S5 Episode 04: State of the Kids
Friday, October 19, 2018
KidsMatter CEO and Executive Director Kamala Martinez reports the results of an eye-opening survey of youth stress and new resources to help kids and parents recognize and deal with stress in a healthy way.
This episode is part of Series 5: Parks, Recreation and Health. For a list of ParkTalk episodes and series and to submit ideas and questions, visit https://www.napervilleparks.org/PODCASTS
KidsMatter reports the results of a survey of youth stress and how to help kids and parents recognize and deal with stress in a healthy way.
Quote from the episode: "The survey revealed that 70% of seventh graders and 77% of tenth graders say that they experience stress on a daily basis....The part that I found shocking is that over 50% of the respondents report that they rarely or never talk to someone about stress." Kamala Martinez
For more information:
Crisis text line for students: text "REACH" to 741741
Ask the Expert line for parents: https://parentsmattertoo.org/
Video summarizing the results of the State of the Kids survey
Naperville Sun article about the survey results