Recovery Is – Housing Justice

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 1 with part 2 to air next week.

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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 – 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.. Women and Addiction

We continue our series on women and addiction recovery and visit two local community services board to hear about how they serve women. Henrico County Mental Health and Richmond Behavioral Health Authority speak at the Symposium on International Perspectives on Women and Addiction.

Gender Differences & Drug Addiction

Compared with men, women:
► Initiate alcohol/other substance use at an
earlier age than in previous generations, and
at approximately the same age as men.
► Show increased prevalence in past two
decades of alcohol and drug use with lower
levels of abstaining and higher levels of use
disorders.
► At treatment entry, with fewer years of use,
exhibit more medical, psychiatric, and
adverse social consequences. (Compton et al, 2007; Grucza et al, 2008; Randall et al., 1999; Hernandez-Avila et

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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/

 

Recovery Is.Life: Women and Substance abuse

On today’s show we continue with Dr. Hendrée Jones’ presentation on Whole Person Treatment – Caring for Women Across the Lifespan. This presentation was recorded at the Reynolds-VCU Humphreys Fellows Annual Symposium. This year’s theme: International Perspectives on Women and Substance Abuse. Dr. Jones is a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the School of Medicine, University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. She is also the executive director of UNC Horizons, a comprehensive drug treatment program for pregnant and parenting women and their drug-exposed children.

International Narcotics Control Board devoted Chapter 1 of their report in 2016 to women
• The report summarized that compared to men, women:
• Are highly stigmatized
• Experience more violence
• Are less likely to receive treatment for substance use disorders
• Lack access to gender-specific treatment
• Are being incarcerated at higher rates = devastating effects on children
• While gender itself may not predict treatment outcome, there are
gender-specific factors that influence treatment outcomes in women

On today’s show, we have included modules: Peer 2 Ear with Sammy Styles and a V Word module on addiction and substance with Carol Olson.

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Health Week – An Interview with Danny Avula

This week we sit down with Danny Avula – Richmond City Health District Director and Henrico County Acting Director about Health Week.

Housing is one of the most efficient ways to improve health. Where we live and who we live alongside determines whether we have access to good jobs, reliable transportation, quality schools, grocery stores that offer fresh produce, and space for recreation and community. 

Regardless of income, neighborhood, education level, or race, our quality of life depends on access to a healthy, safe, and sustainable home. We cannot move forward as a city until we address barriers preventing so many families from this cornerstone of thriving. 

Questions: email George.Jones @vdh.virginia.gov or contact your council member.

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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