Helping Parents Talk to their Mil-Kids about Suicide

October 4, 2022

Episode 242

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Description: Dr. Leskin discusses the topic of suicide and our military children.

This podcast has been made possible thanks to the generous support of the Naval Officers’ Spouses’ Club of Washington D.C


Show Notes:

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline:


The Military Child Wellness Kit


Military One Source


Webinar Link:



Dr. Gregory Leskin

Dr. Gregory Leskin is a licensed clinical psychologist and serves as Director, NCTSN Military and Veteran Families and Children Program and the Academy on Child Traumatic Stress at the UCLA/Duke University’s National Center for Child Traumatic Stress.

Dr. Leskin directs the NCTSN/DoD Academy on Child Trauma, an online training and social media platform developed to train DoD Family Advocacy Program staff clinical skills related to child trauma and behavioral health prevention for military families and children.

Previously, Dr. Leskin has worked as a Clinical Researcher and Director of Clinical Training at the National Center for PTSD, Stanford University, and the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. He completed a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) post-doctoral fellowship at the National Center for PTSD at the Boston VA Medical Center. 

Dr. Leskin has written, consulted, and lectured on a number of clinical topics, including risk factors facing military-connected children, combat-related PTSD, impact of deployment on families and children, and promoting psychological resilience and well-being.

He is the primary developer for the MiTi Kids program bringing together Military Informed and Trauma informed Principles for organizations to serve the needs of military and Veteran Families.  Dr. Leskin is also a member of MCEC’s Science Advisory Board.



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