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Adolescent Mental Health Disorders: Adults’ Negative Reactions Can “Amp” Conflict

Dr. Cynthia MortonMental 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. Recognizing these hidden mental health signs early can be important in preventing teen substance abuse, family conflicts, school violence, or even suicide in teens.

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The Language of Conflict

Ken ClokeZenaZumeta2-200x300Ken Cloke is renowned for his decades of work, passion and dedication to bring peacemaking tools to wherever he believes he can be of service whether it is in the U.S. or around the world. In this episode, The Language of Conflict, Ken will share his personal journey into conflict resolution and peace-making and what keeps him here is this field. He will also share his philosophy of peace-making and what he believes can bring us closest to peace. His global work, research and teachings lead Ken to write numerous books including his most recent The Dance of Opposites which explores a new vision for conflict resolution and the use of language in conflict. Listeners will get an opportunity to think about how they might change their own language of conflict.

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Deescalating the Drama in Health Care Conflict

Haavi MorreimQuality patient care is critically important not only to the patient receiving services and the family navigating the health care system to support their loved one; but it is also very important to the physicians, nurses and myriad of health care  providers who are dedicated to serving their patients. However, the complexity of managing and engaging in our health care system is all involved is chock-full of emotionally-driven conflict and escalated disputes. How can we engage in these conflicts constructively and collaboratively before they get to the courthouse? Our guest, Dr. Haavi Morreim, will share her wealth of experience in the health care industry. Listeners will learn how important it is for health care providers, hospital systems and families to work collaboratively together toward quality patient care and  will discuss communication strategies to support conflict management and resolution.

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