April 16, 2012 - What You Need to Know about Substance Abuse and Your Children, Tots to Teens (120)
From the earliest years of life, our children are learning about alcohol and other mood-altering substances from what they see and hear among adults in their lives. At earlier ages than ever before, children encounter opportunities and temptations to experiment with alcohol, prescription drugs, illegal substances and dangerous new synthetics. In this week’s Mom Enough show, a youth addiction expert from internationally renowned Hazelden Center brings information you won’t want to miss about how to prevent substance abuse, how to recognize signs of possible abuse and how to respond if you have concerns that your child may be using. With proms and graduation parties just around the corner, parents of teens will want to think carefully about how to ensure that alcohol or drugs don’t contaminate these special occasions in their children’s lives.
Marti Erickson is a developmental psychologist who’s had a long and distinguished career at the University of Minnesota, studying parent-child relationships, helping professionals learn best practices for working with children and families, and writing and speaking to diverse audiences throughout the U.S. and abroad. Marti is familiar to Minnesota audiences through her frequent appearances on Twin Cities TV and radio, including 15 years as a regular contributor to KARE-TV’s Today and Sunrise Shows.
In 2005 Marti led “The Motherhood Study,” a large national study of mothers’ values, concerns and needs, which helped launch conversations among mothers’ groups around the country. Identifying motherhood as a passion in both her professional and personal life, Marti says her most important credential is being the mother of Erin (the show’s co-host) and Ryan, now young adults, and grandmother of Clara and McKinley (ages 7 and 5) and Miles and Elise (ages 6 and 3). Read more about Marti Erickson.
Erin is a specialist in Maternal-Child Health and writes has extensive experience speaking on issues related to maternal-child health and parenting. She writes on related topics for several magazines and websites. Erin completed graduate school at the University of Minnesota with a Master of Public Health in Maternal Child Health - Epidemiology and is currently enrolled in the certificate program in Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices - Health Coaching at the U of M's Center for Spirituality and Healing.
Erin is in the thick of everything the Mom Enough™ show addresses – and she’s glad her mom lives close enough to help and support her in her journey as a mother to Clara and McKinley. Read More about Erin.
Mom Enough is brought to you through a partnership between the Minnesota Department of Education, and Working Family Resource. Find out more about the Working Family Resource Center.
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