Sinopsis

The Dont Panic Podcast is presented by Teen Life and hosted by Chris Robey and Karlie Duke. It tackles difficult topics that todays teenagers are facing in order to help the helper thats you! This podcast is designed to equip parents, youth ministers, social workers, school counselors, teachers, volunteers, mentors and coaches to walk with teenagers through issues like social media, self-harm, homosexuality, grief and more! Join us and our expert guests as we learn how to better equip, encourage and empower teenagers to live life better.

Episodios

  • Restorative Practices with Sarah Sampson

    Restorative Practices with Sarah Sampson

    14/08/2020 Duración: 37min

    In this episode, Chris and Karlie talk to Sarah Sampson about the basics of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and Restorative Practices. Sarah gives some great insight into how to use belonging circles and sentence stems to have difficult conversations around race and privilege. She talks about some practical uses for restorative practices in the home and at school while also giving advice on how to advocate for SEL resources at your students' schools. Remember, you don't have to have all the answers - difficult conversations are uncomfortable. But it is important to empower teens to have these discussions by giving them a safe place to practice. Let's give teenagers a place to grow and learn! Continue reading Restorative Practices with Sarah Sampson at Teen Life.

  • Education and Race with Dr. Jackson

    Education and Race with Dr. Jackson

    21/07/2020 Duración: 33min

    Recently, Chris and Karlie got to have a conversation with Dr. Tishara Jackson about race, and especially how it impacts the education system and our teenagers. Dr. Jackson is an intervention counselor in a local school district and has been a friend of Teen Life's for a long time! We are thankful for her advice on how to start race conversations, the appropriate language and terminology to use, and how we can educate ourselves. This podcast episode is full of resources, tips, and a different perspective that is needed. Our schools are not always equal, and no matter the race, teenagers are aware of the racial discussions that are taking place in our country right now. Let's take a minute to listen and learn how we can have these conversations well to empower the teenagers in our lives! Continue reading Education and Race with Dr. Jackson at Teen Life.

  • 5 Areas of Focus for Social Distancing

    5 Areas of Focus for Social Distancing

    21/05/2020 Duración: 25min

    Here we are...still social distancing! In this podcast episode, Chris and Karlie discuss 5 different areas of focus that can help shape this unique time of social distancing. They will talk about the importance of physical movement, mindful moments, self-care, tech breaks, and generosity. It is so vital that you take care of yourself and encourage teenagers to do the same. We might have to change our expectations, and that is OKAY. But let's make the best of this time of social distancing due to COVID-19! While we hope that life can return to "normal" soon, we want to continue to equip teenagers to grow, learn, and thrive today while also maintaining hope for the future. Continue reading 5 Areas of Focus for Social Distancing at Teen Life.

  • Navigating COVID-19 with Teenagers

    Navigating COVID-19 with Teenagers

    07/04/2020 Duración: 11min

    In this episode, Chris and Karlie take time to catch up about how the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is impacting teenagers and life in general. As we continue in this new and uncertain situation, join the discussion on how you can personally deal with COVID-19 to better help teenagers. We talk about self-care and how adults can model stress management for the teenagers in our lives. It is important to stay positive, especially when teens are paying attention to our words, moods, and stress levels. Teens know what is happening - let's be honest, they are on social media more than most of us - so Chris and Karlie also talk about what they need to hear from you. Your mental health is important. The mental health of teenagers is important. Let's make an effort to have positive conversations about COVID-19 with the kids and teens in your life. Continue reading Navigating COVID-19 with Teenagers at Teen Life.

  • Average Teenage Behavior or Warning Sign?

    Average Teenage Behavior or Warning Sign?

    10/03/2020 Duración: 24min

    How do you know what is normal teenage behavior or a red flag that should cause concern? Adolescents are constantly changing and it is difficult to know when to ask questions and how to recognize warning signs. In this podcast episode, Chris and Karlie discuss symptoms of mental illness that also closely resemble average teen development like withdrawal, need for privacy, and change in interests. Join the conversation on how we can encourage and talk to our teenagers about mental illness and signs of concerns. As a caring adult in the life of a teenager, you will find practical tips and questions to engage teenagers in a positive conversation about life changes. This is an episode you won't want to miss as Chris and Karlie tackle a topic that so many young people face today. Continue reading Average Teenage Behavior or Warning Sign? at Teen Life.

