Recovery Is – Crisis Intervention Training and the Marcus Alert

On today’s show, Carol introduces a new co-host: Dr. Angela Porter. Together they talk with Dr. John Lindstrom, CEO and Kelly Furgurson, Director of Assessment and Emergency Services from Richmond Behavioral Health about the Crisis Intervention Training Program and collaboration with police, the development of the Marcus Alert and how crisis response is fairing during COVID.

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Recovery Is: Mental Health Support During Covid

On today’s show, Carol talks with local mental health providers on how Covid is impacting mental health access and services. Guests today are: Dr. Angela Porter and Juno Fraser.

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Recovery Is – The Politics of Housing Disparities – part 2

This interview was previously aired on Women and Politics

Today co-hosts Sheri Shannon and Carol Olson bring on guests: Stephanie Lynch, councilwomen of the 5th district; Rachelle Hunley, Manager of Bridging the Gap at VCU; and LaToya S. Gray, creator of Planned Destruction to talk about housing issues in Richmond. Discussion centers on the issues of homelessness in the city and the impact of red-lining and it’s contribution to the poverty and homelessness of the African-American community most specifically. Stephanie Lynch brings her experience in working within city government to attempt to make change, Rachelle and Carol bring their experience in working with victims of violence in our city and how violence and homelessness intersect, and LaToya describes her work on examining the history of land ownership, valuation and development in the City of Richmond and the maps used to destroy black communities.

Today’s show is part 2.

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Recovery Is – Shelter with Diana Ortiz

Today Diana Ortiz, CEO of Doorways Shelter joins Carol to talk about how domestic violence shelters have navigated the pandemic and their plans for prevention. 

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Recovery Is – Art Therapy

Art Therapy licensure is making headway in Virginia. Approved in 2020 and with a projected launch date next year. We revisit the process to get art therapy licensure going in Virginia and why it’s important.

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Recovery Is – Women

On today’s show, we are re-playing the last in a series on women and addiction. Today’s show we focus on local community service boards in Hanover, Henrico, and Richmond. Tune in to hear what options they provide.

This show was recorded live at the International Perspectives on Women and Substance Abuse with the VCU Humphrey Fellows.

Following the show is a Peer 2 Ear with DJ Sammy Styles.

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Recovery Is – Peer Support

On today’s show, Melvina and Carol host Alethea Lambert and Mary McQuown from Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to talk about peer recovery support and specialists. 

“A peer support specialist is a person with “lived experience” who has been trained to support those who struggle with mental health, psychological trauma, or substance use. Their personal experience of these challenges provide peer support specialists with expertise that professional training cannot replicate.”

Following the show is a Peer 2 Ear with DJ Sammy Styles. 

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Recovery Is… Managing COVID in Richmond City Schools with Jason Kamras

On today’s show, guest Jason Kamras joins Melvina and Carol to talk about the impact of COVID on Richmond kids and families.  He describes some of the means the school district is managing education amid a pandemic: repurposing the buses to deliver food to families; establishing a collaboration for childminding; and getting those new laptops.

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Recovery Is .. Life with Farzana Doctor

On today’s show, author Farzana Doctor joins host Carol Olson to talk about Female Genital Mutilation and her new book “Seven” where she mixes in activism with the compelling story of a women discovering the history of FGM in her community.

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You can We Speak Out on twitter here:  @SpeakoutonFGM   learn more about FGM here: https://www.womenshealth.gov/a-z-topics/female-genital-cutting/