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Talking to Your Kids about School Violence with Nancy Kislin

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Talking to Your Kids about School Violence with Nancy Kislin
A shocking 187,000 school students have been directly exposed to gun violence since the Columbine school shooting in 1999. Millions more endure the trauma of being in "lockdown" and "active shooter" drills that occur regularly in schools today. Dr. Terri talks to Nancy Kislin, a licensed social worker, family therapist and author of the new book, "Lockdown: Talking to Your Kids about School Violence." Nancy discusses accessible tips to support the mental health of your children, while offering them the knowledge and comfort that they will be safe everyday.

On today's episode:
How Nancy got involved 2:30
Safety drills and lockdowns 5:40
Speaking with your kids about school violence 11:00
Building inner strength and resilience in your children 16:35
How can parents deal with this stress? 18:55
Monitering content and having important conversations 21:25 

Nancy_Kislin_243989521.jpgNancy Kislin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Marriage and Family Therapist, keynote speaker, author, and former Adjunct Professor at Kean University. She maintains a private child, adolescent, and family psychotherapy practice in Chatham, New Jersey. She creates and facilitates parent, teen, and children programs in schools, religious institutions, and summer camps. She is passionate about helping parents and children navigate the complex issues of today’s society. Her new book is called, "Lockdown: Talking to Your Kids about School Violence." Learn more about Nancy and her book at:

About Dr. Terri Orbuch:

Dr. Terri Orbuch (aka The Love Doctor®) is an internationally recognized relationship expert, author, speaker, professor at Oakland University, and research scientist at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research. She is also the director of a landmark study, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where she has been following the same couples for almost 3 decades.

Dr. Orbuch is widely published in scientific journals and the author of “5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage From Good to Great” and “Finding Love Again: 6 Simple Steps to a New and Happy Relationship.” Her practical science-based advice has led to being featured in publications in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, USA Today, Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan, and TIME magazine, and appearances on The Today Show, MSNBC, The Katie Couric Show, ESPN, HuffPost Live, and CNN.

She writes articles at Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and other national outlets; and her relationship segments are aired on Fox-2 Detroit Morning News. She just launched a new video online course called, “How to Find Love in 7 Days: The Science of Finding Love.” Learn more about her at: