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.
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.
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.
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.
On today’s show, the Richmond and Chesterfield combined crisis intervention team returns with peer in recovery, Sammy Styles to talk about their work to train police in mental health informed response and the progress of the crisis triage centers.