A Better Future Starts Here Podcast

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A Better Future Starts Here Podcast

Welcome to ‘A Better Future Starts Here’,our live weekly podcast show!

Our goal is to bring you perspective, knowledge, and support from Industry leaders and professionals who are dedicated to empowering children and families. 

Learn how parents, caretakers and teachers can make a positive difference in the lives of their children and families, today!  From implementing higher connections and providing valuable resources and information, to breaking the cycle of abuse, we bring you the subject matter experts, and those with experience, who will walk us through positive steps to enhance the quality of family life and create healthy children and families!

Know a great guest for the show? Email us at info@americanspcc.org

Episode #1

Parenting During COVID-19

 Meet Mary Wheatley of Inspired Parent Coach. Today on the show, we’re talking about parenting during COVID-19.

Episode #2

Kids and COVID-19

Jasmin Ramos-Ramirez of Voces Unidos joins us to talk about the effects COVID-19 has had on kids this school year.

Episode #3

Racial Bullying With Urban Stereotype

We meet with Urban Stereotype to talk about racial bullying and how they’re rising above it by using their experience to empower others. Episode includes tips for parents and children and how families can get help.

Episode #4

The Happy Child

We’re excited to host Matt Larson of the Human Improvement Project! We’ll talk about stressors kids face today, how families can create a safe haven for their children at home, and the Happy Child Parenting App which is changing lives every day.

Episode #5

With Special Guest, Franki Moscato

During #NationalBullyingPreventionMonth, we’re excited to host singer/songwriter/actress, Franki Moscato!
Franki is a professional singer/songwriter, actress and public speaker who has accomplished much in her career, including appearing on American Idol! Even with all of her success, she, like many others, has been bullied. She has made it her mission to help fight bullying. Listen to this important talk!

Episode #6

Keeping Kids Safe Online

This week on our Positive Parenting weekly show, we meet with Roderick Chambers! Roderick is an expert in cybersecurity and will help us better understand what we can do to keep our kids safe, now that they’re online more than ever.

Episode #7

Work-Life Balance During COVID-19

Tracy Kawa from Kawa Community Partners joins us to talk about work-life balance during COVID-19, and how now is a good time to ignite your life passion and purpose.

Episode #8

Children’s Mental Health with Giscard Saintil

In this episode, Jackie meets with Giscard Saintil, LMHC to talk about how parents can be more aware of their child’s mental health.

Episode #9

Connecting With Your Child

Dr. Laura Markham from Aha! Parenting helps us form better connections with our children while getting positive results!

Episode #10

Human Trafficking Prevention With Lisa Jameson

Lisa Jameson, teaches us how to spot human trafficking and abuse when it is in front of you, and how to prevent it from happening to your own children.

Episode #11

David Ogman Advocates For His Son’s Medical Condition TECPR2

Be your child’s medical advocate! Hear how David Ogman proactively advocates as they race against the clock to find a cure for his son Jordan’s rare medical condition, TECPR2.

Episode #12

Childhood Chronic Pain With Karen Pressed, Bowtie Kids

Hear how this unique organization is helping kids struggling with chronic pain, emotional pain, mental health, anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts.

Episode #13

Self regulation with Psychotherapist Jeannette Sandoval

We speak with Jeannette – a Mental Health & Wellness professional working with families, couples and individuals at her private practice – about how we can support the Mental Health of kids.

Episode #14

Transformation Through Spoken Word With Michael Guinn

Stories and spoken-word can be transformative. Hear how one artist/actor has broken the cycle of abuse to step into success for himself and others!

Episode #15

Improving Behavior and Social Emotional Learning with Jamie Levine of Team Esteem

We speak with Jamie Levine about breaking through the barrier that often-times exists for families and children struggling with social, emotional and behavioral challenges. Jamie is a mother, author, and founder of the Team Esteem™ curriculum.

Episode #16

Why is Breastfeeding Different This Time Around

We’ve all heard that #breastfeeding is good for babies, right? But did you know that it has positive long term health effects for mothers as well?

Join us for a conversation about the lactation and breastfeeding process, along with breastfeeding for long term health with Emma McCracken, a Certified Breastfeeding Counselor with her own organization dedicated to the cause.

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Episode #17

Navigating Online Safety

Navigating online safety is just as important as teaching ABC’s and safe driving to our kids! We talk with Lauren Nwegbo, a cyber security professional who desires to take a more personal approach on cyber security through the education of the everyday users of technology.

Episode #18

Special Bones, with Sylvia Farbstein

If your life switched from predictable to one full of unexpected twists and turns in a day, how would you handle it? We talk with Sylvia Farbstein who had to do just that when her son Brandon was diagnosed with a rare form of dwarfism.

Together, they refused to be defined by limitations and have already inspired millions across the world.

Episode #19

The Conscious Parenting Revolution with Katherine Sellery

We talk with Katherine about her program, Guidance Approach to Parenting, which applies conflict resolution skills to effective communication with children. Among many other accomplishments, for generations, Katherine has made a positive impact on families in over half a dozen countries who’ve suffered from disconnection.

Learn more about how Katherine’s work continues to create a positive shift in the lives of so many children and families around the world and start building a better future today!

Episode #20

Succeeding Despite Trauma with Charles Hunt

Do you have ‘The Audacity to Succeed’? Join famed TedX Speaker Charles Hunt as he motivates others to live the fulfilling lives they deserve. Tune in and hear his personal story of succeeding despite trauma through resilience and hope, and how he teaches the determination skills to help you do the same.

Episode #21

Creating Healthy Boundaries After Trauma & Abuse

Join Sabrina Rose, creator of the 4-Step Process on Trauma Recovery, as she shares how to create healthy boundaries after trauma and abuse. Whether you relate to this difficult topic or not, education is the first step toward building a better future so be sure to tune in!

Episode #22

Rising Star Vivie Myrick on What Being Bullied Taught Her

Hear how actress, singer, songwriter Vivie Myrick fought back against bullying. 


Episode #23

Managing Psychosocial Affects of Childhood Diabetes

Diana Washeim, Director-Nutrition and Diabetes Program at the BronxCare Diabetes Center of Excellence shares helpful information about managing childhood diabetes.