The Texas Conflict Coach® August Radio Programs

The Texas Conflict Coach® Blog Talk Radio program announces our "Back to School" series.

The following episodes will air every Tuesday from 5:00-5:30 pm PST/7:00-7:30 pm CST/ 8:00-8:30 pm EST.

To participate, go to the designated link for each program or call-in live at 347-324-3591.

August 4th:  The Sure Fire Way to Stop Bullying NOW!
From top Corporate business woman, to internationally acclaimed author, Anita Telle talks to us about how her child being bullied, changed her and her son’s life as well as the lives of many people from around the world. She has a mission: To teach acceptance and love to children ages 4 – 9 so they will grow up to be amazing, supportive and loving teenagers, immune to peer pressure and bullying. She also has a story to tell. And it’s an important story; one that touches everyone, everywhere, from every culture. But it is especially important for children: Being different IS normal. We are all different, in different ways..
August 11th: Adolescent Mental Health Disorders
Mental health includes decision making, communication, and handling life’s pressure. When an adolescent has a mental health disorder, it may negatively impact the person’s ability to handle stress and interact with others. The National Advisory Mental Health Council estimates that 1 in 5 adolescents suffer from one or more mental disorders. Although mental illness can be mistaken as normal adolescent development, there are signs and symptoms that an adult can recognize.  Dr. Cynthia Morton will help us recognize these signs and symptons.

August 18th:  Graduate Student Stressors: 
                          Resolving Conflict and Meeting                        
                          Expectations
The University of Michigan’s Rackham School of Graduate Studies has created a position of Resolution Officer which is responsible for assisting graduate students and faculty members who have issues and conflicts with each other to resolve those conflicts.  The Resolution Officer works directly with both faculty and students, and also facilitates conversations between them and mediates.  Darlene Ray-Johnson's  job includes counseling students about available options, supporting students through  difficult situations, and connecting
                                  students to appropriate resources.
August 25th: The UnSlut Project: Stop "Slut" Shaming
                         and Sexual Bullying
Have you ever been called a "slut"? If so, how did you feel? Whether you are sexually active or not the term can be hurtful and embarrassing. If you’re a parent of a teen, have you heard about "slut" shaming and the dire effects it can have on your impressionable teenager?  Emily Lindin, who founded of The UnSlut Project in April 2013, found herself in this exact situation when she was eleven. She began journaling about these incidents of "slut" shaming and         
                                  sexual bullying she faced in school.

Thank you for listening in and supporting the program.  Please feel free to share this newsletter with your friends and colleagues. 

Pattie Porter, Host, The Texas Conflict Coach®

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