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Episodes in Season 5

Season 5Episode 21December 22, 2023

Understanding Kids With Problematic Sexual Behaviors, with Geoff Sidoli, MSW, LCSW

For kids who engage in problematic sexual behaviors, why do they act out? How treatable are they? And how can we help them get healthy and thrive? Geoff Sidoli joins

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Season 5Episode 20December 8, 2023

Keeping Kids Safe in the Homeschool Boom, with Angela Grimberg

Most parents who homeschool their children have the kids’ best interests in mind, but how do we prevent the small percentage who are abusive parents from using homeschooling to isolate

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Season 5Episode 19November 23, 2023

Cultural Considerations Working With Middle Eastern and North African Families, with Marina Bassili, PsyD

What cultural factors may affect Middle Eastern and North African families when they come into contact with the U.S. child welfare system?

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Season 5Episode 18November 13, 2023

Glimpsing the Iceberg: Corporal Punishment and Physical Abuse, with Amy Slep, Ph.D.

To truly address child physical abuse, we have to understand the scope of the problem and how parents’ use of corporal punishment can escalate to the point in which children

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Season 5Episode 17October 27, 2023

Tailoring TF-CBT to Black Children and Youth, with Isha Metzger, Ph.D.

What do you do if, as a clinician and researcher, you see that a population of kids is not, perhaps, receiving the full benefit of the best treatment? If you’re

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Season 5Episode 16October 16, 2023

TF-CBT: Helping Kids Get Better, with Anthony Mannarino, Ph.D.

TF-CBT, an effective treatment for kids who have experienced trauma, has continued to evolve to meet the needs of different populations. So what’s next?

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Season 5Episode 15September 28, 2023

Best of the Best: The Real Red Flags of Grooming, with Elizabeth Jeglic, Ph.D.

Recent research on grooming behaviors can tell us what high-risk behaviors to look for when an adult interacts with children.

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Season 5Episode 14September 15, 2023

Best of the Best: Let’s Talk About Spanking, with Stacie LeBlanc

Research shows that spanking is ineffective—and even harmful to kids—yet many child abuse professionals and medical providers still hesitate to raise the issue with parents.

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Season 5Episode 13September 5, 2023

How Inequality Fuels Child Abuse, with Paul Bywaters, Ph.D.

What is the relationship between poverty and child abuse and neglect, and what needs to change for us to truly stand alongside families and be genuinely helpful?

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Season 5Episode 12August 17, 2023

Are We Remembering the Boys?, with Mark Kavenagh, Ph.D.

What do we know about how boys experience sexual exploitation, and how do we ensure that every victim of every gender gets the help that they need to heal?

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