1. Preventing Teen Addiction with Dr. Gayani DeSilva Dr. Cam 33:01

If you’re concerned that your teen is struggling with addiction, whether it’s technology, substances, or behavior, this episode is for you.  

Dr. Cam is joined by the renowned Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Dr. Gayani DeSilva. Dr. DeSilva is not only a leading expert in the field, but she’s also the author of two highly acclaimed books: “A Psychiatrist’s Guide: Helping Parents Reach Their Depressed Tween” and “A Psychiatrist’s Guide: Stop Teen Addiction Before It Starts.”

Together, they navigate the intricate terrain of teen addiction, and most importantly, uncover proactive steps that parents can take to protect their teenagers from this widespread threat.

The ‘Parenting Teens with Dr. Cam’ Podcast: Your Guide to Navigating Adolescence Without Losing Your Mind. Hosted by Cameron (Dr. Cam) Caswell, an acclaimed adolescent psychologist with over two decades of experience empowering parents and nurturing teen development. In each episode, she partners with a guest expert to deliver invaluable insights and practical advice for raising healthy, resilient teenagers. Whether you’re a seasoned parent seeking to enhance your parenting skills or a newcomer to the world of adolescence, this podcast is a must-listen.  


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Cameron (Dr. Cam) Caswell, PhD, the “teen translator,” is an adolescent psychologist, family success coach, and co-creator of Thriving School Community, a revolutionary program designed for schools to improve student, staff, and parent well-being.

For over two decades, she has been helping parents build strong, positive relationships with their teens through improved communication, connection, and understanding. Dr. Cam is a TEDx speaker, host of the Parenting Teens with Dr. Cam podcast, co-creator of the “I Am Enough” teen 12-week workshop, author of Power Phrases for Parents: Teen Edition, and co-author of Improving School Mental Health: The Thriving School Community Solution.

Dr. Cam is the mom of a teen too, so she not only talks the talk, she walks the walk!