Risky Behaviors and Teens

audio summit hosted by the Joyful Courage podcast


Register now!

Self-paced audio summit

$49 USD

Parenting teens is hard!

I know this to be true. I am currently on my own journey of parenting teenagers and the challenges are nothing that I saw coming. As I looked for help I found that the conversations that I wanted to be having about teens weren’t available. Our teens are engaging in risky behavior, just as many of us did – are we prepared to navigate it?


Do you feel like your teen has a secret life?

Do you think they’re drinking at parties?

Smoking weed?

Drug use?

Are you worried about vaping?

Do you feel a lack of control right now?


There are SO MANY topics that could be included in a summit like this. AND, there is so much information that we can consume. The “mini summit” format is designed to give you useful information that can forward you on your journey of parenting your teen, without overwhelming you.

Summit details

I have zeroed in on five areas that our members of the community identified as critical conversations:

  1. Teen Wiring and Development
  2. Vaping and Weed
  3. Teen Alcohol Use
  4. Drug Use and Abuse
  5. Extreme Defiance

Meet the guests

Vibha Arora

Vibha Arora is a Life Coach and Parenting Coach specializing in conscious transformations. She has a private practice in Southern California where she sees clients in person and also works with clients via video from wherever they are in the world.

Vibha has her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and is a certified parent/teacher Positive Discipline Facilitator, Conscious Parenting Guide and certified Subconscious Transformation Practitioner. She’s been providing a safe, judgement free space for parents to process thoughts, feelings, beliefs, challenges and celebrations on their parenting journey for over a decade.

Vibha is an expert at uncovering patterns that are keeping parents stuck and she helps people to shift their perspectives to see through a lens limitless potential and possibilities. She’s also a self-proclaimed “brain science nerd.”

She is a single Mom to 2 amazing kidults- a 22 year old daughter and 20 year old son. Vibha’s passion in life is to empower others and guide them towards their own inner wisdom, connection, purpose and truth.

Ray Lozano

Since 1986, Ray Lozano has educated and entertained thousands of students in hundreds of middle schools and high schools from Alaska to Florida, and internationally in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda. Ray has a talent and gift for conveying what could be construed as boring drug and alcohol prevention information in such a fun and humorous way that his audiences come away informed and entertained.

With varied experience professionally, Ray is well equipped to be the unique speaker that he is today. Having relevant, research-based presentations is extremely important to him. Ray seeks to present factual, unbiased information to his audiences and let them decide how to synthesize that information in their own lives.

Juan Gavidia

Juan Gavidia is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California with a demonstrated history of positive outcomes when working with teens, couples, families, individuals, and groups to help create solutions, resolve challenges, and find the way to a meaningful life. Juan has over 10 years of experience working in the mental health field; from prevention specialist to licensed therapist and community advocate.

His experience includes working with students diagnosed with Autism at the Los Angeles County Office of Education, to leading groups at the local high schools (including parents and teen groups), to providing case management services to people suffering from severe mental health, and currently providing psychotherapeutic services to children, teens and families in all communities, including underserved communities in Los Angeles and Orange County.

Juan has enjoyed all his years working in mental health and he truly believes that his experience, in this challenging and rewarding profession, along with his education and personality traits, have led him to be an effective therapist and advocate. Additionally, Juan is a member of the board of directors for The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), a Subject Matter Expert helping to further develop licensing exams with the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS), and advocate for mental health issues.

Starla Wesley

Starla has a Masters in Adlerian Psychotherapy; Programs complete Clinical Mental Health and Co-occurring Disorders. She is a culturally competent Mental Health Clinician with over twenty-five years of experience serving adults and children from different cultures with chronic mental, substance abuse, criminal justice, and behavioral health issues in various settings.

Starla is credentialed by the Minnesota Certification Board as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor Reciprocal (ADCR-MN) and is an Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor (ICAADC).

Alyson Schafer

Alyson Schafer is one of Canada’s most notable parenting experts and an international speaker. She is author of Breaking The Good Mom Myth, Honey, I Wrecked the Kids, and Ain’t Misbehavin. Alyson hosts TV’s The Parenting Show and the podcast “Parenting The Adlerian Way”. She is a family counsellor in private practice and the third generation in her family to teach Adlerian parenting workshops.

What you can expect

– Authentic discussion –
You will find yourself drawn in by the real, candid interview style of the host, Casey. She too is a parent of teens and brings her transparency to each and every interview. She values lightness and authenticity in the parenting conversation – resulting in feeling like you’re having a conversation with good friends, while taking in information that will up your confidence while raising your teens.


– Personal growth –
This summit is an opportunity to put yourself, and your learning, first, and to get information that will support you in making a meaningful impact on your family. The topics we are covering come straight from what I see the Joyful Courage community asking for support with. This is an emotional journey, and we all want to get it right.


– Community –
All registered participants will be encouraged to join the Joyful Courage for Parents of Teens FB Group (again, optional) for discussions about each day’ interview. This is a supportive group of like-minded parents on the journey, ready to stand for you with support and celebration.

How the spotlight summits work

After you register you will get instant access to all the summit interviews and a welcome email from me, encouraging you to join the Joyful Courage community. Joining the Facebook group is optional, however it is a super fabulous, like-minded group of parents of teens over there waiting for you to chime in. The conversations have already started!


The summits include audio only interviews so that you can take them wherever you go.



The content is yours to consume as you see fit. You can listen to the interviews and read the transcripts on a timeline that works for you – coming back to your favorites again and again.

Virtual Classroom

All of the content from the summits will be stored in your personal account on Teachable. Participants will create their own username and password, and will find the interviews and transcripts made available in their virtual classroom.

All of the audios and transcripts will be downloadable and yours to keep. Download the Teachable iPhone app to make it super easy.

Lifetime Access

The good news is, no matter how you are able to listen in to these interviews, they are yours to keep forever. You get to choose when you listen to them, and how you want to integrate what you learn. After taking in these interviews, you will have the tools and skills to be the parent you want to be, with strong relationships, as well as boundaries and guidelines that fit your family.

Register now

self-paced audio summit, lifetime access

Risky Behaviors & Teens

One-time payment

$49 USD