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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