  • Searching for Strengths and Solutions

    Searching for Strengths and Solutions

    27/01/2020 Duración: 20min

    Join Chris and Karlie as they talk about Teen Life's philosophy for working with teenagers! With a quick intro to Solution-Focused Therapy, Chris and Karlie discuss the importance of helping teenagers find practical solutions while also pointing out the strengths and resources they already possess. In this episode, Chris and Karlie will give some practical tips for how you can use solution-focused tools and questions to interact with the teens in your life. By using scaling, fist-to-five, and good questions, you can help teenagers focus on how they can make a positive change in the future. This discussion is full of practical tips that can help you empower teenagers this week. Join the conversation and let's start assuming the best about teenagers! Continue reading Searching for Strengths and Solutions at Teen Life.

  • The Enneagram  Teens with Suzanne Stabile (part 2)

    The Enneagram & Teens with Suzanne Stabile (part 2)

    13/12/2018 Duración: 47min

    Join Chris and Karlie as they continue their conversation with Suzanne Stabile - Enneagram expert, teacher, coach, and author. Through decades of researching and studying the Enneagram, Suzanne has a unique perspective on this incredible tool, it's relational aspects, and how it can impact the lives of teenagers. In this episode, Suzanne with cover numbers 5 through 9 on the Enneagram by talking about what struggles teenagers face in each type and how adults can better interact with them. This is an incredible discussion for anyone who interacts with teenagers and wants to use the Enneagram as a tool to encourage meaningful relationships. Suzanne's advice and insight is practical and full of wisdom! Join this conversation with Suzanne Stabile as we learn how to better understand and support teenagers through our knowledge of the Enneagram. Continue reading The Enneagram & Teens with Suzanne Stabile (part 2) at Teen Life.

  • The Enneagram  Teens with Suzanne Stabile (part 1)

    The Enneagram & Teens with Suzanne Stabile (part 1)

    11/12/2018 Duración: 49min

    This week, Chris and Karlie had the honor of sitting down with Suzanne Stabile - Enneagram expert, teacher, coach, and author. Through decades of researching and studying the Enneagram, Suzanne has a unique perspective on this incredible tool, it's relational aspects, and how it can impact the lives of teenagers. In this episode, Suzanne with cover her background with the Enneagram before addressing the Enneagram as it relates to teenagers. Suzanne gives some great wisdom for helping adolescents explore the Enneagram. Then, she also covers the first 4 numbers on the Enneagram by talking about what struggles teenagers face in each type and how adults can better interact with them. This interview is incredibly practical and full of wisdom! Join this conversation with Suzanne Stabile as we learn how to better understand and support teenagers through our knowledge of the Enneagram. Continue reading The Enneagram & Teens with Suzanne Stabile (part 1) at Teen Life.

  • The Enneagram  Teens with Beth McCord (part 2)

    The Enneagram & Teens with Beth McCord (part 2)

    04/12/2018 Duración: 30min

    Join the Teen Life Podcast as we continue our conversation with Enneagram coach and expert, Beth McCord! In part two of this interview, we finish discussing characteristics of each Enneagram type and then dive into how you can use the Enneagram to reach teenagers, especially in the context of parenting. In this episode, Beth with cover the core desires, core fears, weaknesses, and longing of Enneagram numbers 7-9. She will then use her own parenting and Enneagram experience to discuss how we can help teenagers find their type, and how we can use the Enneagram to better work with teens. The Enneagram can be a powerful tool when working and living with teenagers. Jump into this incredible discussion with Beth McCord as we take a look at some practical ways to use this tool.  Continue reading The Enneagram & Teens with Beth McCord (part 2) at Teen Life.

  • The Enneagram  Teens with Beth McCord (part 1)

    The Enneagram & Teens with Beth McCord (part 1)

    04/12/2018 Duración: 34min

    We are excited to have Enneagram coach and expert, Beth McCord join the Teen Life Podcast! In part one of this interview, we start discussing characteristics of each Enneagram type. Beth does an incredible job of introducing the numbers of the Enneagram, especially if this is your first time to hear about each type. In this episode, Beth with cover the Enneagram numbers 1-6 by discussing things like core desires, core fears, weaknesses, and what each number longs to hear. With her Biblical perspective on the Enneagram, Beth is full of wisdom and passion as she helps others explore the Enneagram. Let's start diving into the numbers on the Enneagram as we seek to better help the teenagers in our lives! Continue reading The Enneagram & Teens with Beth McCord (part 1) at Teen Life.

