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.

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October 19, 2021 38 min
This month's guest is Franchon Francees. Franchon is the founder of Healing Your Almond, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Certified Trauma Practitioner and Trainer. She founded Healing Your Almond, a Wilmington, NC-based consulting group, in 2019, utilizing her expertise in both trauma and emotional intelligence to help companies address employee stress and team efficiency. Known for her authentic leadership a...
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Our guest this month is Seth Dewey. Seth is a person in long-term recovery as well as a passionate advocate for building recovery capitol and furthering the adoption of harm reduction strategies and furthering the innovative approach of these strategies in rural America. Seth works for Reno County Health Department as the Substance Misuse Health Educator. He also serves on several board of directors in Reno county and on the Oxfor...
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Alexis Williams is a mother, retired Air Force Veteran, Serial Entrepreneur, and Community Leader. Having recently been a recipient of BeyGood’s Business Grant and listed as a "Top Mississippi Business to Know" on Oprah.com, she is a force and is making her own way with her one-of-a-kind Afro-waiian Clothing Brand, Aloha Glamour.
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This month’s guest is Crystal Rozelle–Bennett. Crystal has been working with youth and families for nearly 20 years.  She is committed to empowering, engaging, educating, and advocating in order to implement trauma-informed strategies for individuals and communities. She earned a Bachelor’s in Arts in psychology from Wells College and completed her Master’s in social work from Florida State University.  During her career, Ms. B...
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This month’s guest is Alyssa Spencer. Alyssa is a student at Wichita State University, and just graduated in May with her Master’s in Social Work. Alyssa was a practicum student at CEI this past year and now works with StopSuicideICT where she will implement the Zero Suicide Framework in Sedgwick County. Alyssa joins us today to share with us her final semester project for her MSW. Prevention in Media: This month’s prevention i...
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May 18, 2021 21 min
This month’s guest is Russell Spurlin. Russell is a Senior at Clay Center Community High School. He is a member of Kansas Youth Connect and is also one of the KYC Ambassadors. He works with DCCCA staff and WSU staff to strategize and help plan the KYC3 conference. Visit The KYC3 website for more information. https://www.dccca.org/2021-virtual-kyc3/ Prevention in Media This month’s prevention in media is “WandaVision”! WandaVisio...
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This month’s guest is Scott Henderson. Scott joined National Drug Endangered Children (DEC) as Executive Director on February 24, 2020. Scott is excited about National DEC’s opportunities to continue to grow and expand impacts. Scott says, “We have opportunities to not only hear a need; we have an opportunity to do something tangible to meet that need.” Join us to learn how DEC is meeting those needs and how you can be part of this...
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This month’s guest is Dr. Shayla Sullivant with Prepped and Ready: Parenting into the Teen Years. Shayla is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science, University of Kansas School of Medicine. More Information: • https://www.childrensmercy.org/departments-and-clinics/developmental-and-be...
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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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