PreventionTalKS

PreventionTalKS

KDADS recognized the opportunity to expand prevention efforts to be inclusive of substance use prevention, mental health promotion, suicide prevention, and problem gambling prevention to enhance the behavioral health of Kansas communities. The Kansas Prevention Collaborative was created in an effort to integrate and innovate behavioral health prevention efforts.... Show More

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February 16, 2021 25 min
Today’s guest is Ngoc Vuong. Ngoc is a youth and community mobilizer with Safe Streets Wichita. He is also the founder of ICTeens in Mind, A student-led mental health initiative that was created to empower young people in Sedgwick County. To listen to the ICTeensInMind podcast visit https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/city-voices-x-wichita-kansas-aditya-joshi-O9QsN4RycCJ/. For More information on ICTeensInMind email icteensinmin...
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Wendy is a seasoned law enforcement officer with over 24 years of experience. She started her career in 1996 as a Special Agent with the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). She retired at the rank of Detective after 21 years of service from the Wichita Police Department where she spent a majority of her career working Persons Crimes Investigations. Wendy is currently the Health and Wellness Coordinator for the Sedgwi...
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Join Janell, Heather and Michelle as they talk about lessons learned in the unprecedented year of 2020 and where they would like to go in 2021. They explore some protective factors like gratitude and resilience and delve into what those might look like in 2021. From the entire PreventionTalKS team, we have enjoyed walking through 2020 with you and look forward to jumping into 2021 with you. We are always looking for ways to bette...
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2020 has been a crazy year. We have all been learning to navigate new normals and manage the stress we experience just by being alive today. Join Janell, Heather, and Michelle as they discuss the 4 indicators of stress and some trauma-informed and evidence-based practical things you can do to help implement self-care strategies to ease these stressors. This is list is from Dr. Bruce Perry. You can watch him discussing these things...
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Join us for this great conversation with Sheri Hall as she shares her expertise from years of experience as a certified peer specialist. Sheri Purpose Hall also shared with us one of her poems that gave Janell chills and left Heather speechless. Sheri Hall is a goal-oriented manager, a certified peer specialist in Kansas and Missouri, and an artistic creative with over ten years of experience in non-profit operations, arts admini...
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September 15, 2020 46 min
Join us for a great conversation with Erica Smith from Kansas Suicide Prevention Headquarters. Erica started volunteering at Kansas Suicide Prevention Headquarters in the Spring of 2014 and it's been a home ever since. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker who really enjoys working with victims/survivors of sexual trauma, people with eating disorders, and folks of all different identities and backgrounds. Erica has been empl...
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Join us for an enlightening discussion of how to manage the stress of parenting during these difficult times. Dr. Dan Lord is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist. He lives here in Wichita with his wife and extended family that includes two young granddaughters. He taught in the Friends University Marriage and Family Therapy graduate program for 25 years and now is retired, as a professor emeritus. He shares from the ...
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Join us for a conversation with Katrina Breeden. We talk about BIPOC mental health month, some common barriers in finding mental health care, and ways to take action in your own mental health care. Katrina has received her Master’s of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She has over 11 years of clinical experience, working in a variety of settings including private practice, school...
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Join us for this excellent conversation with Lydia Fuqua. Lydia is a Prevention Specialist with DCCCA. Lydia was the mastermind behind this year's KYC3 conference. She shares what it was like to transfer the conference to a virtual format and the amazing youth that were involved. She also shares some tips and tricks she has developed to combat Zoom fatigue and navigate the world through this pandemic. For more information on...
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May 19, 2020 36 min
We had an inspiring conversation with Dave Closson from The Mid-America Prevention Technology Transfer Center(Mid-America PTTC). The Mid-America PTTC is designed to serve as a prevention catalyst, empowering individuals and fostering partnerships to promote safe, healthy, and drug-free communities across Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas. Their services are evidence-based, culturally competent, and locally focused. They provid...
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April 21, 2020 43 min
Join the Prevention Team for a conversation about how quarantined life looks for them. There are a variety of experiences from living alone to living with children. Share with us what you all are doing to practicing self-care while social distancing. If you have ideas you would like to see on the podcast let us know at KPCTeam@wichita.edu.
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This month we had the chance to have a great conversation with Dave Sotelo the Youth Program Coordinator at Rise Up Reno Prevention Network. Join us to hear Dave's compelling story of how he ended up in working in Prevention. Dave's story reminds us why Prevention Matters! Thanks Dave for sharing your why with us!
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Join us in this great conversation with Terra Scott from Terra Sol Healing Arts. Terra is an integrative healing artist, which means she uses techniques and tools she has gathered along her journey to meet the needs of clients and to truly get to and address the root cause of disease. “I am an artist and I am a healer, but the true message is that healing is an art and we are never healed or unhealed but in a constant state of he...
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This month we have some special guests! Mandy and B Fincham own and operate the Kettle in Beloit, Ks. The Kettle is a trendy coffee shop with great food, craft beer, excellent food and a quality atmosphere. They often have live music and are a great place to just sit and hang out. Join us in our conversation to hear about all of the great protective factors the Kettle is promoting in Beloit, Ks. Be sure to check out their website...
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Join us as we celebrate our 12th episode! Chad Childs joins Janell and Heather in the studio to talk about how they all landed in prevention at WSU’s Community Engagement Institute. There is over 40 years of combined prevention knowledge in these two brains! Listen to learn more about the Prevention Initiatives team at WSU CEI as well as the possible theme for the 3rd annual Kansas Prevention Conference! As always follow us on FB a...
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We had the opportunity to have a conversation with Dawn Robinson, Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker(LSCSW). This is an excellent resource on how to recognize signs of PTSD and how to learn body regulation skills to help with symptoms of PTSD. Join us to hear why Michelle's brain gets angry and all sorts of other great information. During her undergraduate education Dawn worked within hospice care and with a dropout ...
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Join us as we interview "The Idea Generator," Patricia Houston. Patricia is a prevention at promotion specialist at Wichita State University's Community Engagement Institute. She has been working for the community of Wichita for years and has a heart to see great things happen in our community and establish lasting connections that will bring real change. If you have questions you can email Patricia at KPCTeam@wich...
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September 16, 2019 31 min
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness month. We chatted with Allan Bunch about #NSPM and how to communicate about suicide in a safe and respectful manner. Allan Bunch is the Vice President of Communication and Development for Headquarters, Inc. Based out of Lawrence, KS, Headquarters is the home of the Kansas Suicide Prevention Resource Center and Headquarters Counseling Center housing the National Suicide Prevention ...
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We had a wonderful and informative talk with Dr. Carol Hammon Paulson about PTSD. She shared her wealth of knowledge from her years of vast experience working with trauma survivors. For more information about how trauma effects the brain you can check out "The Body Keeps The Score" by Bessel van der Kolk. As always feel free to reach out to us at KPCTeam@wichita.edu and check out our FB page at https://www.facebook.com/...
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July 15, 2019 34 min
What is KCTC? Join us for a conversation with Lisa Chaney from Greenbush to find out the ins and outs of the KCTC survey. For more information go to www.kctcdata.org or email us at KPCTeam@wichita.edu.
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