  • The Enneagram  Teens with Casey McCollum (part 2)

    The Enneagram & Teens with Casey McCollum (part 2)

    27/11/2018 Duración: 33min

    Hopefully you have already listened to part 1 of the interview with Casey McCollum, where he began to introduce the Enneagram and how you can find your own type. The Enneagram is an incredible tool that can lead to transformation in your own life. In part 2 of this interview, Casey McCollum will cover some of the childhood messages and spiritual disciplines for each of the nine types. Casey will also give suggestions for other Enneagram resources if you want to learn more about this system. Let's take a step in self-transformation so we can focus on helping those around us. Listen to this episode for another introduction to the Enneagram and how this tool can help you help teens! Continue reading The Enneagram & Teens with Casey McCollum (part 2) at Teen Life.

  • The Enneagram  Teens with Casey McCollum (part 1)

    The Enneagram & Teens with Casey McCollum (part 1)

    27/11/2018 Duración: 28min

    The Enneagram is a powerful tool that has gained popularity recently. Maybe you have heard of it? Maybe you have already taken a test or read a book to discover your type? Maybe you have no idea what we are talking about...Whatever level of knowledge you have about the Enneagram, you are in good company. Join this conversation with Casey McCollum as we begin to introduce the Enneagram and how you can use it for personal, relational, and spiritual transformation. In part 1 of our interview with Casey McCollum, we will introduce the Enneagram with a brief overview and history. Casey will also cover how the Enneagram is different from other personality tests you may be familiar with and advise on some best practices for discovering your Enneagram type. We believe that you will be better equipped to help teenagers when you are your best self. Listen to this episode for an introduction to the Enneagram and how this tool can help you help teens! Continue reading The Enneagram & Teens with Casey McCollum (part 1) at

  • 13 Reasons Why: The Role of Adults

    13 Reasons Why: The Role of Adults

    07/08/2018 Duración: 28min

    In this final episode of the Teen Life Podcast’s series on the Netflix show 13 Reasons Why, the Teen Life staff is talking about the role of adults in teenagers' lives. Adults have a great responsibility when it comes to raising and encouraging teenagers. We wanted to take a look at the adult relationships in 13 Reasons Why, both good and bad, to discuss what we can learn. The Teen Life Podcast wants to equip adults to better help teenagers, and this conversation is a great resource! In this episode, we are talking about parents, counselors, school, divorce, and the reason teenagers don't always trust adults. Are you an adult connected to a teen? Are you unsure of what to say or how to help? Join our conversation about the role of adults - we can be an incredible resource for our students! Continue reading 13 Reasons Why: The Role of Adults at Teen Life.

  • 13 Reasons Why: Relationships

    13 Reasons Why: Relationships

    31/07/2018 Duración: 32min

    In this episode of the Teen Life Podcast’s series on the Netflix show 13 Reasons Why, the Teen Life staff is talking about teen relationships. Relationships are a critical part of a teenager's life, and for this episode, we are focusing on romantic and friendship relationships between the characters in 13 Reasons Why. The Teen Life Podcast wants to shine a light on the different relationships teenagers might experience and offer some insight into the importance of healthy relationships. In this episode, we are talking about love triangles, loss of virginity, dating relationships, friendships, and isolation vs. community. Is your teenager trying to navigate new relationships? Are you unsure of what they are going through? Join our conversation about teen relationships and share this when a friend who could also benefit! Continue reading 13 Reasons Why: Relationships at Teen Life.

  • 13 Reasons Why: Sexual Assault

    13 Reasons Why: Sexual Assault

    24/07/2018 Duración: 35min

    In this episode of the Teen Life Podcast's series on the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, the Teen Life staff is talking about sexual assault in the context of the show and our culture. Teenagers are bombarded with messages about sex every single day, and the popularity of the #MeToo Movement has shed a light on the problem of sexual assault in our culture. Season two of 13 Reasons Why addresses rape, consent, male rape, and virginity. The Teen Life Podcast walks through these difficult topics in order inform and equip adults. Teenagers are struggling with these issues and need safe adults to be willing to have conversations around sex and sexual assault. Continue reading 13 Reasons Why: Sexual Assault at Teen Life.

