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Contact Westport Department of Human Services with any question you might have related to youth and families. Information and connections to supports for Food, Mental Health Referrals, Financial Assistance and more.


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Podcast Recommendations


Ask Lisa: The Psychology of Parenting Raising kids can be a bumpy, stressful, and uncertain process – which is why Dr. Lisa Damour is here to help. The New York Times Adolescence columnist and author of bestsellers Untangled and Under Pressure brings her sane, informed, and practical perspective to your timely and timeless parenting questions. Cohost Reena Ninan, a world-class journalist who has covered the White House while packing a breast pump, makes sure to get you the answers you need.

The Happiness Lab - In "The Happiness Lab" podcast, Yale professor Dr Laurie Santos will take you through the latest scientific research and share some surprising and inspiring stories that will forever alter the way you think about happiness. She's changed the lives of thousands of people through her class "Psychology and the Good Life," and she'll change yours, too.

The Science of Happiness Podcast - What does it take to live a happier life? Learn research-tested strategies that you can put into practice today. 

The Anxious Achiever - Rethink mental health and work, with candid stories from leaders who’ve been there.

Unlocking Us w/ Brene Brown - Join researcher and #1 New York Times best-selling author Brené Brown as she unpacks and explores the ideas, stories, experiences, books, films, and music that reflect the universal experiences of being human, from the bravest moments to the most brokenhearted.

The Screenagers Podcast - Join Delaney Ruston, MD, a leading authority on parenting in the digital age and the filmmaker of the award-winning Screenagers movies, as she explores strategies for raising screen-wise and tech-balanced youth. Through interviews with researchers, thought leaders, and young people themselves, the Screenagers Podcast delivers the latest in science along with practical tips and important insights that parents will want to share with their kids and teens.

Baby In The House w/ Dr. Tina Bryson & Dr. Phil Boucher - 

Baby in the House, the podcast where we tackle all those tough parenting questions, where everyone's got an opinion from grandparents to neighbors, to that nosy lady behind you at the line in the grocery, Where we examine the research, share our experiences, and those are the families we care for. We give you the clarity and confidence you need to make the right choices for your baby and family. Without guilt, confusion, or analysis paralysis. Tina Payne Bryson is a pediatric psychotherapist, a mom to three boys. The co-author of the New York Times bestsellers The Whole Brain Child, No Drama Discipline, as well as the Yes Brain and The Power of Showing Up. She's the author of The Bottom Line for Baby and talks to parents all over the world about how to raise kids who thrive. Phil is a board-certified pediatrician, husband, and father of five. He sees patients in his pediatric practice and actively engages parents online to bring peace, clarity, and confidence to over-busy confused parents.

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