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S5 Episode 04: State of the Kids

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

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:

KidsMatter website  

Crisis Text Line for students:  Text REACH to 741741

Ask the Expert line for parents:

Video summarizing the results of the State of the Kids survey: 

Naperville Sun article about the survey results

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