April 6, 2022

Ep 2- We Talk about Bruno

Ep 2- We Talk about Bruno

Today we chat about the movie, Encanto, generational trauma, familial relationships, making meatloaf and more! Huge SPOILER ALERT for Encanto.

Shayna and Kathy are joined by three special guests:

Ysa (She/They) is a school social worker pursuing her clinical licensure. 

Yazmin Castellano (She/Her) is a mental health professional, currently working with families to provide education and break the stigma of autism. 

Daveed Castellano (He/Him) is preparing to graduate with a degree in Film and New Media. He has experience in social media management, video & photo editing, and live broadcasting. 


DeAngelis, T. (2019, February). The legacy of trauma. Monitor on Psychology, 50(2). http://www.apa.org/monitor/2019/02/legacy-trauma

 Danieli, Yael & Norris, Fran & Lindert, Jutta & Paisner, Vera & Engdahl, Brian & Richter, Júlia. (2015). The Danieli Inventory of Multigenerational Legacies of Trauma, Part I: Survivors’ Posttrauma Adaptational Styles in their Children’s Eyes. Journal of Psychiatric Research. 68. 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2015.06.011. 


Artwork by Matthew Gwaltney- https://www.bdbumblebee.com

Editing by Ryan Merrill

Intro Music is "Call to Adventure" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)-Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License


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Yazmin Castellano

Yazmin (she/her) has a B.A. in Clinical Psychology from Sacred Heart University. PR and an M.A in School Psychology from Interamerican University. PR.
She currently works as a consultant for the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD-USF) serving middle/high school children and young adults. Her primary goals are to raise awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) among the Hispanic/Latino/LatinX community and CARD-USF services to Hispanic families and professionals. Yazmin reaches out to the Hispanic community and professionals by participating as a guest speaker on several Conferences. Yazmin also uses media to reach out to the Hispanic families via TV doing interviews with Telemundo Tampa, Univisión Tampa, Orlando and Ft. Myers, Rumba (iHeart Media) and International tv a radio.
Yazmin provides trainings on mental health, suicide, anxiety, challenging behaviors, sleep, feeding, and safety. Yazmin works collaboratively with Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA) as a board member of the Health Services Advisory Committee. Yazmin is part of the Safety Kids Committee in Polk county, where she has started to raise awareness about the importance of having and providing safety information in Spanish. She is also a part of the Diversity Committee at University of South Florida's College of Behavioral and Community Sciences. Before joining CARD, Yazmin worked in the fields of mental health, education and case management. Her experience incudes working in school settings, residential programs and clinical settings for individuals with behavioral, emotional and psychiatric disorders. Yazmin also performed duties as director for community-based programs.
In her free time, Yazmin enjoys spending time with her family, dancing, reading, journaling and meditating.

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Ysa (She/They) is a school-based social worker currently in pursuit of clinical licensure. Ysa is passionate about working with at-risk children and youth who have experienced trauma and specializes in children with behavioral disorders. They enjoy merging pop culture, specifically movies, with mental health counseling. Most recently, Ysa has used Encanto in group work to help children explore character traits interconnected with trauma and the importance of embracing differences - something they loved discussing during this episode. And as much as they would hate to admit Ysa does actually like the song "We don't talk about Bruno."

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Daveed Castellano

Daveed Castellano (He/Him) is preparing to graduate with a degree in Film and New Media. He has experience in social media management, video & photo editing, and live broadcasting.