9-7-17 Preparing for Disasters (Radio)

Thursdays 1-2 pm MT on KLZ 560 AM Call in number: 303-477-5600   The U.S. has never had two major hurricanes make landfall in the same season. Even as initial recovery efforts for Hurricane Harvey are underway, we’re already bracing ourselves for Hurricane Irma, the strongest storm ever recorded in the Atlantic and as of […]

2-18-17 Helping Children Cope with Bad News (Guest: TaRhonda Thomas)

You see her on television news every day, but to her children, she’s “Mom.” On this episode of Living Well with Dr. Peg, TaRhonda Thomas of Denver’s 9NEWS Morning team offers tips for how to help children understand and process all that’s going on in the news and in our world today. Living Well with […]

8-13-16 Coping with Death and Loss (Radio)

War, terror, violence, and personal loss due to illness, aging, and tragedy…it all takes a toll. Do you know how to care for yourself and loved ones after a tragedy strikes? On this episode of Living Well with Dr. Peg, licensed therapist and psychology professor, Linda Buzogany shares information on coping with death and loss. […]

How Violence Impacts Children

October 11, 2013 – Children are exposed to violence in their communities and in their homes at alarming rates. What are the psychological and emotional effects of exposure to community violence? How does it impact school functioning/academic performance? What are the long term effects on mental health and well being? What can adults and schools do […]

Youth and Depression (Encore Broadcast)

September 27, 2013 – Denver has experienced several recent traumas in our community. A 13 year old boy was killed and an adult mentor of youth in the community has been charged with a shooting that occurred just prior to a community peace rally. It’s easy to understand how youth can be traumatized by these kinds […]

Surviving the Floods: Critical Incident Stress Management

September 20, 2013 – Colorado has experienced unprecedented flooding over the past week. Everyone responds differently during a disaster and many will need help coping with the trauma. My guest is Pat La Plante, a licensed counselor who is also a member of Denver Seminary’s Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Team. She will teach us about […]

Helping Children Cope with Trauma

December 14, 2012 – As I write this, 20 children and 6 adults have been shot and killed at an elementary school in Connecticut. We can expect children to exhibit some of the same signs of acute trauma as adults, however, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry describes several additional effects of “One-Episode […]