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. 

You can follow Doorways on Twitter at: @Doorwaysva  and follow them on Facebook 

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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.

You can follow Recovery Is on twitter at @recoveryradiova and listen to past shows on www.recoveryis.life 

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.

You can follow Recovery Is on twitter at @recoveryradiova and listen to past shows on www.recoveryis.life 

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. 

You can follow Recovery Is on twitter at @recoveryradiova and listen to past shows on www.recoveryis.life 

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.

You can follow Farzana on twitter at: @farzanadoctor

You can find Recovery Is on twitter @recoveryradiova and our blog RecoveryIs.Life

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

 

Richmond Recovers: Youth Programming

On today’s show we have Shelley Callahan from Children Incorporated talking about their community programs for youth. We revisit the McShin Foundation to learn about a recovery highschool program developed in Richmond. We end with Sammy Styles and Peer to Ear and Community Calendar.

A Conversation with Art Therapists

Today local art therapist, Gretchen Graves joins Carol as co-host to talk about the practice of art therapy. Leila Saadeh and Laura Tuomisto join.

This week’s Peer to Ear by Sammy Styles

Recovery Calendar

Community Members, Fall into Wellness and Richmond Recovers

This weekend, Carol and Sammy attended the Fall Into Wellness Community Recovery Event and recorded participants talking about what recovery means to them.