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Smartphone Safety

Before You Hit Send: Creating a Conversation around Using Electronic Devices Responsibly

  Technology has come so far and so fast!  Long gone are the days of the 56k dial-up Internet connection and mobile phones the size of Zack Morris’ phone on the hit TV show Saved by the Bell.  Parents are giving their children as young as seven and eight years old brand new mobile devices. 

Domestic Violence

What is Domestic Violence and Who Does it Affect?

  Did you know 1 in 4 women report experiencing domestic violence in their lifetimes (CDC)?  Nearly 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are assaulted by their partner each year in the U.S. In recognition of the inability for Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, this podcast episode is all about domestic violence. 

Red Ribbon

World AIDS Day 2012

  Did you know every 9 1/2 minutes, someone in the U.S. is infected with HIV? In this podcast episode, I’m talking about World AIDS Day.  This disease is not gone.  Education and awareness are ABSOLUTELY NEEDED in our country! My World AIDS Days over the years have been filled with joy, laughter, tears, hope,

bullying

School Bullying

  You’re a parent, grandparent, teacher, friend — and you see school bullying going on.  How do YOU respond?  The school year recently started, and we’re talking about this important subject.  What are the signs of bullying, and how can you take action when you see it?  There are plenty of great resources out there

Important Conversation About Rape & Sexual Assault After Rep. Todd Akin’s Remarks

  Straight Talk with Cathy is tackling a tough issue this week — sexual assault.  Representative Todd Akin’s remarks about rape and “legitimate rape” are alarming.  This isn’t a podcast episode about the politics of this issue.  Sexual assault affects all people — all races, it doesn’t matter what initials you have around your name,

Back to School – It’s more than buying a calculator

  It’s that time of the year again — back to school!  As if you couldn’t already tell with all the television commercials for notebooks, backpacks and pencils.  Don’t forget the expensive graphing calculator!  Anyhoo, this episode, which starts season 4 of Straight Talk with Cathy, is all about getting ready for school.  Parents and

Organ Donations

  Over 100,000 people in the U.S. are currently waiting for organ donations.  About 79 people each day receive transplants, but about 18 people each day die waiting on them.  If those numbers don’t drive the point home…one organ donor can save up to 8 lives.  Those numbers are staggering!  I am a proud supporter

Suicide Awareness / Dealing with Crises

  In this episode, Sheila Hollowell joins us in studio for part two of a discussion about suicide awareness and dealing with crises.  Sheila shares her story about being raped and her experience counseling victims.  How do you overcome adversity and create a better life for yourself? Sheila is the former director of community relations

Suicide Awareness

  Season 3 of Straight Talk with Cathy is here with the New Year! In this episode, Sheila Hollowell, joins us in studio to talk about suicide awareness.  From school kids being bullied to adults in the workplace, suicide is a serious topic that needs to be talked about. Sheila has a wealth of experience

World AIDS Day

  Did you know every 9 1/2 minutes, someone in the U.S. is infected with HIV? In this podcast episode, I’m talking about World AIDS Day.  This disease is not gone.  Education and awareness are ABSOLUTELY NEEDED in our country! My World AIDS Days over the years have been filled with joy, laughter, tears, hope,

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CDC.gov
TheHotline.org
TobaccoFreeFlorida.com
AHECtobacco.com
PlannedParenthood.org
BacchusNetwork.org
SuicidePreventionLifeline.org
TheTrevorProject.org

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