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CarSeat Questions Podcast

September 06, 2023

Should I Be Scared? Kids + School Shootings with Dr. Jamie Aten

It is back to school time and parents everywhere are faced with questions about their kids’ safety. Statistics show that the number of shootings within schools, even elementary schools, is at an all time high in our country. Should parents be scared? Should their kids be scared? Join us for this episode of the CarSeat Questions podcast with Dr. Jamie Aten for a discussion on these realities that face parents everywhere. 

JAMIE ATEN, PhD, is Co-Founder of Spiritual First Aid. He is also the Founder and Co-Director of Humanitarian Disaster Institute, Blanchard Chair of Humanitarian and Disaster Leadership, and Co-Coordinator of the Trauma Certificate Program at Wheaton College. Personally, he is both a Hurricane Katrina and late-stage early onset cancer survivor. Professionally, as a di­saster psychologist he has responded to and researched disasters and mass traumas around the globe. He has published 9 authored and edited books and over 150 scholarly publications including in some of the top peer-reviewed jour­nals in the field of psychology. His research has been supported by over $7 million dol­lars in awarded grants. He is frequently cited, interviewed, and published in outlets like The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, CNN, Fox News, BBC News, Psychology Today, Religion News Service, Moody Radio, and Christianity Today. In 2016 he was awarded the FEMA Community Preparedness Champion Award at the White House. He also received the Early Career Award and Applied Psychology of Re­ligion and Spirituality Award from the American Psychological Association’s Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. He is cohost of the award winning The Better Samaritan blog and podcast at Christianity Today. You can follow Jamie on Twitter at @drjamieaten. 


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Eddie Cuevas

Eddie Cuevas was born and raised in the inner city of Chicago and is an alumnus of The Moody Bible Institute. Eddie and his wife Lauren both met at MBI, and now live in the western suburbs of Chicago with their 2-year-old son. Eddie serves as the Contracts and Subsidiary Rights Manager for Moody Publishers and continues to have a strong partnership with MBI. Eddie will tell you that he is a devout Chicago sports fan (except for the Cubs), a musician who is currently a member of a chamber choir in Chicago, and enjoys modern board gaming…oh, and enjoys spending time with his son of course.  


Lauren Cuevas

Lauren Cuevas is a radio producer by day, TikTok and ice cream enthusiast by night. Lauren spends her days producing Mornings with Brian on Moody Radio Cleveland and enjoys the evenings with her husband Eddie and son, Trey. On an evening alone you can find her watching 80's movies or binging the next true crime podcast. Lauren is an alumna of Moody Bible Institute and lives in the Chicago suburbs.

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CarSeat Questions

Has your child ever asked you a BIG question? One of those questions that makes YOU think? If that's you, you're not alone! Kids are curious, and they have questions...questions about all sorts of things. This is Car Seat Questions - a podcast for parents of curious kids. Each episode is designed to help you answer your kids' questions in a Biblically sound and age appropriate way - to encourage their curiosity and consider their childlike spirit.

New episodes release every Wednesday.