BTST Services' Podcast

BTST Services' Podcast

Meeting You Where You Are, is BTST Services' podcast designed to shed light on how Behavioral Health issues impact everyday life. It will also focus on highlighting other services and agencies providing good work, upcoming events, current topics impacting the urban community and more.

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July 22, 2021 26 min
Did you know that in 2016, Maryland ranked 4th among the top states with the most human trafficking cases per capita? Although the numbers have slightly decreased since then, Baltimore is still a hotspot for human trafficking. In this episode, host Jan Desper Peters and Dr. Kimberly Gordon-Achebe speak about common misconceptions about human trafficking and follow Dr. Gordon’s journey to becoming an advocate for health equity and h...
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The semester may have started but it's not too late! Do you have a student heading off to college? Do you find yourself awake at night worried about how you'll pay for school? We have the sign you've been waiting for! Tune into this week's episode of Meeting You Where You Are with host Jan Desper Peters as Dr. Christie Chamblis Murray and Nicole T. Cole, co-authors of College Funding Strategies I Wish Someone Had To...
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The 2016 film Hidden Figures shed light on the stories of three extraordinary Black women that excelled in the misogynistic world of academia and science to carve a path for others. On today's episode of Meeting You Where You Are, host Jan Desper Peters speaks with four "hidden figures" in academia, Dr. Kimberly Flagg Sellers, Tracey Murray, Tiffaney Parkman, and Jocelyn DeVance Taliaferro. These ladies are contemporary...
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We feel your pain! On this episode of Meeting You Where You Are, host Jan Desper Peters speaks with Jada McCray, co-owner and Executive Director of BTST Services, and Jody Friend, a senior HR executive to share their experiences of learning to pivot a business in the middle of a pandemic. From transitioning to telework to creating safety plans, tune in to catch the tips and tricks that all employers, employees, and clients should k...
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In honor of Minority Mental Health Month, host Jan Desper Peters is joined by Dr. Vabren Watts, Deputy Director of the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Division of Diversity and Health. Dr. Watts received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from Meharry Medical College and completed his post-doctoral training in Cardiology Research at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He has worked in a space where you find few African America...
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On this episode of Meeting You Where You Are, host Jan Desper Peters speaks with author and inspirational speaker Ashley Tate about how her journey through the foster care system, homelessness, and domestic abuse led her on a path of entrepreneurship built on inspiring others through her journey of hope and beating the odds. William Honablew, Jr., Executive Director of the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce and coach and mentor to ...
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Will schools reopen in the fall? Will my child be safe in the classroom? What conversations are teachers having about safety and quality of education this fall? Will they be able to adjust? Get these questions and more answered in this week's episode of Meeting You Where You Are. In this episode, host Jan Desper Peters is joined by four educators from the elementary to college level to discuss the pros and cons of schools reope...
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“In a time where information is inconsistent and responsibility appears lax, it is important to have an up-to-date discussion about all things COVID-19. On today’s episode of Meeting You Where You Are, host Jan Desper Peters is joined by population health expert Dr. Melissa Clarke and Cheryl Maxwell, a COVID-19 survivor, to talk A to Z about the dual pandemic. So, sit back and listen up to get the inside scoop about COVID-19 myths ...
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In this new episode of the Meeting You Where You Are podcast, host Jan Desper Peters and her guest Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle Co-Founder Dayvon Love discuss the protests and policy implications of two pandemics COVID-19 and racism.
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On this episode of Meeting You Where You Are, host, Jan Desper Peters, speaks with Councilman Robert Stokes of Baltimore City's 12th District about how COVID-19 has affected the wider Baltimore community while giving special attention to its effects on the senior population in his district. This episode also features two special guests, a director of a senior building and a senior resident, who share their experience and protoc...
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In the PART 2 episode of "Meeting You Where You Are", host Jan Desper Peters and Dr. Kevin Washington, psychologist, professor, and past president of the Association of Black Psychologists, dissect the many examples of modern-day lynching of Black men and boys. We also discuss a full range of topics including how critical it is for Black and Brown people to vote in the upcoming elections and to position ourselves to ask for...
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In this episode of "Meeting You Where You Are", host Jan Desper Peters and Dr. Kevin Washington, psychologist, professor, and past president of the Association of Black Psychologists, dissect the many examples of modern-day lynching of Black men and boys. We also discuss a full range of topics including how critical it is for Black and Brown people to vote in the upcoming elections and to position ourselves to ask for what ...
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On a new episode of the Meeting You Where You Are Podcast, host Jan Desper Peters will sit down with special guest Lisa Anderson. Lisa Anderson spent 30 years as a CPA, CFO, CEO, GOVcon expert, and Certified Leadership Coach. She has a wealth of experience in federal government contracting and small business advisory. As CEO of her own company, Anavo Transformation Solutions, Lisa and host Jan Desper Peters discuss the steps, even ...
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Today on Meeting You Where You Are Podcast, our host, Jan Desper Peters, will have an enlightening conversation with her sister Linda Jones Coxson, about her experience before, during, and after testing positive for COVID-19. SO, SIT BACK AND LISTEN UP!! link in bio - So, sit back and listen up!
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In this LIVE Podcast of Meeting You Where You Are, Jan Desper Peters and Annette March-Grier will discuss the immense toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on the traditional ways to process grief and the loss of a loved one. Annette is the President of Roberta’s House, a family grief support center, and her family owns March Funeral Homes. Please join us as we share coping skills during this new way of saying good-bye.
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American small businesses are facing an unprecedented economic disruption due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Cities and states have implemented mandatory closures of public spaces to ensure social distancing to prevent the spread of the virus. The fallout of this pandemic has increased our already stress-filled lives. BUT, there is good news! Congress has reached a bipartisan compromise on a $2 trillion economic stim...
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In this episode of BTST's Meeting You Where You Are podcast, Jan Desper Peters and Chris Simon have a "Real Talk'' conversation with Carmichael Cannady, known by most as Stokey. No question is off-limits as Stokey shares his first encounter selling drugs for his father at the age of 10, the lessons he learned while serving time in prison, his son's legal predicament, and his unwavering commitment to improving th...
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In this episode of the BTST Podcast Meeting You Where You Are, Host Jan Desper Peters speaks with Licensed Professional Counselor, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, Spirit. They talked about how to LOVE your partner, how to keep your SEX life interesting, and how LOVE and great SEX does not work without communication. This podcast is a juicy one! The full interview with Spirit is available on the Apple podcast app and Podomatic. So sit back, listen...
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In this episode of the BTST Podcast Meeting You Where You Are, Host Jan Desper Peters speaks with Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings about her late husband, Congressman Elijah Cummings. Her brave decision for elective surgery and her vision for the Maryland's 7th Congressional District.
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