Bolstering Adolescent Social, Emotional, and Mental Health with Dr. Kathleen Ethier of the CDC | By: Committee for Children RSS Show Notes In this episode of the Grow Kinder® podcast, host Andrea Lovanhill speaks with Dr. Kathleen Ethier, the director of the Division of Adolescent and School Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In this enlightening conversation, Andrea and Kathleen dive deep into the pressing issues surrounding the mental health of today’s teenagers. We take a closer look at the CDC’s recent Youth Risk Behavior Survey and the startling findings related to the mental health of teenage girls. We discover the initiatives undertaken by the CDC to help schools address these mental health challenges. In addition, Kathleen offers advice for concerned parents on how they can actively support their children’s social-emotional well-being and development. To learn more about the CDC’s work with schools, click here. To sign up with Committee for Children to advocate for children’s social-emotional well-being, click here. Stay tuned for more episodes on our thought-provoking journey throughout this new season. You can catch us on your favorite podcast platforms such as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud, and more. For additional information, visit GrowKinderPodcast.org. Don’t forget to engage with us by filling out our listener survey. We created this podcast for you, and your feedback is invaluable. Keep an eye on your podcast feeds for the new season, and in the meantime, remember to Grow Kinder!