  • 13 Reasons Why: Recovery

    13 Reasons Why: Recovery

    17/07/2018 Duración: 34min

    We are continuing our series on the hit Netflix series 13 Reasons Why as we talk about recovery. This is not an easy topic, and season 2 of 13 Reasons Why handles recovery in many different ways. Whether you have seen the show or not, you will want to join our discussion to know what teens are being exposed to when it comes to recovery from the loss of a loved one, an attempted suicide, substance abuse, sexual assault, and more. Recovery is not a straight line. It can be messy and difficult, but we must do our best to equip and empower students to recover well and to reach out for support when they need it.  Do you know a teenager who is trying to recover? Listen to this episode for insight into how recovery is talked about in the media and what we can learn from it. Let's show teenagers a better way to recover! Continue reading 13 Reasons Why: Recovery at Teen Life.

  • 13 Reasons Why: Intervention

    13 Reasons Why: Intervention

    10/07/2018 Duración: 34min

    13 Reasons Why is the Netflix series that has made a huge impact, especially in the lives of teenagers and young adults. Because of the media attention this show has gotten, we have decided to tackle the difficult topics addressed in season 2. This is the first episode in a podcast series about 13 Reasons Why that we will be releasing in order to help adults have positive conversations with teens, whether you have seen the series or not!  In this episode, the Teen Life staff will briefly introduce 13 Reasons Why and then dive into the topic of intervention and how it is shown in the hit Netflix series. Chris, Karlie, and Beth discuss intervention in the midst of school shootings, self-harm, substance abuse, suicide, and more. You'll find resources for teens and adults and some ways to start this conversation with the teen in your life. How do you know if someone is hurting? Listen to this episode for signs to look out for and some listening skills so you won't miss them. Join the discussion as we talk about t

  • The Unexpected Loss of a Child with Dana Gage

    The Unexpected Loss of a Child with Dana Gage

    26/06/2018 Duración: 48min

    We all dread the unexpected, but you never think it could happen to you or your kid. In the final episode of this series on The Unexpected, Dana Gage shares the story of her youngest son, Connor Gage, and his death in 2012. 15-year-old Connor went to the lake for a birthday party and after jumping from the boat dock, did not resurface. The Gage family was completely changed from that day forward, but there is so much more to their story now! In this emotional and honest interview, Dana shares the story of their family and their continued road to healing. It has not been easy or simple, but the Gage family is striving to live buoyantly in honor of Connor. In this episode, we talk about grief, the role of social media, water safety, and supporting siblings who have lost loved ones. If you have experienced the loss of child, or are walking through life with a teen who has lost a loved one, this is the podcast for you! We invite you to join our conversation with Dana Gage. Continue reading The Unexpected Loss of

  • The Unexpected of a Traumatic Injury with Tyson Dever

    The Unexpected of a Traumatic Injury with Tyson Dever

    19/06/2018 Duración: 37min

    In this episode of this series, we are talking to Tyson Dever, author of Trauma is a Team Sport, about life after the unexpected happens. As a young adult, Tyson's life was forever changed after a distracted driver of a fully-loaded cement truck hit his car. This car accident left him paralyzed from the waist down, and changed any plans he had for the future. However, in the midst of this unexpected tragedy comes hope and the fulfillment of lifelong dreams. Join our conversation with Tyson Dever and his co-author, Sarah Paulk, as we talk about tragedy, recovery, motivation, and the will to thrive. If you have experienced an injury or traumatic event, or are walking through life with a teen who has a similar experience, this is the podcast for you! We invite you to join our conversation with Tyson Dever. Continue reading The Unexpected of a Traumatic Injury with Tyson Dever at Teen Life.

  • The Unexpected of Teen Pregnancy with Charlotte Smiley

    The Unexpected of Teen Pregnancy with Charlotte Smiley

    12/06/2018 Duración: 38min

    In this episode of this series on the unexpected, we are talking to Charlotte Smily about life as a teen parent and life as a parent of a teen parent. As a 17-year-old senior in high school, Charlotte found out she was pregnant with her oldest daughter, Morgan. Years down the road, Charlotte found out that Morgan was going to become a teen parent herself when she got pregnant her sophomore year of college. With her incredibly unique experience and perspective, Charlotte walks us through the challenges of teenage pregnancy from both sides of the story. We are so thankful for Charlotte's wisdom as we talk about choices, family, grace, forgiveness, accountability, and walking through difficult times. If you have a teen parent or parent of teen parent in you life, please listen, share and let us know what you think! We invite you to join our conversation with Charlotte Smiley. Continue reading The Unexpected of Teen Pregnancy with Charlotte Smiley at Teen Life.

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