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Season 4Episode 11June 24, 2022

Beyond Pride: Can Kids Trust Us When They Tell Us Who They Are?, with Al Killen-Harvey

With the recent push for anti-trans bills and states making it difficult if not impossible for trans youth to receive gender-affirming care, how do we better support LGBTQ youth and

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Season 4Episode 10June 10, 2022

The Limits of ACEs, with Dr. Ernestine Briggs-King and Dr. Jonathan Purtle

Decades after the original Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study, does this tool tell the complete story?

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Season 4Episode 9May 26, 2022

Collateral Damage: Kids and the Internet Privacy Wars, with Justin Fitzsimmons

Justin Fitzsimmons, associate vice president at the National White Collar Crime Center, joins us to raise the alarm about the way in which technology companies, social media outlets, and online

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Season 4Episode 8May 12, 2022

The Fear of False Allegations, with Tayler Jones-Cieminski

How does the fear of false allegations affect criminal cases alleging child sexual abuse, and what role does gender play?

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Season 4Episode 7April 28, 2022

Exploring a Memoir of Stolen Boyhood with Author Stephen Mills

Chosen, author Stephen Mills’ account of his abuse at the hands of a camp counselor and his journey towards healing, challenges all of us to better protect boys, and better

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Season 4Episode 6April 14, 2022

Reframing Childhood Adversity with Julie Sweetland

What if the way we message about the problems of child abuse and childhood adversity makes it harder to solve them?

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Season 4Episode 5April 1, 2022

Does America Believe Female Sexual Abusers Exist? with Dr. Caitlyn Muniz

Misperceptions abound about female-perpetrated child sexual abuse—and that harms victims.

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Season 4Episode 4March 11, 2022

The Surprising Prevalence of Sibling Sexual Abuse, with Nina Bertele

When we think about problematic sexual behaviors in youth, we rarely think about sibling sexual abuse, but it’s not uncommon. What can we do in these cases? And how can

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Season 4Episode 3February 25, 2022

The True Cost of Olympic Gold, with Marci Hamilton

Team doctor Larry Nassar abused hundreds of girls and young women, leaving Marci Hamilton at CHILD USA determined to examine how the toxic culture of sports allowed this to happen—and

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Season 4Episode 2February 10, 2022

Sticks and Stones … But What If Words Do Hurt?, with Yvonne Lei

Yvonne Lei joins us to discuss research into interpersonal discrimination and its effects on mental health, substance use, and well-being in young adults.

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