The "RKC: Connect with a Child" Podcast episodes below feature interviews with child healthcare leaders in our community. Their helpful evidence-based advice shows adults how to make healthy connections with children, the kind that can prevent medical, behavior and learning problems for a lifetime. Our thanks to the faculty and students from the UMKC Journalism and Communications Department who produced this series. Creation of this work was supported by The Curators of the University of Missouri on behalf of the University of Missouri-Kansas City and its students and faculty.
LISTENING STEPHEN LAUER MD
Does childhood anxiety and depression worry you? Us, too. In this episode, Barbara and Bob Unell sit down with pediatrician Stephen Lauer MD to discuss the surprising power of “Listening” and the absolutely essential role it plays in healthy physical and mental child development. Brighten up your tomorrow by “Listening” with us today.
LAUGHING NATALIE ORTEGA WELLS
Do you want to do something to help children manage their feelings? Us, too. In this week’s episode, Barbara and Bob talk with Wonderscope’s Director of Program Development and Evaluation, Natalie Ortega-Wells about the crucial role laughing and playing takes in a child’s development of resilience and tolerating frustrations. Brighten up your tomorrow by “Laughing” with us today.
LOVING VALERIE GRAY JONES
Are you concerned that so many children don't feel love and accepted? Us, too. Today, Barbara and Bob are joined by Valerie Gray Jones to explore how adults and children navigate the topic of giving and receiving love. Brighten up your tomorrow by “Loving” with us today.
LOOKING CLARICE PODREBARAC
Are you wondering how to communicate with a baby? In this episode, Barbara, Bob, and Clarice Podrebarac discuss how visual engagement with a child is just as important to their development as verbal communication. Brighten up your tomorrow by “Looking” with us today.
LEARNING ROCHELLE DEPRIEST
Alarmed about today’s childhood drug addiction statistics? Us too. Today, Barbara and Bob sit down with Program Quality Liaison at Community Mental Health Fund, Rochelle DePriest to highlight the importance of learning how to identify and communicate our emotions. Brighten up your tomorrow by “Learning” with us today.
A BRIGHTER TOMORROW STARTS TODAY RKC PILOT PODCAST
We have great news to share! Sondra Wallace, of Jewish Family Services and the Greater Kansas City Mental Health Coalition, and Bob and Barbara Unell of the Raised with Love and Limits Foundation, invite you into the conversation, promising hopeful news about how YOU can prevent and lower the risk of the greatest public health threats of our time.