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.

Changing drug use in youth – the Icelandic Model

20170524_143841On today’s show we visit the University of Reykjavik and learn about Planet Youth, a program designed to change communities to facilitate youth growing up drug free.

 

We then visit the McShin Foundation to learn how they are supporting youth in recovery here in Richmond. We end with Peer 2 Ear with Sammy Styles, the peer in recovery perspective.

 

Richmond Recovers: Recovery and Artistic Creation

Today three peers in recovery return to the station to talk about their recovery journey and how as artists and musicians, recovery enhances their art.

Peer to Ear by Sammy Styles

Richmond Recovers: Crisis Intervention Team

20170519_101502On 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.