-19 and how you can keep you and your family safe, please visit you for your support
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