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Podcast Episode 38: Prepped & Ready - Empowering Parents Across the Region!
March 4, 2021

In this episode, we speak with Dr. Shayla Sullivant and Alex Hartwig from Children’s Mercy in Kansas City. They share some of the work they are doing to empower parents to address the hard topics that can be very uncomfortable and talk about changes each one of us can make within our own homes to make them safer.

Here are just a few of those topics:

  • Eating disorder prevention
  • Home safety (including storage of firearms, medications, etc.)
  • Screen time
  • Self-care
  • Substance use (including vaping)
  • Suicide prevention

Their signature program: Prepped and Ready is a presentation to help equip parents for the transition into parenting teenagers. They understand this transition is a time of tremendous change for teens and it can be overwhelming as a parent to know how to help. Prepped and Ready aims to help parents learn what steps they can take before a crisis develops with their teenager.

https://www.childrensmercy.org/departments-and-clinics/developmental-and-behavioral-health/prepped-and-ready/

For more information or to contact Prepped and Ready, please email preppedandready@cmh.edu.